Summer recipes

Clara’s Summer Salsa

It seemed last summer, Clara was determined to make salsa every few days. Which was fine, as we had an abundance of tomatoes, onions and [...]

By |2018-04-30T17:21:02+00:00April 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Soft Cooked Amaranth

Amaranth is a tiny South American grain that was a staple food for the Aztecs.  It ranges from shades of rich gold to deep reds.  High in the essential amino [...]

By |2018-03-06T18:45:53+00:00November 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Sunomono (Hiya Somen)

Sunomono or Hiya Somen is a classic Japanese dish served as a refreshing meal along with relishes and cold vegetables during summer’s oppressive heat.  The bright sour flavor stimulates movement [...]

By |2018-11-06T19:40:33+00:00May 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Vegetable (Potassium) Broth

Potassium broths are wonderful for quickly increasing the mineral absorption of the body.  They are useful for athletes during extreme conditioning, for those who are weak and recovering from illness [...]

By |2018-02-05T15:26:21+00:00March 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Clara’s Favorite Five Onion Soup

I lucked out–my daughter loves onions. In fact it is her second most requested soup besides miso. The onion family is large and ranges in pungency and taste from delicate [...]

By |2018-10-18T17:27:57+00:00January 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Chicken Salad With Cashews And Grapes

This recipe has saved us a number of times on volleyball weekends. Easy to double and triple it became a must-have in the cooler for one team.  The salad is [...]

By |2016-11-17T15:25:34+00:00October 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Basic Granola

  Another staple in my kitchen. I make up a large batch of granola at a time, altering the flavors and ingredients every time–life is too short to always eat [...]

By |2018-12-03T23:49:31+00:00August 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Dutch Baby (Puff Pancake)

A wonderfully fun breakfast dish–great for a lazy Saturday or Sunday. Serve with fresh berries, a little fresh lemon, powdered sugar and maple syrup. […]

By |2018-02-05T15:26:30+00:00July 24th, 2016|0 Comments

Honey Apricot Jam

Jams are a fantastic way to preserve the season’s flavor. Here, honey takes the place of refined sugar, blending its own sweetness and flavor with the fruit.  Like sugar, honey [...]

By |2019-07-13T16:30:49+00:00July 14th, 2016|2 Comments