Lemon Balm Pesto with Cashews

While I do love traditional pesto made with basil, I am also a fan of using different fresh herbs and greens to create variations of this versatile condiment. I have

Ginger Lemongrass Simple Syrup

Though I try to limit the sugar in my diet, I have lately become obsessed with making homemade simple syrups. I love infusing them with herbs from my garden…the flavor

Troubleshooting Compost

It’s Eco-Friendly Friday: the day of the week I devote to sharing something “green” here on the blog. Before I get to today’s post, though, I want to remind you

Rose Petal and Lemon Balm Jelly

A month or so ago, when my roses were in full bloom, I plucked what seemed like an awful lot of petals and set them aside to dry. My intention

Brown Sugar Coconut Oil Foot Scrub

I haven’t shared an Eco-Friendly Friday post for a couple of weeks (last Friday was a Charcutepalooza posting day), so today I’ve got something cool for you…a DIY all-natural foot

Dandelion Pancakes

In my last post, I talked a bit about eating dandelion greens. Today for Eco-Friendly Friday, I made breakfast out of dandelion flowers! So many people in America hate seeing

I’m gonna bee…

A beekeeper! Yes, it’s true: In a couple of months, there will be approximately 50,000 bees in a hive somewhere on my property. I’ve been wanting to get into beekeeping

Green Tomato Chutney

Frosty nights have arrived here in New York’s Hudson Valley. Sadly, this means the end of tender plants including tomatoes. If you’re able to salvage some green tomatoes from your

Pumpkin Clafouti

From soups to scones to smoothies, I thought I’d tried pumpkin in pretty much everything. Until today, that is…when I made pumpkin clafouti. Clafouti is a traditional French dessert that

Roasted Tomato Soup

When it comes to comfort food, I don’t think much compares to a bowl of tomato soup (especially when it’s paired with a grilled cheese sandwich). My favorite way to

Anise Hyssop

Anise Hyssop Uses & Recipe Ideas

Apart from being lovely to look at, Anise hyssop is an edible flower with a very sweet licorice-like flavor that can be used in tea, baked goods, and salads.

Corn and Green Zebra Tomato Salad

This lovely and delicious Corn and Green Zebra Tomato Salad is my contribution to this week’s edition of Summer Fest 2010. Summer Fest is a cross-blog food event celebrating peak

Avocado Salad Stuffed Squash Blossoms

The winner of the Yogi Tea giveaway was Jeanne. Thanks to everyone who entered. Stay tuned for another giveaway next week (hint: it’s for a signed copy of a cookbook

Homemade Toothpowder | Healthy Green Kitchen

Homemade Toothpowder Recipe

Make homemade toothpowder as an alternative to commercial toothpastes that contain synthetic chemicals and unhealthy sweeteners. I was pleasantly surprised by the results when I made this homemade toothpowder recipe.

More Ways To Preserve Fruit

In just a few short months, the weather in New York will chilly. Maybe even snowy. The fresh fruits I’ve been enjoying from local farms will be long gone. Because

Preserving Herbs

As the summer begins to draw to a close, I still have a lot of beautiful herbs in my garden. I can’t possibly use them all in recipes before they