Recipe: Savory Zucchini Bread with Herbs and Cheese

Zucchini season can come on like a tidal wave, flooding your kitchen with an endless supply of this tender squash. Here’s a savory take on the classic zucchini sweet bread. This recipe calls for a combination of Italian herbs but you can substitute any herbs you have on hand. INGREDIENTS –Dry 3 cups flour 4…

Recipe: Lemon Balm Bundt Cakes

Ingredients 1 ½ c flour 1 ¼ tsp baking soda 1 cup sugar ¼ tsp salt ½ tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp lemon extract ½ cup butter ½ cup buttermilk ¼ c finely chopped lemon balm 2 eggs Instructions Mix dry ingredients together. Cream butter with sugar. Add lemon balm. Beat in eggs one at…

Recipe: Roasted Garlic Scapes

Milder and sweeter than the cloves, garlic scapes are delicious roasted. Toss them together in a pan with asparagus, green beans, even radishes for a little more excitement. These are excellent served with roasted meats, pasta dishes or on their own. Try dipping them in our garlic scape-oregano aioli. INGREDIENTS: Garlic scapes Oil Salt and…

Recipe: Garlic Scape-Oregano Aioli

This is a super simple, delicious dip for crudités, roasted vegetables, artichokes, French fries, chicken, fish, steak, burgers…the list goes on… And if you’re a true garlic lover, try it with roasted garlic scapes! INGREDIENTS 1 cup mayonnaise 3-4 garlic scapes, finely chopped (or 1-2 cloves garlic) 1 1/2 Tablespoons fresh oregano, finely chopped 2…

Recipe: Pea Shoot Pesto with Cilantro or Mint

Pea shoots, or tendrils, are a delicious treat of spring. While we’re at the end of their season, you can easily preserve their tender pea flavor by making pesto. Below are two variations made with cilantro and lime or mint and lemon for you to choose your own culinary adventure. Pairing suggestions: Try the cilantro-lime…

Recipe: Green Shakshuka

Shakshuka is traditionally made with eggs, tomatoes and spices, but this version takes advantage of early season greens and herbs. It’s a nutrient powerhouse, so simple to make and yields a delicious dinner or hearty breakfast with little effort. You can substitute whatever leafy greens and herbs you have available, making it an easy dish…

Recipe: Lemon and Herb Pasta with Pea Tendrils

The harmony of simple ingredients in this dish is only matched by the simplicity of its preparation. Cook the pasta and combine everything, that’s it. It’s a lovely spring dish that gestures to the fresh flavors of a season to come. You can easily substitute or add on to this recipe with ingredients you have…

Recipe: Cream of Lovage Soup

Lovage is often described as a mix between parsley and celery. It’s clean, fresh flavor is perfect in spring soups and salads. This cream of lovage soup is perfect for those chilly spring days. And did you know the hollow stems make great straws! A delicious way to drink tomato juice or a bloody mary….

Recipe: Chervil Infused Icing

Since starting Smoot’s Flavor Farm, I’ve grown several herbs that were new to me. Many of these have surprised my taste buds, delighted my senses and made me wonder why they weren’t more common. Chervil is one of those herbs. Well-known to French chefs, chervil is likely a lesser-known herb due to its seasonality (only…

Recipe: Rhubarb Cake

Nothing says spring quite like rhubarb. The red-green stalks with their distinct tart flavor are the perfect ingredient for spring treats, like pies, cakes and tarts. Rhubarb pairs exceptionally well with a number of fruits and spices, such as strawberries, oranges and apples as well as cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom. But this simple recipe lets…