Herb Vinegar

Herb Vinegar & Herb Vinaigrette

Herb Vinegar Another great way to preserve that herbal flavor is in vinegar. You can use my favorite, organic apple cider vinegar, or wine, champagne, or rice vinegar. To make your vinegar, stuff a glass mason jar full of fresh, clean herbs, pour vinegar over the herbs, completely covering them, and cap with a coated canning […]

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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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Pomegranate Salad with Radish, Peppers, Avocado, and Blue Cheese

Pomegranate Salad

with Radish, Peppers, Avocado, and Blue Cheese One of my favorite winter salads. 1 cup shelled pomegranate seeds 4 cups arugula or spring greens 4 radishes sliced thin 4 baby bell peppers sliced thin 1 avocado, pitted and cut into slices ½ cup crumbled blue or goat cheese Pepitas for garnish (optional) Balsamic dressing Dress […]

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olive-pistachio-tapenade

Olive Pistachio Tapenade

This is nice added as a topping to crackers and cheese, on pizza and flatbread, or added to soups, pasta or sandwiches. It has an intense flavor so use lightly. ¾ cup rinsed, pitted olives, I like Kalamata but use what you like 1 cup packed baby arugula 3/4 cup roasted, shelled pistachios 3 tbs […]

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Basic Pimiento Cheese Recipe

Basic Pimiento Cheese Recipe

Basic Pimiento Cheese Recipe 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise 1 4-oz. jar diced pimiento, drained 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1- 2 teaspoons finely diced onion or shallot 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper 1 8-oz. block extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, finely shredded 1 8-oz. block cream cheese, shredded Mash together ingredients in a bowl. Serve with crackers or […]

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Apple Chutney

Apple Chutney

3 large tart cooking apples (such as green Granny Smith) peeled, cored, and chopped 1 small red or green bell pepper 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 tbs grated orange peel 1 tbs grated fresh ginger 1/2 tsp ground allspice Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan […]

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Herb Cheese and Butter

Print Herb Cheese and Butter Author Susan Evans, Certified Clinical Herbalist Ingredients 8 ounces cream cheese or butter at room temperature could also use goat or feta cheese 4-5 cloves of roasted garlic optional 2 scallions minced ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper 1 teaspoon chopped chives 2 teaspoons herb mix or fresh herbs of choice […]

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Lavender Syrup

Lavender Syrup

  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.     Print Lavender Syrup Author Susan Evans, Certified Clinical Herbalist Ingredients 2 tablespoons […]

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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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Sesame-Soy Vinaigrette

Sesame-Soy Vinaigrette

Sesame-Soy Vinaigrette 1 clove fresh garlic, finely minced 2 tsp toasted sesame seeds 1 tbs honey or agave 1 tbs shoyu or soy sauce 2 tbs rice wine vinegar 1 tbs toasted sesame oil 3 tbs olive or avocado oil In a small bowl or small mason jar with lid add all of the vinaigrette […]

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Strawberries with Basil and Balsamic

Strawberries with Basil and Balsamic

Strawberries with Basil and Balsamic 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries 1 tbs sugar 1 tbs balsamic vinegar 6 fresh basil leaves Gently toss the strawberries with the balsamic vinegar and sugar. Let sit for 20 minutes. Stack the basil leaves and with a sharp knife cut into slivers. Serve the strawberries over ice cream, honey […]

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