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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The First Breath of Spring

Herb Blurb March 2018

The First Breath of Spring March is one of those volatile months where you never know what nature is going to throw at you. The first bulbs are blooming, the days are getting longer and even though winter surely has a few more tricks up its sleeve, the glorious season of growth is on the […]

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February is the last true month of winter.

Herb Blurb February 2018

February is the last true month of winter. Spring is starting to appear with tulips, hyacinths and primrose featured in garden centers and grocers and soon those snowdrops and hyacainths will begin to emerge . Enjoy skiing, sledding, skating and all that frosty beauty before it melts away. Upcoming Classes Pressed Flower Arts Denver Botanic […]

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Best Ever Granola

Oats are nourishing, calming and fortifying. Oats contain iron, vitamin B complex, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and vitamins A and C. High in fiber and protein, a steaming bowl of steel cut oats makes the perfect warming winter breakfast. Ingredients 1/3 cup honey or agave nectar 1/4 cup brown sugar you can moderate this to whatever […]

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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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Butternut Squash and Veggies Mac n Cheese

Butternut Squash and Veggies Mac n Cheese No comparison to the boxed variety, creamy and delicious and you can hide the veggies from the kids. Ingredients 8 ounces elbow macaroni 3 tablespoons butter Olive or avocado oil 1 cups coarse breadcrumbs you can use panko breadcrumbs for this 1 cup grated parmesan cheese ½ cup […]

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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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