Recipe: Garlic Scape-Mint Pesto

It’s the end of garlic scape season and I used up the remaining crop to make a pesto. I tried to balance the hot, spicy flavor of the scapes with the cool mouthfeel of spearmint. It turned out great and was perfect as a spread on warm sourdough or in a pasta salad that I…

Recipe: Roasted Garden Potatoes with Fresh Herbs

Freshly dug potatoes deserve fresh picked herbs. I roasted these with fresh chopped marjoram, sweet marjoram, basil and parsley, then turned on the broiler for a crisp finish. INGREDIENTS 6 medium sized potatoes, diced 3 Tablespoons fresh chopped herbs 1-2 Tablespoons oil Salt and pepper, to taste Preheat oven to 375F Spread the diced potatoes…

Recipe: Two Potato Salads–with Dill or Summer Savory

Where I’m from, summer picnics and barbecues always have potato salad. I love a classic potato salad with dill and pickles, which can taste so light and refreshing on a hot day. Knee deep in dill, I couldn’t help but make potato salad this week, but I decided to experiment with a new take on…

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: 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…

Recipe: Chervil Coulis

Yet another recipe for our spring star herb, chervil. A coulis is simply a thin fruit of vegetable puree used as a sauce. Maybe you’ve heard of a raspberry coulis, drizzled over a summertime treat? A coulis can be sweet or savory, drizzled over fruit and ice cream or meats and vegetables. Our recipe for…