Rhubarb Oatmeal Bars

Rhubarb Oatmeal Bars

Great for hiking, picnics, and pot lucks. Delicious! 1/2 cup chopped nuts 1 1/2 cups rolled oats 1 cup brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups flour 1 cup butter or shortening 1/4 teaspoon baking soda Filling: 3 cups chopped rhubarb 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1/4 cup water 1 teaspoon vanilla […]

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Fresh Strawberry Jam

Fresh Strawberry Jam

Here is a great way to use up those strawberries on the verge in the fridge. Eat within a week or freeze. Also great on ice cream, puddings, and cake. 1 cup sugar large lemon, zested and juiced 1 – quart strawberries, rinsed and cut into small pieces. Combine the sugar, lemon zest, and juice […]

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Our Homemade Boursin is easy and delicious!

Homemade Boursin Cheese

This is easy and delicious with the fresh herbs of spring! 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, […]

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Penne Pasta with Nettle Pesto, Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Olives

1 lb penne or other tubular or bow tie pasta, don’t use spaghetti 1 cup sun-dried or slow-roasted tomatoes shredded parmesan or asiago cheese 1 cup drained olives of choice, I like Kalamata 1 cup nettle pesto toasted pine nuts Cook pasta and drain. Spoon in 1 cup of pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, and olives. Toss […]

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Nettle Pesto Recipe

Nettle Pesto

Use this Nettle Pesto on pizza, pasta, sandwiches, with cheese, in salad dressings, and dips. No fresh nettles? You can substitute with basil or arugula, but use these fresh, don’t blanch. Makes about 1 1/2 cups. ¾ cup pine nuts, walnuts, or favorite nut of choice 3-4 garlic cloves 1 cup cooked nettles, start with […]

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Warm Dandelion Salad

Dandelion leaves can be used in salads, egg dishes, casseroles, soups, and vegetable dishes. Pick young leaves in the spring before they flower or set bud, as older leaves or leaves from flowering plants are bitter. 4-6 cups young, clean, unsprayed dandelion leaves, you can sub in with spinach or super greens if necessary 2 […]

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Dandelion, Taraxacum officinale

Wilted Dandelion and Spinach Greens with Butter Beans

Surprisingly delicious! 1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil 2 large garlic cloves, peeled and minced 3-5 shallots diced 4- 6 cups combined spinach and baby dandelion leaves 1 can of butter or white beans, drained and rinsed Salt and pepper to taste Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg Red chili flakes (optional) Freshly grated Parmesan cheese Place the […]

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Spring Salad with Strawberries

Strawberry & Avocado Salad with Sesame Seed Dressing

Strawberries are back in season. When shopping for strawberries look for dry, firm, ripe red berries. Berries do not ripen once picked, so avoid the white ones. Shake the box, the berries should move freely. If they don’t, you may have a rotten one. Check the bottom of the box for fruit stains; try to […]

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Mango Lassie Cocktail

Mango Lassi – serves 2 generously With mangoes in season, try this refreshing, delicious drink, consistency of a milkshake. One of my favorite drinks, as filling as a milkshake without the calories. For an easy way to cut mangoes check out this video, compliments of Martha, https://www.marthastewart.com/967631/how-cut-mango 1 cup plain, organic yogurt 2 cups cold […]

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Artichokes with Lemon Butter

Artichokes with Lemon Butter

Artichokes are in the markets now. They can be intimidating for the beginning cook but they are truly easy and quite delicious! 2 artichokes butter lemon With a sharp, serrated kitchen knife, cut off about one inch from the top of the artichoke, removing the sharp tips. Remove the stem close to the base of […]

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