A few weeks ago I had a first hand view of the late season harvest on a warm November afternoon with my local farmer, Patti Popp, at Sport Hill Farm in Easton, CT. We meandered through the fields and into one of her greenhouses to check out rows of unripe, green tomatoes clinging to their vines.
November’s weakened sun was not warm enough to ripen this bounty. We needed to pick ‘em or let ‘em wither. Continue reading
Contributed by Marcia Selden Catering
Mushroom soup is one of our all-time favorites. On a chilly day, there’s nothing better than wrapping your hands around a warm mug of soup and enjoying! Offer this soup as a first course Continue reading
contributed by Katy Morris
Don’t let the thought of adding more heat to your kitchen deter you from baking this summer! The bounty of local fruit in farmers’ markets is truly irresistible, making summertime the perfect time to express your creative genius. 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
Recipe: Marcia Selden Catering
If you have picky eaters at home, you know how difficult it can be to get them to eat salmon. But it’s worth your effort because salmon is bursting with omega-3 heart healthy fats as well as vitamin D. These salmon cakes are crispy, Continue reading
Contributed by Katy Morris
Jessica’s Natural Foods, an all natural, gluten-free, kosher (non-dairy) granola, is my new choice for my morning treat. Amazingly, it is also non-GMO verified, and contains absolutely no trans fats, cholesterol, refined sweeteners, or artificial colors or flavors. Continue reading
Sunset along Orange County’s coastline is an event worth celebrating. After the sun dips below the horizon, casting its glorious technicolored drama on the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean, you’ll start looking for places to eat dinner. Check out some of these veg friendly spots for your evening meal between Laguna Beach and Newport Beach, CA.
Highlights for your apres- sunset meal range from vegan to veg friendly. I avoided the fish themed places, as I was already teetering on the brink of OD’ing on my daily dose of fish tacos.