Sautéed Elephant Garlic Scapes

Elephant garlic, like all hardneck garlic types, produces a flowering spike or flowerhead known as a “scape”, although elephant garlic scapes won’t start looping around in a circle like other scapes do. If left alone, they eventually become 6-foot tall purple flowering balls like other flowering alliums in 

Pumpkin Muffins

I found a can of organic pumpkin pie filling in my cupboard that I don’t remember buying. It’s already sweetened and spiced with cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg and allspice, so I figured it’d be perfect for muffins. The following recipe is gluten free and grain 

Cured Duck Egg Yolks

Do you ever find yourself preparing a recipe that calls for egg whites, forcing you to come up with a plan for the yolks? Of course, cured egg yolks are so amazing, it might be the other way around: cure a batch of yolks and 

Blueberry-Banana-Coconut Flognarde

I made coconut yogurt the other day and needed to do something with the reserved whey. There is about 3 cups to work with. To start, I decided to make a flognarde with blueberries, bananas and coconut. INGREDIENTS 3 bananas, sliced 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries 

Coconut Yogurt in a Pressure Cooker

I treated myself to an Instant Pot this past Christmas – which I LOVE – and I finally decided to try the yogurt setting. I used 100% organic coconut cream, so it is dairy-free. I made vanilla bean, although next time, I wi INGREDIENTS 1/2 

Coconut Macaroons with Candied Blood Orange Peel

Crunchy on the outside, chewy in the middle, a good coconut macaroon is an irresistible thing. A batch of sweet macaroons can be yours in less than a half an hour. I’ve added candied blood orange peels for a little flavor twist. This recipe makes 

Salmon with Blood Orange, Kumquat and Olives

Pan-seared salmon with a blood orange juice reduction flavored with caramelized shallots, kumquats and kalamata olives. INGREDIENTS 1 blood orange 2 salmon fillets Sea salt 3 tablespoons avocado oil 2 shallots, diced 3 tablespoons butter 4 kalamata olives, quartered lengthwise PREPARATION Cut one blood orange 

Candied Blood Orange Peel

With access to amazing citrus like blood oranges for only a short amount of time, my intent is to extend the season as long as possible by preserving the fruit in some way. So I decided to try my hand at candying blood orange peels. 

Candied Kumquats

Delicious, sweet yet tangy, kumquat fruit is a winter/spring season delicacy. Although kumquats taste like a citrus fruit, they can be eaten completely, including the peel. Candied, they are delicious with tangy yogurt or savory pork. I will be making a lemon panna cotta topped 

Dehydrated Citrus Wheels

Winter is when most citrus fruits are at their sweetest and juiciest – and two of my favorites are blood oranges and Meyer lemons! Blood oranges are a variety of orange with crimson, almost-blood-colored flesh. The two most popular varieties are the dark-fleshed Moro and 

Pomegranate Maple Gravy

Savory-sweet, this pomegranate maple gravy is delicious paired with any red or white meat. Leave out the flour and you’ll have a delicious basting glaze for skin-on chicken, duck or turkey. INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup organic butter 1-1/2 cups chicken broth 1 cup pomegranate juice 1/4 

Oven-roasted Nectarines

I picked up a flat of organic nectarines from Nash’s Farm Store. My plan is to slice some to freeze for later use in smoothies, plus I made a couple flognardes for friends and family, and today I oven-roasted a panful—and boy, are they good! 

Green Tomato Chutney

I grew beautiful Purple Russian tomatoes this summer and was fortunate to have a nice bounty. Not so fortunate – now that the weather is cooling and rain is showing up – the tomatoes started splitting open. Time to cut down the bush and bring 

Cauliflower Waffles

I love waffles, but in the interest of practicing a grain-free lifestyle, I have been forgoing one of my favorite breakfasts – until now, that is! The star ingredient in these waffles is cauliflower, but you sure can’t taste it! They are fluffy, flavorful and 

Apple, Strawberry and Lavender Flognarde

In anticipation of the upcoming Lavender Festival, I’ve been experimenting with my culinary lavender stash. Lately I seem to be stuck on flognardes because they are so darn good; so this week, it’s an Apple, Strawberry and Lavender Flognarde featuring tart Granny Smith apples and