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Caramelized Onion & Balsamic Dressing

This may be the dressing to end all other dressings. Tossed in loose greens, it is magical. It packs with it the unique flavor of poppyseed, the savory depth of caramelized onion and balsamic vinegar, and the sweetness of maple syrup. Ingredients: 3 Tbs poppyseed 1 medium-sized onion, chopped 1/2 c maple syrup 1/3 c […]

Kollyva – A Dish for the Departed

For humankind, the Resurrection of the dead at the Second Coming of Christ is imminent. The Orthodox Christian faithful strive to live their lives in anticipation of it. When the physical body dies, the soul continues to live and is simply separated from the body until the time when it is reunited in the Resurrection. […]

Basil Compound Butter

As the summer garden wraps up and the basil production winds down, I find that I am left with only a few sprigs here and there to cook with. The plants are beginning to go to seed, and since I will collect the seed for planting next year, the basil plants are left to complete […]

Salsa Verde

The necessity for the flavor of cilantro in any salsa is huge, in my opinion. It’s citrusy and bright, and goes well with most any salsa or guacamole. However, when my crop of cilantro went to seed, I turned to a new plant to lend its flavor to my favorite chip dip. It is tall, […]

Cordyceps + Cacao Adaptogenic Truffles

Adaptogens are herbs that have many functions but are most well-known for their ability to normalize. An adaptogen helps to keep a body balanced and functioning optimally. If a body system is working overtime, an adaptogen can help bring it back into balance. It works the same way for an under functioning body system. Whether […]

Herbal Ice Cubes

Herbal ice cubes in water make for the perfect summer refresher.  Not only are they visually pleasing, but they also impart a delicious flavor to water and other cocktails. Making them is a delight on its own – it gives you a good excuse to leave your busy day for awhile, to go to the garden and be […]