Contributed by Katy Morris
Juicy, refreshing, healthy, sweet peaches; what could be more quintessentially SUMMER than a perfectly ripe peach?
Tossed in salads, dipped in yogurt parfaits, baked in pies, blended in smoothies, chopped in iced teas, grilled, poached, heck – straight out of hand! There are so many ways to enjoy locally grown, luscious peaches this season.
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Contributed and photographed by Katy Morris
While I always enjoyed integrating avocado into dishes at home in the U. S. (one of my faves is the Granola Bar’s Devilled Avocado Eggs!), there’s something pretty cool about knowing they grow directly on the trees where I am working and living right now. And as great as farmers’ markets are back home, you won’t see these avocados among the locally grown produce. But you can surely get them at your local grocery– and I have seen firsthand where they come from.** Continue reading
There’s always a lot of buzz around Le Farm, Bill Taibe‘s farm to table restaurant in Westport, CT. Taibe is admirably and firmly committed to sourcing from many of my favorite farms within a short distance from his charming and very popular restaurant.
Truth is though, I’ve struggled to find enough vegetarian friendly fare to keep me going back as a regular. So imagine my surprise when Executive Chef, Arik Bensimon Continue reading
I like to throw a couple of cloves of raw garlic into my homemade hummus but when I spotted these curly green beauties I figured garlic scapes might be even better. They are milder and more nuanced than garlic . And their bright grassy color and flavor tinges this twist white bean spread (aka hummus) just enough that your friends will wonder what’s going on. Continue reading
Remember when seedy was a bad thing? When you bite into Mary’s Gone Crackers you know that seeds are good. Very good. Mary’s Original Seed Cracker is loaded Continue reading
photo courtesy of Hannah Kaminsky, Easy As Vegan Pie, Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
I’ve started dreaming about summer pies bursting with bright roasted strawberries and sunny cherry tomatoes. Wait, maybe I should head into savory territory and re-think dinner on the patio with a taco pie layered with black beans, mushrooms and tempeh and topped by shredded Romaine and red bell peppers. Easy As Vegan Pie has me spinning in all different directions and that’s a great thing. Continue reading
What could be better than a bowl of creamy, rich ice cream to cool you down as the temperatures rise? With NadaMoo! products you can have your ice cream and avoid dairy too. For a whole lotta folks, THAT’S what’s better!
Not only is this non-dairy ice cream gluten-free, sugar-free, soy-free, and certified organic, it is also kosher. Continue reading
Recipe and Photo courtesy of Marcia Selden Catering
While the calendar says SPRING tomorrow (!!) there’s still a nip in the air. If you’re in need of a warm-up, make a pot of hearty lentil soup. We love this soup because you can basically dump everything into a soup pot, cover and cook and in about an hour and presto! Delicious soup! Continue reading
Chocholistic dark chocolate and goji berries
contributed by Katy Morris
We are always on the look out for local culinary talent to share with our readers, and with this one, we struck gold….er, uh, chocolate. We’ve found four unique women who have taken Fairfield County, CT by storm with their diverse and delectable chocolate.
Organic, kosher, fair-trade, vegan, raw, GMO and soy free? We’ve got you covered. And they all sell online so if you don’t live in CT, you can be just as chocolate satisfied as we are. Here’s to local talent! Continue reading
photo courtesy of Dinner in Venice blog
I wonder if you’re feeling latke’ed out yet? With the holiday combo of Thanksgiving and Chanukah converging, I definitely had my fill of potatoes and latkes of all sorts. But that’s not to say that we’re finished celebrating yet, right? Continue reading