Broccoli Bacon Salad

Broccoli Bacon Salad Dressing 1 clove garlic, minced 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1/3 cup sour cream or plain yogurt 2 teaspoons cider vinegar 1 teaspoon sugar, honey or agave, or to taste Salad 4 cups finely chopped broccoli crowns ½  cup chopped radishes 1 red or yellow bell pepper, cored and chopped 4-5 slices cooked bacon, crumbled 1/3 […]

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Mango Lassi

Mango Lassi – serves 2 generously With mangoes in season, try this refreshing, delicious drink, consistency of a milkshake. 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 water 5-6 ice cubes 1 cup chopped mango (peeled and stone removed) ½ teaspoon […]

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Lavender Lemonade Fizz

Lavender Lemonade Fizz

Lavender Lemonade Fizz (1 serving, easy to multiply) From the upcoming book, The Herbalists Happy Hour. Also nice without the alcohol; the kids will love it. Fresh juice of ½ lemon or lime 1 tablespoon lavender syrup (recipe follows) 1 oz. gin or vodka Seltzer or club soda Add lemon, syrup, and alcohol of choice […]

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Stuffed Nasturtium Blooms

Stuffed Nasturtium Blooms cream cheese or goat cheese fresh herbs of choice, basil, dill, marjoram, thyme, and savory all work well. fresh nasturtium blooms Mix the herbs and cheese together well. Gently insert a scoop of the mixture into each blossom. Serve alone or on top of dressed salad greens or your favorite pasta dish […]

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Baby Kale Salad with Lime Dressing

Baby Kale Salad with Lime Dressing Dressing 3 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice 3 tablespoons avocado or olive oil 1 ½ tablespoons honey or agave 1-2 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard Salad 3 cups baby kale chopped into small pieces 3-4 scallions, chopped 1 cup cherries or blueberries, (if cherries, pitted and chopped) […]

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Chilled Melon Soup with Basil

Chilled Melon Soup with Basil 1 medium honeydew  or other melon, rind removed and seeded 3 tablespoons lime juice 2 tablespoons sour cream or Greek yogurt 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil salt and pepper to taste Place melon and lime juice in a blender. Process until very smooth, about 1 minute. Add the salt and […]

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Cucumber Aqua Fresca

Cucumber Aqua Fresca 1 cup cucumber cut into thick slices 2 limes cut into quarters ½ cup fresh mint or basil Combine ingredients with water in a 2-quart pitcher and chill. Drink throughout the day for refreshing hydration. Print Cucumber Aqua Fresca Author Susan Evans, Certified Clinical Herbalist Ingredients 1 cup cucumber cut into thick […]

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Strawberry Basil Shortcakes

Strawberry Basil Shortcakes

Strawberry/Basil Shortcakes – serves 4 Strawberries 1 pound strawberries, stemmed, hulled, and sliced (about 2 cups) 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tbs chopped basil, use a sharp knife for this, extra basil leaves for garnish Biscuits 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 teaspoons sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup cold heavy cream […]

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Watermelon Basil Cooler

Watermelon Basil Cooler

Watermelon Basil Cooler 2 cups cubed fresh watermelon ¼ cup fresh basil leaves 1 cup ice cubes 1 tbs. fresh lime juice 1 tbs honey or agave Blend in a mixer and enjoy! Print Watermelon Basil Cooler Author Susan Evans, Certified Clinical Herbalist Ingredients 2 cups cubed fresh watermelon ¼ cup fresh basil leaves 1 […]

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Bruschetta

Bruschetta

Bruschetta 2 cups cored, chopped, fresh tomatoes, place in a strainer for 15 minutes to drain off excess moisture. 2 garlic cloves minced 3 tbs chopped basil 1 tbs chopped parsley 2 tbs olive oil ½ cup cubed baby mozzarella, feta or shaved manchego cheese Salt and pepper to taste. Combine ingredients and serve over […]

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Pesto

Pesto

Pesto ¼ cup pine nuts or walnuts ¼ cup olive oil, if you need more, use it, you want a thick sauce texture. 1 cup fresh basil 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese 2-3 cloves of garlic Process in food processor until smooth. Use on pasta, sandwiches, roasted vegetables, potatoes and more. Pesto is usually made with […]

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Artichokes with Lemon Butter

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, […]

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