Warm Dandelion Salad

Dandelion leaves can be used in salads, egg dishes, casseroles, soups, and vegetable dishes. Pick young leaves in the spring before they flower or set bud, as older leaves or leaves from flowering plants are bitter. 4-6 cups young, clean, unsprayed dandelion leaves, you can sub in with spinach or super greens if necessary 2 […]

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Dandelion, Taraxacum officinale

Wilted Dandelion and Spinach Greens with Butter Beans

Surprisingly delicious! 1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil 2 large garlic cloves, peeled and minced 3-5 shallots diced 4- 6 cups combined spinach and baby dandelion leaves 1 can of butter or white beans, drained and rinsed Salt and pepper to taste Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg Red chili flakes (optional) Freshly grated Parmesan cheese Place the […]

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Roasted Yams or Sweet Potatoes with Chipotle Cream

So simple but so tasty. Serves 3-4 2 large yams or sweet potatoes Olive oil Salt and pepper Chipotle cream Heat oven to 375 degrees Cut yams into thick slices crosswise, trimming off ends, so they can lay flat on a baking tray. Grease a baking tray. In a bowl, toss the sweet potato slices […]

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Peach, Goat Cheese, and Prosciutto Bruschetta

Tasty appetizer or snack, easy and delicious. Serves 4 as an appetizer. 8 pieces of crostini – see recipe above 2 large or 4 small to medium ripe peaches 8 thin slices of prosciutto 4 oz goat cheese or feta, blue is also nice balsamic vinegar 2 tbs. fresh basil, chopped. Remove pits and chop […]

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Zucchini Tomato Bruschetta with Basil

2 small zucchinis, sliced sideways into discs Olive oil 2-3 cloves of Garlic – minced 1 small onion, diced 2 medium tomatoes, diced small, you could also use ¾ cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped ¼ cup diced olives, I like kalamata, but whatever you like is fine. Salt and pepper Feta, goat, or other cheese of […]

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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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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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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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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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Citrus Rosemary Thyme Olives

Citrus Rosemary Thyme Olives

  4 cups mixed olives of your choice 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves chopped, or 1 teaspoon dried 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary removed from stem and chopped, can substitute with dried 2 tablespoons lemon juice Zest of 1/2 lemon 3 cloves garlic minced fine 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil Freshly ground pepper, to taste Combine […]

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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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Prosciutto Wrapped Plums or Peaches

Prosciutto Wrapped Plums or Peaches

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 […]

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