Healthy Cooking

Fall Transitions

End of Season Tomatoes

I love fall. My birthday is in the fall, Thanksgiving–my favorite holiday–is in the fall. I love the excessive beauty just before the frost, and end-of-season tomatoes allowed to ripen in a brown paper bag. Or cooked up as a delicious treat: Fried Green Tomatoes. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid”…

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Summer shifting into Fall

I love this time of year when the Reds come out just a little bit here in Colorado, and more so in Vermont where we are looking forward to visiting later this fall. This is part of what gives our little patio in downtown Steamboat some privacy But I’m still happily harvesting tomatoes from the…

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Spring Gifts from the garden

Look what I found under the melting snow of our garden! There were several and they are delicious. But only one had this cool visual to offer-The lemon just gives you a sense of size. 😉

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Making do…40 Green Tomatoes

We had nearly 40 green tomatoes on one plant when the freeze was about to hit, so plucked them and stored them in the basement in brown paper bags to ripen.  It works well, although I must admit they aren’t *quite* as divine as plucked right off the vine.  😉  I had my very last…

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Herbal Cordial Recipe

If you didn’t receive my recent newsletter on the benefits of making and drinking herbal cordials, I hope you sign up soon here on my website. When I’m on top of things, you’ll get your free newsletter twice a month. 😉 If you’re new to my blog (shorter and often more irreverent than my newsletter),…

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Pumpkin Blossom Fritters

These pumpkin blossom fritters are a delicious way to get a broad spectrum of nutrients into your diet (via a broad spectrum of colors in your fruits and vegetables) and are a great way to celebrate the last days of summer! I was able to get the pumpkin blossoms at the Farmer’s Market since I’m…

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Yampatika and Elder Berry Tincture

One of the local organizations I am passionate about is Yampatika, a non-profit that promotes environmental education for adults and children. Not long ago, we had our biggest fundraiser, the Wild Edible Feast. One of my contributions was Elder Berry Cordial which is super good for immune support and 100% delicious! First, you make a…

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