Caramelized Vegetable and Meatball Soup

Caramelized Vegetable and Meatball Soup A hearty, nutritious soup for those cold winter nights. Make extra and freeze. Substitute veggies and protein as you like. 1 small peeled, seeded butternut squash 1-2 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled 2 carrots 2 large parsnips, peeled 10 to 15 garlic cloves, peeled, cut if extra large into medium […]

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Holiday Season Starts in Colorado – November 2014

For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, For love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)    Thanksgiving reminds us of the ancient celebrations of harvest. A time when offerings were made in gratitude to the earth’s abundance and prayers […]

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Autumn in Colorado – October 2014

The weather is gorgeous, and though the color in the mountains will be pretty much over, the front range will start displaying spectacular fall colors. We are in the bounty of the harvest season with apples, corn mazes, and hiking and biking or just long walks in the cool, crisp air of autumn. Halloween festivities […]

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Pickled Garlic

Pickled Garlic Use in everything you would use garlic for. Delicious, easy and so good for you.This recipe also works great with jalapeno peppers. Takes away a lot of the heat and intensifies flavor. 1 cup organic apple cider vinegar, you can also use wine or rice vinegar 1tbs. chili flakes 1 tbs. thyme 1 […]

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Garden Herb Blend

Garden Herb Blend Another great use for those dried herbs. This seasoning blend is great for adding antioxidants and flavor to soups, casseroles, veggies and meats, basically all your savory items. Feel free to substitute whatever herbs you have on hand. The base of dried garlic and onion is essential. You can get them in […]

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Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri Sauce 1 cup fresh Italian parsley ½ cup olive oil 1/3 cup red wine or balsamic vinegar 2 garlic cloves, peeled ¾ tsp red pepper flakes 1 tsp oregano ½ tsp cumin ½ tsp salt Combine in food processor or mortar and pestle. Will keep in the refrigerator for weeks. Bring to room temperature […]

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Slow Roasted Tomatoes

Slow Roasted Tomatoes Good recipe if you have bowls of harvested tomatoes on your counter. You can freeze and use later. Also great for giving some flavor to those bland winter tomatoes. Use on pizzas, in sauces, soups, stews and casseroles, anywhere you want a concentrated tomato flavor. Preheat oven to 275. Cut fresh tomatoes […]

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Gorgeous Colorado Fall – September 2014

Herb Blurb September 2014 Yep, it’s September and my favorite season begins soon, gorgeous fall. Harvest festivals, the aspen turning, the farmers markets overflowing with fresh fruits and veggies and cooler days and nights all add up to a marvelous month. It’s time to start stocking up for winter. Collect the garden harvest, dry herbs […]

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Peach Salsa

Peach Salsa Use as an appetizer, a topping or a spicy snack. 1 small red onion, peeled and chopped small 1-2 jalapeno peppers, (Anaheim if you avoid heat) 1 tbs fresh grated ginger root 2 tbs olive oil 5-6 peaches, not overly ripe, pitted and chopped 1 tbs fresh lime juice 1-2 cloves of fresh […]

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Stuffed Zucchini

Stuffed Zucchini Delicious way to use up some of that summer produce. 3 medium zucchini 1 lb ground lamb, pork, turkey, beef or chicken – your choice. 2-3 cloves garlic, minced ¼ cup chopped onion ¼ cup chopped bell pepper 1 cup of chopped tomatoes 1/2 cup grated parmesan or asiago cheese ½ cup shredded […]

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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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