Healing Foods: Parsley

If you’ve been to my cooking classes,  you probably know how much I love parsley! Here are the reasons why: Parsley’s volatile oils qualify it as a “chemoprotective” food, and in particular, a food that can help neutralize particular types of carcinogens (like the benzopyrenes that are part of cigarette smoke and charcoal grill smoke). […]

Vegan High Tea Party

We had so much fun at the first vegan high tea party, that we’re going to be doing it again soon. This is meant to be a fun social event where we gather in community to simply savor the moment enjoy one another’s company nibble on tea treats sip a variety of teas partake in […]

Enjoying Local Organic Farm Tours

Enjoying Local Organic Farm Tours

I was very lucky to return last week to Reppun Farm  a place that seems somewhat like heaven on earth (land which is stewarded by the Reppun brothers, who are much more than local organic farmers)! I was there learning about the chocolate making process with Dave of Madre Chocolate.  It was wonderful to gulp […]

Final Class in Series: CSA Box

Final Class in Series: CSA Box

What is a CSA box?  Community supported agriculture (CSA) is a new idea in farming, one that has been gaining momentum since its introduction to the United States from Europe in the mid-1980s. The CSA concept originated in the 1960s in Switzerland and Japan, where consumers interested in safe food and farmers seeking stable markets […]

Last Sunday’s “Got Spice?” cooking class

Last Sunday’s “Got Spice?” cooking class

In the 8/12 Got Spice? cooking class I taught how to make: Smoky Chipotle Black Bean Dip Red Lentil Tagine Thai Vegetable Soup And more from when I was setting up and waiting for all the participants to arrive…                     We have one more class in […]

Got Spice?

Want more balance in your life? Tired of having cravings? Want to know how to enhance to flavor of your food, naturally? Come find out this Sunday the importance of flavor in your food in “Got Spice?”                 This coming Sunday is the “Got Spice?” cooking class! [FULL […]

Dip In: Soirees and Picnics

Way back in the 70’s (yep, the 70’s!), my very talented mom used to grow her own alfalfa sprouts in the pantry in her bell jars. Summer meant hot days by the lake; my sister’s and me getting tuna sandwiches with these amazing homemade sprouts. I still love pita sandwiches, but these days I often […]

Adventures in grocery shopping with Wonder Woman

Earlier this morning, I went to my favorite health food store to purchase all the necessary ingredients for my cooking class, Refreshing Summer Dishes.  One of the items on my list was polenta, and so I browsed the bulk section in search of it.  I go to the bulk section first because I can find […]