Posts Tagged "garlic"

Beets with Garlic and Fennel

Posted by on Jun 21, 2012 in Condiments & Sauces, Digestion, Ferments & Preserves | 0 comments

Beets with Garlic and Fennel

I planted my beets in February this year and I received a bumper crop! Unfortunately, they began to bolt last week so I knew it was time to harvest them. What to do with a sink full of beets? Ferment them! Fermentation? Like beer? Well, yes, but . . .  You know that yogurt you enjoy? Not only does it taste good, but it has probiotics, good bacteria, which benefit your digestion. That’s fermented milk. Do you realize that every civilization throughout time has had their history of fermented foods and beverages? They had to utilize fermentation for lack of refrigeration. Today, most of...

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Garlic Scape Pesto

Posted by on Jun 4, 2012 in Appetizers & Snacks | 0 comments

Garlic Scape Pesto

Have you tried garlic scapes? If you are a garlic lover like me, you’ll find this yearly delicacy right now (early to late spring) at your farmer’s market or green grocer. Young, tender scapes can be chopped into salads or used as a topping like you would scallions. Mature scapes can be treated like asparagus – sautéed lightly and tossed into pasta or a egg dish, mixed with cooked greens, pickled or in any dish that would be complimented by garlic. My favorite way to use scapes is in this garlic scape pesto. Recipe: Garlic Scape Pesto Summary: Use this as a dip for veggies,...

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Bloom Into Your Best Self

Posted by on Apr 26, 2012 in Detox, Digestion | 0 comments

Bloom Into Your Best Self

Spring flowers are popping bright colors into the landscape everywhere. Reawakened branches are unfurling their tiny buds into intensely green leaves. The long winter is finally over and spring is here! With the warmer temperatures and frequent bursts of sunshine, my body wants to bloom as well!! But there is this underlying feeling of stagnation that I’m experiencing. I think it’s time for a good spring cleaning! According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), both the liver and the season of spring are Wood Elements, which symbolize our bodies’ need to be flexible, yet strong, like...

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