Corn Chowder

Serves 4, Prep: 30 min.  Cook: 45 min. The time required to make this delicious chowder is well worth the effort!  Make it for a special occasion like celebrating the first sweet corn of the season! INGREDIENTS: 5 ears fresh corn 1 medium onion 8 basil leaves on stalks 1 bay leaf 4 cups water […]

Golden Beet Salad

Serves 6.  Prep: 40 min.  Cook: 45-50 min. The colors of this salad are a knock out, but the flavor is what really makes an impression!  Serve as a side dish with grilled fish. INGREDIENTS: 4 large or 8 small beets1 bunch Swiss chard or spinach¼ cup pumpkin seeds or walnuts2 scallions, finely chopped¼ pound […]

Green Bean & Potato Salad

Serves 4.  Prep:  20-30 min.  Cook:  30 min. Here is a universal side dish that is particularly good with grilled beef or lamb.  To make a vegetarian bowl dish meal, add about 1 ½ cups garbanzo beans.  Even ½ cup black olives or 2 Tablespoons capers are a delicious addition. INGREDIENTS: ½ pound fresh green […]

Pecan Parsley Pesto

Makes 1 -1 ½ cups, Prep: 15 min. Delicious on good bread or a baked potato, or even on a chicken breast or fish! INGREDIENTS: 2 cups lightly packed fresh flat leaf parsley3 scallions thinly sliced3 garlic cloves, chopped½ cup extra virgin olive oil1 cup pecans, toastedSalt and freshly ground black pepper STEPS: In a […]

Carrot Top Pesto

Makes 1 cup, Prep: 5 min. Cook: 10 min. An appetizer dip or serve over baked potatoes INGREDIENTS: Greens from 1 medium-size bunch of carrots to make about 1 cup after blanching and chopping½ cup unsalted sunflower seeds, toasted1 garlic clove, minced 1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice¼ teaspoon fine grain sea salt¼ cup plus […]

Breaded Zucchini Medallions

Serves as many as you want! Prep: 10 min. Cook: 15 min. Here is a real kid-pleaser way to fix zucchini. Top with ketchup, salsa or sour cream, whatever you like! INGREDIENTS: 2-3 medium-size zucchini cut into ¼ inch rounds 2 eggs beaten lightly 1 cup breadcrumbs or panko 1-2 tablespoons safflower or avocado oil […]