Nasturtium Lemon Butter 3 tbs finely sliced nasturtium flowers ½ cup butter – room temp Zest of one lemon 1 tsp. lemon juice Blend together and enjoy this colorful tasty blend anywhere you would normally use butter. Freezes well.
Watermelon Granita Recipe 4 cups cubed, seedless watermelon ½ cup sugar 2 tbs lime juice Puree ingredients in a blender. Pour into a 9×13” dish and place in the freezer. Stir with a fork every 30 minutes (set the timer), until mixture is slushy, about 2-21/2 hours.
Carrots with Lemon and Marjoram 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 large clove garlic, minced 2 pounds carrots (about 16), cut diagonally into 1/2-inch slices 1 teaspoon sugar 1 tablespoon chopped fresh marjoram, or 1 teaspoon dried marjoram 4 teaspoons lemon juice Salt and pepper to taste In a fry pan, heat half of the olive […]
Rhubarb Oatmeal Bars 1/2 cup chopped nuts 1 1/2 cups rolled oats 1 cup brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups flour 1 cup butter or shortening 1/4 teaspoon baking soda Filling: 3 cups chopped rhubarb 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1/4 cup water 1 teaspoon vanilla Combine all ingredients for crust […]
Fresh Strawberry Jam If you missed the Herbal Tea Party class a week or two ago, here is a great way to use up those strawberries on the verge in the fridge. Eat within a week or freeze. Also great on ice cream, puddings, cake. 1 ½ cups sugar 1 large lemon, zested and juice […]
Homemade Boursin This is easy and delicious! 2 garlic cloves, finely minced 8 oz butter – room temp 16oz 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 pepper flakes […]
Creamy Chive Salad Dressing 1/4 cup plain yogurt 1 tbs olive oil 1 tbs fresh lemon juice 1 tbs minced shallot or scallion 1 tbs finely chopped fresh chives 1 tsp sugar, honey or agave 1tsp Dijon mustard salt and fresh ground pepper to taste ¼ cup finely shredded Parmesan (optional) Whisk together and serve […]
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 […]
Snap Peas with Ginger, Prosciutto and Mint 1 tbs olive oil 1 lb sugar snaps, strings removed 1-2 tbs fresh, peeled, grated ginger root. 4 oz prosciutto, sliced thin 1-2 tbs fresh mint Salt and pepper Heat oil and add ginger and snap peas. Sauté until the snap peas start to turn brown, about 5 […]
Roasted Carrot and Bean Hummus 1 lb carrots, rinsed ¾ cup cooked garbanzo beans, rinsed, drained olive oil 1 lemon juiced 2 tbs sesame seeds or tahini 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp paprika ½ tsp cumin ½ tsp red chili powder (optional) Salt and pepper to taste. Chop carrots into chunks. Toss with olive […]
Orange and Fennel Salad 1 fennel bulb, trimmed and thinly sliced 2 oranges or tangerines, peeled 1tbs olive oil 1tbs champagne vinegar Salt and pepper 2 tbs dried cranberries Place the sliced fennel in a bowl. Slice oranges and add to bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar and season with salt and pepper. Toss […]