Category Archives: Sustainable Living

Lavender in Garden & Kitchen

Print PDF Lavender Fields Forever Yesterday I made a little tussie mussie of lavender and rosebuds for a dear friend going through a tough time and felt my own spirits lift. I find the scent of lavender refreshing, brisk and … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Food For The Fourth

Print PDF Celebrating A High Dream As a child growing up in historic Concord, Massachusetts, a town where you could hardly walk a mile without stumbling over some historic monument to freedom and justice, I pretty much bought the high … Continue reading

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Summery Fare For Sunny Days

Print PDF Savory Fruit Soups I recently attended a lovely lunch party for a dear friend who, at nearly 88, has decided to emigrate to Panama. Carol is one of my life heroes, a wise, kind, thoughtful, smart, engaged, active … Continue reading

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Gorgeous Garlic Scapes

A surprising number of gardeners toss the trimmed off garlic scapes on the compost heap, but these days, many people are catching on to what European cooks have known for centuries. The curly scapes can be treated much like asparagus; steamed, roasted, pickled, stir fried, added to soups or minced into salads and wraps. One of my favorite ways to enjoy them is in a fresh tasting raw salad. For the best texture, slice scapes thinly on the diagonal so there’s plenty of surface area to take up the dressing. Almost any kind of dressing will be delicious, from spicy Asian peanut to a perky citrus vinaigrette. This salad combines garlic scapes with creamy goat cheese, crunchy pumpkin seeds, velvety marinated mushrooms and a lively lime vinaigrette. Continue reading

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