Category Archive: Vegetarian

Growing and Using Basil

  Purple and Green Basil A Guide To Growing Basil Harvesting and Preserving Basil for its Many Uses Here’s an article I wrote for Countryside Magazine. It’s timely since right now my basil is flowering like crazy! I’m willing to bet that if you start an herb garden, growing basil (Ocimum Basilicum) will be high …

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Granola Recipe: Chunky Maple Granola

Granola Recipe - Chuncky Maple Granola

Chunky Maple Granola aka Homemade Backpack Granola A recent conversation about tapping maple trees for syrup sent me in to the kitchen to make this delicious chunky maple granola recipe. My friend Laura and I were chatting – she and husband Oakley were having their maple trees tapped for the annual pancake breakfast at Pattison …

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Ancient Grains: Everything Old is New Again

Ancient Grains - Quinoa Timbale

Ancient Grains I’m amazed at the number of recipes that call for ancient grains in the latest magazines, blogs and newspapers. And I love how many of these ancient grains show ups as “new” in the local grocery store. Wonderful grains that are becoming more readily available – not just at health food stores any …

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Tabouleh: The Recipe for My Mother’s Tabouleh

Tabouli

Tabouleh is a dish I grew up with. Tabouleh is a summer favorite at my house. It’s a wonderful way to use oh-so-popular ancient grains. Fresh parsley, bulgur wheat and a few other fresh ingredients pulled together with a bit of oil and lemon juice. Parsley rounds out flavors of other herbs.  It tastes green with …

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Curry and Rice: Edamame and Rice with Curry

Curry and Rice with Edamame

Edamame, Curry and Rice The history of rice cultivation is fascinating. Scholars still debate about just where rice was first cultivated.  Many believe that rice was first cultivated in a domestic form in Asia, probably in China. As far as that date that occurred, some scholars say about 12,000 years ago, others say about 4,000-5,000 …

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Cucumber Yogurt Dip Similar to Tzaki

Cucumber Yogurt Dip

Cucumber Yogurt Dip: A Less Strong Version of Tzaki Today I’m sharing one of my family’s heirloom favorites: cucumber yogurt dip or spread. It is one of the most popular recipes from my cooking classes. The yogurt used in the recipe was a common food in Biblical times. Many of the trendy foods today touted as …

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Recipe for Eggplant: Pasta, Eggplant and Fresh Basil

Recipe for Eggplant with PastaRecipe for Eggplant

Recipe for Eggplant A good recipe for eggplant is a staple around my house at the end of summer when the tomatoes are ripe and big beautiful eggplants are ripe in the garden. Eggplant can be incredibly healthy, but watch out as many recipes for eggplant involve deep frying in oil. This recipe for eggplant …

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