The Fruits of Colorado Summer – August 2014

Herb Blurb August 2014 If you have been too busy to plunder the fruits of summer, your time is running out. So get out there and have some fun! There is a lot going on this month including festivals, outdoor concerts, farmers markets, food fairs, swimming before the pools and lakes close and perfect hiking […]

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Slow Roasted Tomatoes

Slow Roasted Tomatoes Slow roasting brings out the sweetness of tomatoes. Use these as a side dish, puree for an incredible tomato sauce or soup, use in salsas or in place of tomatoes in any of your favorite recipes. 2-3 lbs of tomatoes cut into medium wedges 2 red or yellow onions cut into thick […]

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Shrubs – a delicious, refreshing drink

Shrubs – a delicious, refreshing drink Shrubs are a drink from American colonial days made with vinegar, sugar, fruits and herbs. They were used as a thirst quencher and are easy to make and great for using up seasonal produce. They can also add a nice tang to cocktails. My most recent recipe was chopped […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crunch

Strawberry/Rhubarb Crunch – serves 6-8 Filling 2/3 cup sugar 3 tbs flour 1 lb strawberries, sliced 3 cups diced rhubarb 1 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice Topping ¾ cup flour ½ cup rolled oats ½ cup brown sugar 1 stick butter 1 tsp cinnamon Preheat oven to 375. Mix filling ingredients in bowl and place […]

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White Bean and Roasted Eggplant Hummus

White Bean and Roasted Eggplant Hummus 1 ½ lbs eggplant, trimmed and cut into small chunks Olive oil Salt and pepper 1 15oz can white beans, drained and rinsed 1/3 cup loosely packed, fresh parsley 3 tbs fresh lemon juice 2 cloves minced garlic Red pepper flakes (optional) Preheat oven to 450. Oil a baking […]

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Plum Crumble

Plum Crumble Easy and delicious! 3 pounds fresh plums, pitted, quartered, about 5 cups 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour ½ cup granulated sugar ½ teaspoon salt ½ tsp cinnamon 1 large egg, beaten ½ cup butter, melted Combine plums and sugar, stirring well to blend. Pour into a buttered 11 1/2×7 […]

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Green Beans with Garlic and Walnuts

Green Beans with Garlic and Walnuts My favorite way to have green beans. 2 cups fresh green beans, cleaned – (stem tip snapped off) 3 garlic cloves minced ½ cup walnuts 2 tbs butter Olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Steam beans until tender but still slightly firm. Drain and rinse with cold water […]

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Gazpacho

Gazpacho Full of veggies and vitamins, with a fresh from the garden flavor.  6 ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped, if out of season use cherry for best results. 1 red onion, finely chopped 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, chopped 1 sweet red bell pepper (or green) seeded and chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 1-2 tbs chopped […]

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