Posts in the ‘Recipes’ Category

Basil Tabouleh in Lettuce Cups

This is a refreshing salad that can be enjoyed with protein and amino acid-rich grilled wild salmon. Ingredients 3/4-cup fine bulgur 3/4 cup minced red onion 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp allspice Pinch cayenne pepper 1 cup finely chopped fresh basil leaves 1 cup minced fresh parsley leaves 1/3-cup fresh mint leaves 1/2 cup finely

Barbara’s Best Salmon Bake

This elegant and easy recipe was originally created by my friend Barbara Kraft. It is a no- fail recipe, and I always slightly alter it depending on my mood, what is growing in my garden or what is in my refrigerator or pantry. Her basic recipe calls for a cream cheese/ feta/herb/garlic mixture. Here have

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Rose Martini

Ingredients ½ cup water 2 tablespoons sugar 1 cup soda water (or vodka for your guests) 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon rose water ice cubes Edible rose petals Directions In a small saucepan, combine the water and sugar and bring to a boil. Simmer over low heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Let

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Plum Wine “Umeshu”

Ingredients 2 ¼ lbs unripe ume plums (from Satsuma Plum tree) 3 2lbs rock sugar 7 ½ cups shochu alcohol (35% alcohol) Directions Wash the ume plums and remove the black bits from the plums using a bamboo stick. Dry the plums with a towel. Wash a large glass jar well and allow to dry

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Cherry Blossom Sweets “Sakura Mochi”

Sakura mochi is a treat to celebrate girl’s day in Japan on March 3. The dainty cakes are pretty to look at and delicious. The salty leaves are a perfect match for the sweet bean paste and chewy mochi cake. Ingredients 1/3 cup of mochiko rice flour 1 cup water 1 cup all-purpose flour ½

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Pakistani Mulberry and Saturn Peach Pie

Our handsome and prolific Pakistani Mulberry is draped with giant caterpillar-like fruit in June. They are each about 4” long and start out green then turn crimson and taste like a combination of raspberries and grapes, sweetening as they ripen. When the Saturn Peach, with its sweet, white fruit are ripe, the mulberries are also

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Swiss Chard Roll Ups

Swiss chard is abundant in the garden. I created this for my vegetarian friends. The combination of brandy infused cherries and Chevron cheese and roasted pecans are heavenly. The Swiss chard makes it feel like a healthy treat. Ingredients 10 large leaves of Swiss chard, ribs intact 1 12oz. Chevre log 1 cup roasted pecans

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About the Recipes

In my Master’s Thesis, “Nurture Through Nature” I explored the relationship between gardening metaphors and psychological wellness. Some participants described weeding as “eliminating excess material destructive to growth”. Watering was “connecting deeply with the earth through water”. As an infertility patient, I realized that I gained great satisfaction from planting seeds and watching them grow.

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Eggplant “Sushi” Rolls

Eggplant is one of my favorite vegetables. I am always trying to think of different ways to cook it, especially in the summer when our garden swells with these purple globes. This sushi look-alike is a perfect summer appetizer. It looks just like sushi and my guests are always surprised when I tell them that

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Cherry Tomatoes Stuffed with Polenta

These cute little tomato balls are a delight to eat. They are dainty yet filling and so colorful. Delicious at room temperature or served cold. Makes 24 pieces. Ingredients Basil Mayonnaise 1-cup mayonnaise 3/4-cup basil leaves 2 garlic cloves, minced Tomatoes 24 small cherry tomatoes, quartered 1 tbsp. olive oil 2 1/2 cups water 1

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