Organic Home-Dried Figs, Preservative free

It has been an incredible fig harvest from our 5 fig trees here in New Jersey. We have enjoyed tree-ripened figs all summer, and now that it’s autumn, the ones left on the trees are ready to be dried and stored for recipes throughout the winter. There are a few different ways to dry figs.

Vegan Fig and Apple Crumble Crust Pie

About 5 years ago, our fig trees were nearly frozen beyond hope and the upper tree trunks died. It took years of gentle coaxing, watering, tying, and trimming to make a come-back, but they were still to traumatized to produce figs. All of our effort seemed fruitless so to speak. It became evident that if

Homemade no-churn Organic Lemon Sorbet with fruit coulis

Summer in New Jersey is amazing. The shore comes to life, the days are long, and the sunsets fantastic. But we all know the best part of summer is the ice cream. Needless to say, when you have a dairy allergy, you have to replace the dairy with non-dairy alternatives. Homemade lemon sorbet is refreshing

Roasted Beets, Sweet Potatoes, Butternut Squash and Yukon Golds

Our weather has been a bit erratic here in the Northeast. We have more cold days than warm so far this spring, and it feels more like fall. I am still cooking cool weather foods until the warmer days settle in. I actually decided to defrost a whole turkey I had in the freezer and…… Continue reading Roasted Beets, Sweet Potatoes, Butternut Squash and Yukon Golds

Herb Roasted Chicken Baked in Babci’s Blue Graniteware Roaster, circa 1950

It was love at first sight the moment  I saw the sad little residue riddled roaster that my Mom wanted me to keep. Anyone else would have put it straight in the garbage, but after hearing that my Babci used to cook in it, I had to take it in. I restored it to it's natural beauty,… Continue reading Herb Roasted Chicken Baked in Babci’s Blue Graniteware Roaster, circa 1950

Organic Beet & Roasted Garlic Hummus

Just a few simple ingredients and a blender is all you need to make your own delicious, fresh hummus. The fresh cooked Organic Beet that I added gives it a unique taste and is so much more nutritious. The entire prep time is only 15 minutes if you pre-cooked the beet the day before.  … Continue reading Organic Beet & Roasted Garlic Hummus

3 Ingredient Raspberry Quick Jam- No Pectin Necessary

Most breakfasts on the run are usually made in a toaster. The pre-made frozen breakfasts are taken from the freezer and simply defrosted until heated through. These quick breakfasts are average at best. Many have no nutritional value, and have a high sodium and fat content. In that same amount of time, you can treat yourself to a wholesome and…… Continue reading 3 Ingredient Raspberry Quick Jam- No Pectin Necessary