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Hibiscus tea recipe

I was out running under a perfect deep blue autumn sky this morning and I thought, “I want to drink this in… The texture of the air is sweet, warming and has a bit of a bite, the colors of the leaves against the sky are perfectly saturated and reflecting light, running feels easy with […]

coffee beans

I love coffee so much. I love how it smells and how it tastes and all the different ways to prepare it… Sad for me that drinking it gives me horrible stomach aches, so I avoid it (mostly), while enjoying the smell wherever and whenever I can. At the end of this post you’ll find […]

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(okay… but maybe that title is a bit too much.) And for any of you who might be getting a bit tired of all this fig business, (who are you anyway?) This is the last post about figs. I just feel the need to really drive this point home. Figs are so good for you! […]


It’s starting to rain a lot here in Oregon. The temperature is still pleasant, but winter is definitely on its way. The real news is, our figs have given their last crop for the season. Insert violin music here. Ok, well in light of this development (winter is upon us). I have decided that my […]


That said, there’s something about this particular combination that is quite exquisite. The fig flavour deepens and spreads out into the buttery roasting sauce, which is good enough to want to eat by the spoonful (and you might).


Unripe or green figs are quite hard and when freshly picked they bleed a milky liquid that is sticky and bitter. However, green figs that have been cooked for a long time with ample sugar and spices produce a marvelous treat! Yisil Incir Receli (Green Fig Jam) is a recipe from a Marvelous book I […]

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buddha fig tree

All about figs: cultivation, history, cultural significance, healing properties

smoky tomato bisque

From FTY Autumn Newsletter a variation on a recipe from “Vegetable Soups From Deborah Madison’s Kitchen”. Smoky Tomato Bisque Serves 4 Preparation time 45 minutes 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced 5 garlic cloves, slivered 1 tablespoon Spanish smoked paprika (more to taste) 4 pounds of ripe Beefsteak tomatoes, cut into […]

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Basil Mezze-0

Ooh Basil! I’m still going strong with “l’herb royal“ and concocted a whole basil mezze platter. Basil- quinoa bread (wheat free… I used oat flour which is fine for people with wheat sensitivities but not fine for those who are truly gluten intolerant…), Fresh herb charmoula, olive tapenade (both with basil of course) and a […]

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Tulsi being decorated for Indian Ceremony

Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is a tender, low-growing culinary herb that is a member of the mint family. Basil is originally native to Iran, India and other tropical regions of Asia and has been cultivated there for more than 5,000 years. Basil has often been called the “King of herbs” or “l’herbe royal” by many cookbook […]


Ok! So I better get going to make good on my promise to do three recipes for IOTM this month. The strawberries are just now beginning to ease up on their production and the raspberries are moving in full force. We have huge rhubarb busting out of it’s bicycle-tire planter and some pretty succulent basil. […]

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The strawberry is an ancient plant that is native to Europe and North America. It has a cooling thermal nature a musky aroma and a sweet/sour slightly acidic flavor. It is somewhat an unusual fruit in that its seeds are embedded on its surface. California provides 80 percent of the nations strawberries. Strawberries are one […]


The month of June in Oregon is quite fantastic. I can’t believe the abundance of fresh food everywhere I go… Not only in my garden, but grocery stores, roadside stands and farmer’s markets abound with overwhelming varieties of greens, spring onions, herbs, and in the last week the berries have begun taking front stage in […]


The ingredient of the month for april is Cashews!! This recipe is specially for Troy (my yoga teaching, surfer extraordinaire friend from Trinidad) who couldn’t eat enough of the stuff when I did a raw dinner while visiting Trinidad. For that dinner I used the hummus as a filling with sprouts, shredded cabbage and carrots […]

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The cashew (Anacardium Occidentale) is a tree in the flowering plant family Anacardiaceae. The plant is native to northeastern Brazil. The cashew is a relative to poison ivy, poison oak and mangoes. The hard seed surrounding the “nut” contains an irritant latex. The large red, fleshy organs called Cashew “Apples” attract animal dispersers and are […]