Nettle Soup

Looking for a good recipe for Nettle Soup? Look no farther! All these nutrient-dense weeds growing out there wild and free - and free for the taking! Indulge in one of nature's superfoods!

Continue Reading Nettle Soup

Death by Garlic, Revived by Kale

February is a weird month - we get a little bit of everything in the weather department. We do a lot of fantasizing through seed catalogs and are anxious to get our hands back in the dirt. When the winter blues & blahs get you down, our latest kale recipe, "Death by Garlic, Revived by Kale," is sure to bring you around.

Continue Reading Death by Garlic, Revived by Kale

For the Love of Kale (and Garlic and Cauliflower)

What's to salvage out of a garden hammered by winter storms? Italian Lacinato (or Tuscan) Kale stands strong! Here's a great recipe for Chicken-Kale-Cauliflower casserole (with a fair amount of garlic, of course!)

Continue Reading For the Love of Kale (and Garlic and Cauliflower)

Artichoke Beauty and the Art of Aioli

We have artichokes! Celebrate by making your own aioli - basically garlic, lemon juice, egg yolks, and olive oil blended together in a smooth mass - to transport yourself into some other realm. It is a night and day difference from the stuff you buy in a jar called mayonnaise. Artichokes - extraordinary thistle that they are - are the perfect partner to this excursion into a gastronomic swoon.

Continue Reading Artichoke Beauty and the Art of Aioli

Scapes, Scallions, and the Scarcity of Spring

In this post, I confess to having a serious case of scape envy, based on reports I am getting from others whose garlic plants are already producing those delectable scapes. Want to know the difference between scapes, scallions, and "green garlic" and how elephant garlic fits in to this picture? I'll try to unravel some of that for you. And if you're wondering what to do with your scapes, stay tuned for my upcoming cookbook!

Continue Reading Scapes, Scallions, and the Scarcity of Spring

Garlic Scapes Return!

I have been getting a lot of questions about garlic scapes lately - and in checking my blog stats, a lot of people are searching for recipes using scapes. Scapes,…

Continue Reading Garlic Scapes Return!

Garlic Scape Hummus

I promised you all my favorite hummus recipe. But first, I'd like to know how a bunch of smashed chick peas mixed with a little this and that, and a…

Continue Reading Garlic Scape Hummus

Garlic Scape Recipes: Pesto

I have been asked - no - begged - to reveal my soon-to-be-famous recipes for pesto and hummus using fresh garlic scapes. Ok. I bend to peer pressure. But not…

Continue Reading Garlic Scape Recipes: Pesto

The Scallions Are Here!

Garlic scallions - or "green garlic" - those tender little morsels before they mature into a pungent clove-divided bulb, spell spring in so many ways! Yes you can eat the shoots! And those garlic cloves that didn't quite overwinter and have started to sprout? You can still plant them! Even a small pot will do. Crowded is ok. In a couple of months (maybe less), you, too, can be eating your own scallions right from the garden.

Continue Reading The Scallions Are Here!