Napa Cabbage with Apples, Pomegranate and Radish Salad

3 tablespoons organic apple cider vinegar 4 tablespoons olive or avocado oil 1 teaspoon honey or agave 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard Salt and black pepper, to taste 1 small head Napa cabbage, sliced thin and chopped 3-4 radishes, thinly sliced, (a mandoline is great for this) ½ cup pomegranate seeds 2 apples, cored and thinly […]

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Herb Blurb October 2018

Happy Fall! My favorite season. We are in the last bountiful month of the fall harvest season featuring pumpkins, apples, pears, kale, and all the cooler veggies. Corn mazes, harvest and pumpkin festivals abound. It’s wonderful weather for hiking and biking or just long walks in the cool, crisp air of autumn. Halloween festivities will […]

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Food Preservation Boot Camp

Part I of Food Preservation Boot Camp Series: Drying & Freezing Morning Class Turn your garden or farmers market bounty into a ready-to-use pantry full of flavorful dried or frozen veggies, fruits and herbs. Get an overview of the best freezing and drying techniques. Fun and easy to process, compact dried and/or frozen food is […]

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Edible Flower Feast

Edible Flower Feast Experience a sensory feast as we explore the delectable world of edible flowers. Learn how to safely grow, harvest and use flowers for tasty and beautiful culinary creations. Discover how to candy flowers and herbs for elegant garnishes. Enjoy a luncheon of Herb Blossom Canapés, Chicken Curry Salad with Flower Confetti, Calendula […]

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Stuffed Zucchini

Print Stuffed Zucchini Great luncheon or side dish. Author Susan Evans, Certified Clinical Herbalist Ingredients 4 medium zucchini save the overgrown, woody ones for compost ornaments. 1 – 1 ½ cup day-old breadcrumbs 1 small onion diced ½ cup diced red pepper 3-4 cloves garlic diced Olive oil Seasonings – salt pepper, dried thyme, marjoram, […]

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Greek Salad with Lemon and Oregano

Print Greek Salad with Lemon and Oregano Add chicken or shrimp for a full meal deal. Author Susan Evans, Certified Clinical Herbalist Ingredients 1 medium cucumber chopped into small cubes 1/2 green or red bell pepper chopped 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes halved 1/4 cup Kalamata olives 1/4 small red onion thinly sliced Juice […]

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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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sage

Sage

Herb of the Month – Sage Sage is a savory seasoning for poultry, pork, winter squash, pear and apple dishes, cheeses, stews, and chowders. Antiviral and astringent, sage has long been used as a healing herb. Sage leaf rubbed on unhealthy gums will help tighten and disinfect. Sage tea is a delicious remedy for sore […]

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Herb Blurb September 2018

I love fall, it is my favorite season,  Harvest festivals, turning leaves,  the farmer’s markets overflowing with fresh fruits and veggies and cooler days  all add up to a marvelous month. It’s time to start stocking up for winter. Collect the garden harvest, dry herbs for teas, seasoning blends and kitchen remedies, and prepare the garden […]

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Herbal Pantry

Wondering what to do with all those fragrant herbs languishing in your garden? Learn how to preserve your herbal harvest in elegant vinegars, herb butters, herb salts, sugars and seasoning blends, marinated cheeses, robust pestos and spicy salsas. Turn your daily fare into something special. Go home inspired with new ways to implement the healthy […]

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Peach-Bellini

Peach Bellini

Peach Bellini 2 fully ripe peaches, pit removed and cut into pieces Juice of ½ a lemon Honey or agave to taste Prosecco Blend the peaches, lemon juice and sweetener in a blender or food processer until smooth.  Test for sweetness. Fill 1/4 of a champagne glass with the peach mixture and top with prosecco. […]

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Peach Lassi

Peach Lassi

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 […]

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