Peach Lassi – 2 servings A peach take on the mango lassi, one of my favorite drinks. 1 fully ripe peach, pit removed, cut into pieces 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt ½ cup water 6-7 small ice cubes (the kind your freezer makes) Honey or agave to taste Splash of vanilla extract Process in your […]
Prosciutto Wrapped Plums or Peaches from The Herbalist’s Happy Hour Ripe plums or peaches halved, pits removed, cut into a little larger than bite size wedges. gorgonzola, goat or blue cheese milk Prosciutto slices Balsamic reduction (recipe follows) Thyme and chopped chives for garnish Preheat oven to 350. Add a small amount of milk or […]
2 tablespoons lavender buds, fresh or dried 1 cup water 1 cup sugar Add all ingredients to a saucepan, bring to a boil while stirring, turn off heat, cover and let steep for an hour or two, strain and refrigerate.
Terrific Tomatoes Tomatoes were not widely eaten in the US until the late 1800’s. Belonging to the nightshade family they were considered poisonous. Today we know that tomatoes contain Vitamin C, A, iron and potassium along with lycopene. Lycopene is an antioxidant which helps in preventing cancer. You will absorb more lycopene from cooked tomatoes […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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) […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]