PERFECTLY PEACHY – PEACH RASPBERRY GALETTE

Picked up the most deliciously, sweet, juicy peaches at the farmers market, they were so good, perfectly ripe and just wonderful. As always with summer fruits, I got a huge bag full and decided to make one of my favorite desserts. Galettes are so easy...

Eco 18 Team Picnic: Simple, Yummy Recipes

Picnic prep should be easy with lots of fresh seasonal ingredients. Keep it light and flavorful with simple salads that everyone will love These three favorites are real crowd pleases, not only are they vegan and vegetarian they are hearty enough for even the biggest appetite!   Kamut®...

Cold Soups for Summer

We just love summertime…farmers markets, fresh produce, no-cook meals… it’s just the perfect time of year to take advantage of nature’s bounty! The difference between fresh, farm-grown tomatoes and store bought ones is like night and day. So when you are making a simple dish...

Blueberry Pudding Cake

Plump blueberries, cooked until juicy then poured over a simple batter, make for a delicious and moist pudding cake that’s bursting with summer goodness! Cook and serve in a cast iron skillet. Blueberry Pudding Cake Makes 8 servings ⅓+ ½cup sugar ¼ cup water 1Tbs fresh lemon juice 1tsp cornstarch 2 cups...

The Meaning of Alzheimer’s Month

As June—Alzheimer’s Month—comes to an end, I’ve been struggling trying to write an article about Alzheimer’s. It’s very personal for me, as my mother in England is in a wonderful nursing home that specializes in taking care of people with advanced Alzheimer’s and dementia. The...

CHILLED ASPARAGUS SOUP

Farmers markets are the best places for just-cut, farm to table asparagus. I can’t get enough of it. This simple recipe can be adapted easily for a vegan/vegetarian version. I have frozen it (without the asparagus tips for garnish) and heated it in cooler months....

Color Your Plate Red

Red is a really vibrant color for good health especially this time of year as all the berries and summer fruits are in season and tomatoes are beginning to ripen on the vine. Mother Nature is very good to our plates and our palettes and...

Perfect Picnic Recipes

It’s that time of year again! Eating outside, picnics, time for enjoying all the wonderful fresh, healthy produce, and what better than raw salads for your next picnic. These two recipes are a snap to prepare and make great summer eating. Both vegetarian. Corn and Tomato Salad So...

Color Your Plate Orange

Orange is such a happy, vibrant happy color—it makes me smile! Orange food has the same effect. It looks great on the plate as well as delivering some tremendous health benefits. As I was shopping for this past weekend, I found some wonderful orange fruits...

Seven Tips for a Budding Organic Gardener

I grew up in England where everyone seemed to be an avid gardener. I lived in Kent, which was known as the “Garden of England”, so no pressure there! It actually took over 20 years living in New York City to turn me into a gardener...