Strawberry/Rhubarb Crunch – serves 6-8

Strawberry Rhubarb Crunch

  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 a bowl and place the mixture in […]

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Pasta with Wild Greens - serves 4

Pasta with Wild Greens

4 cups cooked drained pasta of your choice 2 tbs. olive oil 2-3 cloves of fresh garlic, minced 4 shallots or green onions, minced 3 cups young wild greens, lambs quarters, young dandelion leaves, chickweed and/or spinach and kale. ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil; you could also use cherry tomatoes 1/3 cup toasted walnuts […]

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Snap Peas with Pesto and Pine Nuts –serves 4-6

Snap Peas with Pesto and Pine Nuts

1 lb. prepared snap peas, To prepare, remove and discard the stem end and string from each sugar snap pod 1/3 cup basil or pesto of choice (recipe follows) ¼ cup pine nuts 3-4 strips of cooked bacon (optional) Steam snap peas in a pot with a steamer insert for about 5 minutes. They should […]

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Arugula Strawberry Radish and Goat Cheese Salad

Spring Salad with Arugula, Strawberry, Radish, and Goat Cheese

2 cups arugula 8-10 fresh, organic strawberries, lightly rinsed right before serving, sliced 2-3 radishes, cut into strips 2 tbs of crumbled goat cheese, you can also use blue or Roquefort, Parmesan or Asiago. 2 tbs of lightly toasted pine nuts (optional) Balsamic vinaigrette (recipe follows) Lightly dress the arugula with the balsamic vinaigrette. Store […]

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Artichokes with Lemon Butter

Artichokes with Lemon Butter

Artichokes can be intimidating for the beginning cook but they are truly easy and quite delicious! If these directions don’t do it for you check out youtube for a tutorial. 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. […]

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Parsley

Parsley- Garlic Chimichurri

Parsley- Garlic Chimichurri Great as a condiment for pork, roasts, chicken or fish, also as a marinade. 1 bunch of flat leaved parsley, leaves removed, thick stems tossed 3-4 cloves of garlic, minced 4 scallions, white to light green stalks lightly chopped 4 tablespoons wine or apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon fresh or dried oregano […]

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Gingerbread

Easy Home Style Gingerbread

1/3 cup granulated sugar 1 cup molasses 1/2 cup butter, room temperature (1 stick) 1 large egg 1/2 tsp salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup hot water Grease and flour a 9-inch square baking pan or spray with a baking spray […]

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Thai Red Curry Soup

Thai Red Curry Soup

Serves 4-6 Easy, spicy and so tasty on a cold winter night. 2 tbs coconut oil or other high temp cooking oil 1 – 2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste (this can be quite spicy, if heat is not your thing use a milder curry paste, I like the Patak brand) 2 cups cooked chicken […]

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Roasted Yams

Roasted Yams with Chipotle Cream

  OK, I know it’s not cayenne, but I love this recipe for its simplicity and great flavor. Heat oven to 400 degrees 2 large yams or sweet potatoes Olive oil Salt and pepper Chipotle cream Cut yams or sweet potatoes into flat discs 1 – 1 1/2 inches thick, trimming off ends to attain […]

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Spicy Cayenne Shrimp

Spicy Cayenne Shrimp

1 ½ pound raw, peeled and deveined shrimp 2 -3 tablespoon butter 2 cloves garlic powder 1 teaspoon Worcester sauce Juice from 1 lemon 1 ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper ½ teaspoon oregano ½ teaspoon black pepper Rinse shrimp. Melt butter in skillet, add seasonings and stir well. Add shrimp and l sauté lightly for 7 […]

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Orange Jicama Salad with Cayenne Lime Dressing

Orange Jicama Salad with Cayenne Lime Dressing

Orange Jicama Salad with Cayenne Lime Dressing 4 seedless oranges/tangerines or 8-10 mandarins (cuties), peeled and separated 1 ½ cups peeled and julienned jicama, you could substitute thinly sliced fennel root 1 small red onion, peeled and sliced very thin ¼ cup chopped fresh chopped cilantro Gently combine ingredients, add enough dressing to coat. Serve […]

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cayenne-pepper

Cayenne Spice Blend

2 tablespoons garlic powder 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper 2 tablespoons black pepper 1 tablespoon dried oregano leaves 1 tablespoon ground chili pepper 1 tablespoon onion powder Combine all ingredients and store in a tightly sealed, air-tight container. Print Cayenne Spice Blend Author Susan Evans, Certified Clinical Herbalist Ingredients 2 tablespoons garlic powder 2 tablespoons cayenne […]

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