Recipe: Herbed Tuna Salad with Parsley, Chives and Salad Burnet

It’s hot and I’ve been working on herbal recipes that are quick, don’t require heat and can be served chilled. Try this light tuna salad flavored with lime juice, parsley, chives and salad burnet (for a taste of cucumber). My uncle is an ocean fisherman so I used his catch that my aunt preserved. You…

Recipe: Kale Slaw with Shiso and Cilantro-Lime Dressing

My garden is producing heaps of black magic kale and I needed another recipe to use it up. Inspired by the dressing from this watermelon salad (it was so good!) I decided to make a slaw with a similar flavor palette using shiso, cilantro and lime. A delicious side for any summertime meal. INGREDIENTS 8-10…

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…