Recipes

Zucchini Pancakes! Marina Farmers’ Market, Sunday, Oct. 20 @ 12:30pm

Join me this Sunday at Everyone’s Harvest Certified Organic Market in Marina for my Healthy Interactive Cooking Workshop. We will make Zucchini Pancakes. Zucchini has never tasted this good! For more information and directions to the market, visit http://everyonesharvest.org/ See … Continue reading

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Certified Organic San Carlos Quince Butter & Paste from Oregon

Hi Everyone, Quince lovers across the US now have a place to purchase 100% certified organic, 100% Oregon grown, 110% delicious quince butter and quince paste (dulce de membrillo) at very very reasonable prices. Veteran grower, Carl Berg and his … Continue reading

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Everyone’s Harvest Cooking Class, Marina Farmers’ Market, Sun., April 21 at 12:30 PM

Hi Everyone! Please join me in Marina on Sunday, April 21 at 12:30 pm (http://everyonesharvest.org/ ) and learn to potato salad the low-fat Middle Eastern way. You may never use mayonnaise in your potato salad again! If you can’t make it … Continue reading

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Peach Chutney, Monday, Sept. 17, Everyone’s Harvest market, Pacific Grove, CA

Hi Everyone, I hope a few of you can join me and Everyone’s Harvest at the Pacific Grove farmers’ market on Monday, September 17 at 4PM. Our California stone fruit is in big time! I’m taking advantage of the season … Continue reading

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Coco loves quince!

Meet Coco, one of my neighbor’s cats. She’s a Somali. Somali’s are a breed of cat born in the 1950s from Abyssinian cat breeding programs. They are tall, long-haired, beautiful cats known for their almost dog-like characteristics. Like most of … Continue reading

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My Organic Quince Efforts Continue

Every summer since planting “QT” (my quince tree in Newport, Rhode Island), I’ve tried to stump the codling moth, apple maggot, and other quince-loving worm invaders from feasting on my quince using organic prevention methods. I’ve used Footies (nylon sock … Continue reading

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Carrot & Toasted Pine Nut Salad

This easy summer salad is often my go-to recipe when I’m asked to give cooking demonstrations at farmers’ markets and other outside events. Carrot & Toasted Pine Nut Salad whips together with ease on a hot summer day. The olive … Continue reading

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Zahtar Bread, Armenian Food Festival

Last Saturday at the Armenian Food Festival in Montebello, California, I was sandwiched between two zahtar booths. On one side, cooks made fresh grilled Zahtar Bread. One the other side, Elo’s Zaatar sold homemade Aleppo zahtar. I had never seen … Continue reading

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May Day Quince blossoms

Fruiting quince trees are in full bloom in California. Easterners will have to wait a few weeks. A quince tree in full bloom is so beautiful. Enjoy! Quince flowers about a week after apples so adding a few quince trees … Continue reading

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Quince & Spinach

A good friend of mine from Corvallis, Oregon came up with this delightfully yummy side dish. She used kale. I have spinach growing in the garden so I used spinach. Swiss chard would be delicious, too. This vegan side highlights … Continue reading

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