Roasted Garlic

Roasted Garlic

Roasted Garlic Recipe Antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal, great for the cardiovascular and immune system garlic is a true super food. Make a couple extra and have on hand for garlic butter or to add to other dishes. 1 large garlic head 1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut the head of […]

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Chickpea, Chicken and Roasted Garlic Soup

Chickpea, Chicken and Roasted Garlic Soup

Chickpea, Chicken and Roasted Garlic Soup, serves 6-8 This is a wonderful, nourishing soup, tasty enough for company and great for boosting the immune system at the tail end (we hope) of the cold and flu season. Substitute whatever vegetable you have on hand, omit the chicken for the vegetarian version. olive oil 1-2 cups […]

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Homemade Boursin

Homemade Boursin

Homemade Boursin This is easy and delicious! 2 garlic cloves, finely minced 8 oz butter – room temp 16oz cream cheese, room temp 4 tbs freshly grated Parmesan Salt and pepper to taste. Fresh or dried herbs of choice. If fresh they should be minced. I like chives, marjoram, thyme, basil, dill and/or red pepper […]

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Apple Chutney Recipe

Apple Chutney

Apple Chutney Chutney is a wonderful accompaniment to all your favorite dishes. It also goes well with the boursin cheese recipe that follows. 3 large tart cooking apples (such as green Granny Smith) peeled, cored, and chopped 1 red or green bell pepper, cored and sliced thin 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/3 cup apple cider […]

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chickweed salad

Chickweed Salad

Chickweed Salad Chickweed leaves and flowers are a tasty edible plant, full of B complex vitamins, iron, calcium, and vitamins A and C. It is a cooling herb, great for soothing both internal and external inflammation. Read More about in our March Herb Blurb. 1 cup mixed baby greens 1 cup washed Chickweed, loosely chopped […]

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Choco Chili Cupcakes

Choco Chili Cupcakes

Choco Chili Cupcakes Prepare a muffin pan with cupcake liners; spray exposed metal with oil for easy cleanup 2 cups sugar 1 ¾ cup flour ¾ cup cocoa 1 ½ tsp. baking powder 1 ½ tsp. baking soda 1 tbs (or more depending on your heat preference) chili powder 1 tsp. salt 2 eggs 1 […]

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Easy French Onion Soup

Easy French Onion Soup

Easy French Onion Soup 8 cups of beef broth, I use diluted Better than Bouillon organic concentrate 2 cups yellow onion sliced thin 1 1/2 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon olive oil 3-4 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 4 slices toasted baguette bread 1 cup shredded gruyere or Swiss cheese Melt butter and oil in […]

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Garlic Shrimp – Gambos a Ajillo

Garlic Shrimp – Gambos a Ajillo

Garlic Shrimp – Gambos a Ajillo A classic Spanish tapa, shrimp with garlic is delicious and a snap to make. Don’t overcook the shrimp; they will go from tender and succulent to hard and rubbery. 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined, nice with tails left on 1 teaspoon cooking oil 2 tablespoons butter 6-8 medium […]

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Beet, Feta and Blood Orange Salad

Beet, Feta and Blood Orange Salad 4 small to medium beets roasted, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces 4 blood oranges regular oranges will also work. 3 ounces crumbled feta or goat cheese Cilantro garnish optional Salt and pepper to taste. Dressing 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 tablespoon champagne or rice vinegar 1/2 […]

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Upstate Minestrone Soup

Upstate Minestrone Soup One of my favorite winter soups. Hearty, warming and tasty! Ingredients 1 lb Italian Kielbasa or sausage of choice, sliced sideways into ½” pieces Olive or avocado oil 1 cup diced onion 4 cloves garlic minced 1/2 cup sliced carrots 1 bell pepper diced 2 small zucchini sliced 1 can 16oz can […]

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Best Ever Banana Bread

Best Ever Banana Bread Ingredients 2 ripe bananas mashed 2 eggs 1 3/4 cups unsifted all purpose flour 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup plus1 tbsp. buttermilk 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. vanilla 1/2 tsp. salt Instructions Preheat oven to 325. Grease and flour 9×5 loaf […]

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Ricotta, Gorgonzola and Honey Spread

Ricotta, Gorgonzola and Honey Spread Tasty, easy and great for parties. Ingredients 1-15 oz container ricotta cheese 6 oz gorgonzola cheese crumbled ½ tsp dried thyme ½ tsp dried rosemary ½ tsp cracked black pepper 1 tbs honey Crackers or baguette slices Sliced apples or pears or thinly sliced dried apricots Walnuts optional Instructions Beat […]

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