Cold Carrot Orange Soup

11 April

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons butter ¼ cup almonds, coarsely chopped 8 carrots, coarsely chopped (6 cups) 2 bay leaves 2 whole cloves 1–inch piece stick cinnamon Juice of 4 oranges 1 cup heavy cream or coconut milk Directions: 1. In a large pot melt the butter. Add the almonds, onions, carrots, and sauté until the carrots […]

Fresh Strawberry Mousse

11 April

By Julie Jordan from Cabbagetown Cafe Ingredients: ½ cup honey (if your honey has crystallized, heat it until it is liquid) 2 cups fresh strawberries, stemmed 15-16 ounces ricotta cheese (about 2 cups) ½ teaspoon vanilla ½ cup heavy cream or coconut milk Directions: 1. Measure all the ingredients into the blender and blend until […]

Johnny Appleseed Cake

11 April

Thank you to Julie Jordan for this recipe, and the many others she has created over the years. Ingredients: 3-4 apples, diced 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoons freshly grated nutmeg ¼ teaspoon cloves 1 cup raisins 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts ½ cup butter 2/3 cup honey 2 teaspoons […]

Mustard Greens with Ginger, Cilantro, and Rice

11 April

Ingredients: 2 bunches mustard greens, or 1 bunch chard and 1 bunch greens, coarse stems removed 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, diced ¼ cup rice 2 tablespoons finely chopped ginger 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon paprika 1 cup chopped cilantro stems and leaves Sea salt Directions: 1. Wash the mustard greens, and chard if […]

Vegetable Lo Mein

11 April

Ingredients: Sesame Garlic Sauce: 8 cloves garlic, chopped 1-inch piece ginger, peeled and finely chopped ½ cup peanut butter 4 teaspoons toasted sesame oil ¼ cup rice vinegar, or juice of 1 lemon ¼ cup tamari or soy sauce ¼ teaspoon cayenne or less to taste Lo Mein: ½ pound whole wheat spaghetti 1 head […]

Greek Spinach

03 April

Ingredients: 2 pounds spinach, rinsed well Handful of fresh oregano 2 green garlic, minced Juice of 1 lemon Olive oil to moisten Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste Chopped scallions for topping Directions: 1. Blanch the spinach in a pot of boiling water for about 1 minute. Remove immediately and rinse under cold […]

Fresh Thyme and Green Garlic Soup

03 April

Ingredients: 1 bunch of green garlic, trimmed, save the greens for a stock 1 bunch fresh thyme, about 12 sprigs, or 4 fresh sage leaves, or 3 fresh tarragon leaves, or 1 small bunch of fresh marjoram, or 1 large bunch parsley 1 quart chicken broth Juice of 1 lemon Sea salt and freshly ground […]

Greek Leek and Rice Salad

03 April

Ingredients 3 cups cooked long-grain jasmine or basmati rice with ½ teaspoon turmeric added to the cooking water 2½ tablespoons olive oil 4 cups ¼-inch slices of leeks including the tender leaves, about 2 medium leeks 1 large clove green garlic, minced ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley 1 tablespoon finely chopped mint leaves 1 tomato, […]

Mustard Flavored Celeriac and Sweet Red Peppers

03 April

Ingredients: Sea salt to taste 1 medium (1 pound) trimmed and peeled celeriac, cut into 3/8-inch matchsticks 2 medium sweet red peppers, sliced into 3/8-inch strips Dressing: 1 cup water ½ cup apple cider vinegar ¼ cup white vinegar 2½ tablespoons dry mustard 2½ tablespoons olive oil Sea salt and freshly ground pepper Directions: 1. […]