Immune Boosting Soup

Immune Boosting Soup

Did you get that nasty head cold/flu going around? Several members of my family have it. Remember to wash your hands and slap infected family members if they don’t cover their sneezes and coughs. A gentle slap, after all they’re sick. Here’s a great soup for winter bugs or just a nice, mild detox after […]

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Ginger Lemon Tea

Ginger Tea

Peel and thinly slice 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger root and add to 2 cups of water in a saucepan. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes, strain and drink with honey, if desired. Toss the strained ginger slices with sugar and dry on wax paper for candied ginger.  

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup 4-6 servings For a vegetarian version replace the chicken stock with vegetable stock and the chicken with black or pinto beans. 2 tbs olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 jalapenos or milder peppers of choice, seeded and minced 1 large can whole tomatoes, hand-squeezed to a pulp […]

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Spicy Chickpeas

Spicy Chickpeas

Spicy Chickpeas are a great snack. 1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed 1 tablespoon olive oil teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon cayenne or milder pepper of choice salt and pepper to taste Put chickpeas on a paper towel and let them dry out. I sometimes just leave them overnight. Preheat oven to […]

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Our Homemade Boursin is easy and delicious!

Homemade Boursin Cheese

Our Homemade Boursin Cheese is easy and delicious! 2 garlic cloves, finely minced 8 oz butter – room temp 16 oz 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, red […]

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Baby Crab Cakes with Sriracha/Chive Aiol

Baby Crab Cakes with Sriracha & Chive Aioli

2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 egg, beaten Dash of Worchester sauce 2 cups lump crabmeat, drained and cleaned of all shells drops of sriracha, to your taste (optional, can also use Tabasco) 2-3 chopped scallions 1/3 cup bread crumbs (equals 4 slices), I like panko Butter and […]

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Green Beans with Garlic and Walnuts

Green Beans with Garlic and Walnuts

My favorite way to have green beans. 2 cups fresh green beans, cleaned – (stem tip snapped off) 3 garlic cloves minced ½ cup chopped walnuts 2 tablespoons butter Olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Steam beans until tender but still slightly firm. Remove from steamer. In the same saucepan, heat butter until melted, […]

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White Beans with Spinach and Sage

White Beans with Spinach and Sage

1 can of cannellini or other white beans, rinsed and drained 1 5 oz package fresh organic baby spinach from the produce department Olive oil ¼ cup chopped shallots 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon crushed, dried sage 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon paprika 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest 2 tablespoons […]

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Chicken with Sage

Chicken with Sage

8 chicken thighs or 4 chicken breasts Olive or avocado oil 1 tablespoon butter 1-2 apples, I like granny smith,  cored, and cut into wedges 1/3 cup chopped onion 3-4 minced garlic cloves 2/3 cup chicken broth 1 teaspoon cider vinegar 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage or ½ tablespoon dried Salt and pepper to taste […]

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Sage Tea

Delicious and wonderful for colds, flu, and sore throats. Put 4 tbs of dried sage in a teapot and pour 4 cups boiling water over the sage. Steep for 10-15 minutes. Strain and add honey and lemon. Refrigerate the leftovers and reheat in a pot on the stove as needed.   Delicious and wonderful for […]

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Garden Pizza

Garden Pizza

One of my standbys, especially after a shopping spree at the farmer’s market. 1 precooked pizza shell Pesto – enough to cover the bottom of the pizza shell 2 small to medium zucchini – slice into small disks 1 bell pepper, julenned 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes – drained if necessary and chopped 2 cups fresh, […]

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Crystallized Leaves and Flowers

Crystallized Leaves and Flowers

  Egg white powder diluted according to directions. Called Just Whites in the baking section of the grocery store. Small paintbrush Small bowl of extra fine sugar (To make this you can put regular sugar in a blender and process. If you process too much you get powdered sugar.) Edible leaves and blossoms for crystallizing, […]

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