Category: Sauces

Spiced Apple Pear Sauce

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Ingredients: 3-4 apples, peeled,cored and chopped 3 ripe pears, peeled,cored and chopped 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice 6 cinnamon sticks ¼ tsp ground nutmeg 1-2 tbsp sugar Instructions: Combine all ingredients into a medium pan and add ¼ c water. Bring to  a boil. Cover, Continue Reading

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Sorrel Pesto

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Ingredients: 2 c coarsely chopped fresh sorrel, ribs removed 1/3 c fresh parsley 2 cloves garlic roughly chopped 1/3 c freshly grated parmesan cheese ¼ c pine nuts ½ tsp salt ¼ c olive oil Instructions: In a food processor or blender puree the sorrel, Continue Reading

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Roasted Broccoli and Squash with a Basil and Tahini Sauce

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As I type this, I’m practicing my songs for the Christmas concert in December. This seems wrong because the weather doesn’t match the feel of the songs. I don’t know if it will ever not be weird to me to have 90 degree weather in October, but Continue Reading

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Green Bean Fries

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I’m crazy about French fries. With a burger they’re fabulous, topped with gravy and cheese curds they’re comforting, with a hearty dip they’re a meal. Of course they don’t have to be made with potatoes. Parsnips, carrots, and summer squash all work perfectly. And while we’re at it, Continue Reading

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Nopales and Tomato Relish

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After eight years of subscribing to Abundant Harvest Organics, one might expect that I’d know all the fruits and veggies. There wouldn’t be any that I still needed to try… right?! Wrong. Nopales. The nopal is the pad or leaf of the cactus. It has Continue Reading

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Spaghetti Squash au Gratin

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We’re right smack in the middle of winter squash season. I find that in the middle of a season, I have to get a bit more creative with how to use things. As much as I love Spaghetti Soup or Vegan Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Continue Reading

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Kitchen Basics: Pesto Series – Part 3 – Mint Pesto

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It’s time for another pesto installment. I still can’t believe that I hadn’t made pesto before I tried my hand at Basil Pesto, the more traditional pesto. Then came the Kale Pesto, a bright, green tasting treasure.  But, recently, I’ve been loving mint. I love Continue Reading

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Spicy Asian Pear and Apple Sauce

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Ingredients  4 Asian Pears4 Apples1/8 cup lemon juice1/8 cup water1/8-1/4 tsp cayenne pepper1/8-1/4 tsp ground gingerhoney or agave nectar to taste Instructions Core Asian pears and apples and chop into quarter inch pieces. Place fruit in heavy bottom pot and turn the stove burner to Continue Reading

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Apple and Pomegranate Salsa

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Ingredients 1 large apple, finely diced 3/4 c pomegranate seeds ¼ c onion, finely diced 1 jalapeño, finely diced 2 tbsp cilantro chopped 2 tbsp lime juice salt to taste  Instructions: Chop Apples. Add Apples and Pomegranate seeds to large mixing bowl. Dice Onions. Dice and de-seed Continue Reading

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Melon Salsa

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Ingredients 6-8 cups watermelon or honeydew, cubed and seeded 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped ½ white onion, chopped 2 large jalapeño peppers or chili peppers, stemmed, seeded and minced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup white wine vinegar 1 tsp salt Instructions Stir the melon, Continue Reading

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Deconstructed Lasagne

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This is an ode to lasagne.  Or lasagna.  I don’t really care how you spell it. What matters is that it tastes amazing.  But, it’s a lazy lasagne. It’s a quick and easy lasagne. It’s a lasagne whose best parts have taken apart and reassembled. Continue Reading

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Dandy Sandi… Bacon Sandwich with Dandelion Greens

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You guys, did you know that dandelions aren’t just for making your arm turn yellow, or blowing the seeds all over the yard to plant new flowers? (I’m not the only one who did this as a child… right? My parents were thrilled, I’m sure.) Continue Reading

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Orange Jam

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Ingredients 3 oranges peeled and cut into chunks 4 c sugar 3 oz liquid fruit pectin 2 tbsp water Instructions In a food processor or blender, finely chop the oranges. You need 2 cups worth. In a bowl combine the chopped oranges and sugar. Let Continue Reading

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Black Bean, Pomegranate and Avocado Salsa

Ingredients 15 oz of black beans that have been cooked, rinsed and drained 2 c pomegranate arils 1 jalapeño, minced, seeds removed ¼ c red onion , chopped ¼ c cilantro, chopped 1 large avocado, diced 2 tbsp fresh lime juice salt and pepper to Continue Reading

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Marinara Sauce

Ingredients 4 1/2 cups peeled, crushed, and stewed fresh tomatoes (or 28 oz can) 5 cloves garlic                    salt and pepper ¼ c olive oil                       1 Continue Reading

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Garlic Scape Pesto

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Ingredients:  1/4 cup toasted pine nuts 3/4 cup chopped garlic scapes juice and zest from half a lemon 1/2 a teaspoon of salt, pepper to taste 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Instructions: Blend pine nuts, garlic scapes, lemon juice, lemon zest, and salt and pepper Continue Reading

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Fruit Sauce

Ingredients: 8 ounces cream cheese ¾ cup brown sugar ¼ cup white sugar 1 tsp vanilla Seasonal fruit Instructions: Blend together well. Cut fruit into finger food size pieces or place on skewers. Use sauce for dipping fruit. Keeps very well in an airtight container. Abundant Harvest Organics Products found in this recipe: Seasonal Continue Reading

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Lemon Balm Honey

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Ingredients 1½ cups honey¼ packed up fresh lemon balm leaves 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice1 strip lemon peel 10 whole allspice 10 whole cloves Instructions Heat 1½ cups honey in a sauce pan until warm, then pour into jar over lemon balm leaves, lemon juice, Continue Reading

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Lemon Balm Butter

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Ingredients 1 stick butter, creamed¼ c lemon balm leaves, finely choppeddash of lemon zest Instructions With a mixer, blender, or by hand, cream the butter.Add the finely chopped lemon balm herb.Add zest of lemon.Stir well and let sit for about an hour before use, the Continue Reading

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Grilled Eggplant Marinade

Combine ⅓ cup orange juice, 3 tablespoons olive oil, 5 teaspoons red wine vinegar, 2 sliced garlic cloves, 2 teaspoons salt, 1½ teaspoons orange zest, and ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes. Marinate veggies like eggplant, bell pepper, and more before grilling. Serve grilled veggies on Continue Reading

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