Recipe: Mint-Grapefruit Dressing

Try this refreshing summer dressing, perfect for green salads or grilled chicken. Emulsifying this non-dairy dressing in a food processor makes for a creamy consistency. I use the leftovers for a delicious sandwich spread. INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup oil 1/4 cup fresh spearmint leaves 2 garlic cloves 1 tablespoon mustard (e.g. dijon, whole grain) juice of…

Recipe: Herbal Infused Whipped Cream

In the height of summer, nothing beats a bowl of fresh fruit with a dollop of whipped cream. Raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and peaches. Mmm-mmm, I can’t wait. You can take this simple summertime treat to the next level by infusing the cream with fresh herbs before it’s whipped. It’s super simple and only takes a…

Recipe: Cilantro-Oregano Pesto

A unique take on a classic spread, try this flavor variation with fresh cilantro and oregano. Add a dash more oil if you’re after a sauce or dressing. Great on tacos, garden salads, fish and chicken. INGREDIENTS 1 bunch fresh cilantro 3 tablespoons, fresh oregano 2 large garlic cloves 1/3 cup nuts, I used unsalted…

How to keep fresh herbs fresh

I may be bias, but in my opinion there’s nothing better than bringing fresh-cut, aromatic herbs into your kitchen. They fill my kitchen with good smells and they inspire my cooking. There are several ways that you can prolong that goodness and in this post I’ll list a couple of tips and methods for how…

Recipe: Versatile Lemon Balm Marinade / Dressing

Lemon balm is adored by both humans and honeybees. And for good reason! This highly aromatic herb has a delightful lemon flavor and scent. There are so many ways you can use lemon balm in the kitchen (like our Lemon Balm-Garlic Scape Pesto), but one of our favorites is this simple sauce that can be…

Recipe: Lemon Balm & Garlic Scape Pesto

Did you know the word pesto is simply Italian for pound or crush? Traditionally made with fresh basil, you can make a wide variety of pestos using different herbs and greens. The fundamental ingredients of a typical pesto are: herbs or greens, nuts, cheese, oil, salt and pepper. For this recipe, we skip the basil…

Grilling (Tarra)gon Wild

It’s early summer, outdoor temps are heating up and the grills are rolling out. Pair this with late spring and early summer vegetables and I’ve got one herb on my mind. French tarragon! French tarragon is a perennial herb with a delectable licorice-citrusy flavor, that leaves a slight tingle of sweetness on your tongue. Related…

Recipe: Artisan Marjoram Sourdough

If you’re like me and have fully embraced the quarantine sourdough movement, here’s a spin on the classic loaf. Adding in a cup of finely chopped herbs at the autolyse stage results in slightly flavored, tangy bread. With a little patience and some Shephard’s Grain flour, I’ve been getting great results with this recipe, even…

Recipe: Marjoram Marinade

An excellent marinade for chicken and fish. Or use it as a salad dressing. Flavor pairs very well with garbanzos and tomatoes. Ingredients: Handful each of marjoram and parsley 1 cup balsamic vinegar 1 1/3 cup oil 2 T water 1/4 c green onions (or substitute 1/2 cup chives) 2 garlic cloves, minced or crushed…

Ideas for Chive Blossoms

Have you seen those purple balloons that float up from the centers of garden chives? Did you know that they’re edible? The tough stems of chive blossoms mean they’re typically excluded from the chive bunches sold in stores and markets. But these beautiful flowers can be turned into blush colored vinegar, flavored butter and make…