Posts Categorized: Recipes

Mustard Curry Pickles

Zucchini aren’t the only green, cylindrical shapes abundant in gardens now: cucumbers follow in a close second position.  Rarely touted as nutrition powerhouses, cucumbers do have many healthy attributes (in raw form) that give you reason to include them in your diet: High in potassium, an important electrolyte Low in calories – only 15 in… Read more »

How to Make Oat Flour

Let’s clear something up right off the bat: oats are naturally gluten-free.  They become non-gluten-free when they are processed in facilities that mill other gluten-containing grains such as wheat, barley or rye.  If you must eat gluten-free, choose certified gluten-free oats for making oatmeal, using in recipes and for flour.  These have been processed without… Read more »

Cooking Baseball Bats, Part 1

Maybe you’ve experienced a similar surprise upon returning home from vacation like my neighbors did: a garden being overrun by baseball bats, er, zucchini gone wild.  They harvested the monsters, loaded them into a couple of boxes and offered them at the street to walkers needing added protection (don’t some walking advisors suggest carrying a… Read more »

Kale Salad with Peanut Dressing

Kale is busting out all over (sing to the tune of “June is busting out all over.”) in gardens and farmers markets now.  There are so many ways to enjoy this ; I suggest you play around and discover your favorite ways to enjoy it and give it regular appearances in meals and snacks.  It… Read more »

‘Tis the Season for Sun Tea

It’s time to kick back in the hammock or lawn chair and delight in a cold glass of tea.  Let the sun create your favorite brew – caffeinated or herbal – using no energy and keeping the house cool. Making your own iced tea means you get to choose the ingredients for flavor and quality,… Read more »

Abundant Garden Gazpacho

How many fresh tomatoes can you really eat or make into salsa when they all come on at once?  Here’s the best gazpacho I’ve ever tasted and it uses what’s plentiful in the garden right now. ABUNDANT GARDEN GAZPACHO 2 cups each vegetable stock and tomato juice 2 Tbsp. each lemon juice and green taco… Read more »

Curried Millet Salad with Craisins

I fell in love with this salad at a women’s craft gathering. Even though it was made with couscous (cracked semolina wheat), I knew I could adapt it using a wheatless power grain like quinoa.  In the interest of making it gluten-free and creating another way to promote millet, I played around until I got… Read more »

The Stings

sting paste

I’m talking about those from bees, wasps & hornets, not a rock band.  Bees are much less aggressive than their nasty counterparts but their bites can still cause discomfort and irritation. The wasps seem to be everywhere this summer and in great numbers.  Here are some tips to help avoid getting stung as well as… Read more »