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Tweet This is a tasty martini – great for a summertime get-together with friends. The following recipe makes 2 martinis 4 shots of infused vodka 2 shots pomegranate juice 4 shots fresh squeezed orange juice 3 tablespoons sugar (or to taste, depending on sweetness of orange juice) Juice of ½ lime Fresh orange-mint leaves (about […]

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Tweet The trick to artichokes is cooking them long enough and seasoning them well enough, otherwise the vegetable that some consider a delicacy can be lost. Down in New Orleans, we don’t steam artichokes and dip them in butter, we stuff them or dress them up with lots of seasoning and lots of personality. Check […]

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Tweet[portfolio_slideshow] A fun thing to do with fruit blossoms is to use them to infuse vodka to use as an aperitif or to make a martini.  I used the blossoms of my mandarin satsuma tree (since it’s such a prolific tree, I was willing to sacrifice some of the fruit by removing the blossoms). It’s […]

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How to Make Orange-Mint Marmalade

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Tweet When it comes to home grown produce, tomatoes are likely the easiest to preserve. With the basic rules of home canning under your belt there are lots of ways to can tomatoes at home that will make it much easier to end your dependence on store bought tomato products. From whole tomatoes to diced […]

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TweetOne of the fondest memories I have of summers spent with my grandparents was big weekend breakfasts complete with everything you might imagine to be on a southern table. Thick slices of country ham and bacon, mounds of scrambled eggs, sliced tomatoes fresh from the garden, and homemade strawberry preserves. I am lucky that I […]

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TweetFood preservation has been around for as long as there has been food. The earliest forms of food preservation included drying, smoking and curing. Canning is a more recent innovation, being the discovery of a Frenchman named Nicolas Appert in 1795 who found that he could seal food under glass and by applying heat, make […]

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Spicy Tomato Sauce

by on March 25, 2012

We highly recommend you try Sinead Hartmann’s fantastic spicy tomato sauce inspired by her garden. Her culinary prowess is a result of spending considerable time in the kitchen with her Italian mother.

Cilantro & Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Cilantro & Pumpkin Seed Pesto

by on February 19, 2012

This is a simple and easy pesto to make. Once my cilantro started to flower, it was a great opportunity to use up the rest of the plant since it was at the end of its cycle.

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UrbanFig: Brussels Sprouts Hash

Brussels Sprout Hash Recipe

by on February 10, 2012

Tweet   1 pound Brussels sprouts, thinly sliced 1 medium sweet onion, minced 5 Tablespoons butter or olive oil 2 teaspoons honey 2 teaspoons cider vinegar 1/2 cup water salt & pepper   1. In a skillet, melt the butter (or heat the oil) and add the onion. Stir to coat onion before adding honey, […]

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The best part about growing herbs at home is that it is a great source of inspiration for dinner. My cilantro was flowering and it needed to be used. I had also been wanting to use the lemon verbena growing in my yard. Out of those two needs grew this delicious recipe!

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Organic Arugula Radicchio Salad

by on January 29, 2012

TweetLaura Klein of Organic Authority shares her fabulous salad with us. Enjoy! This is a simple salad that is full of bold flavors. The bright, lemon paired with the salty cheese, against peppery and slightly bitter lettuces allow these flavors to stand on their own. Most of these ingredients with the exception of the cheese can be found at […]

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Oven-Dried Organic Cherry Tomatoes

by on January 29, 2012

Tweet Not only is this recipe easy, but it is delicious!  Laura loves to make this whenever she has an abundance of cherry tomatoes out of her garden (which is often).  Check out her website at organicauthority.com. Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds of organic cherry or grape tomatoes 2 tablespoons of fresh Italian herbs such as, Italian […]

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TweetThis is one of my favorite salads that Laura prepares. There’s nothing better than eating this salad at a summer bar-b-cue. Ingredients: 2 pounds heirloom tomatoes, different colors, such as pineapple, brandwine and green zebras 1 basket of multicolored cherry or grape tomatoes, yellow and red 1 bunch of Red Ruffle Basil or any other […]

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Garden Salad with Rice Vinaigrette

by on January 23, 2012

Tweet Stacia’s favorite thing to eat out of her garden are her lettuce greens like heirloom lettuces, kale, Swiss chard and cucumber.  The best thing about eating a salad out of the garden is the variety of greens you can put together.  This creates incredible flavors and makes a simple salad truly delicious. She combines […]

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Tweet Mike Lieberman, an UrbanFig Farmer of the Week, shared his recipe with us.  It’s easy to make, tasty and definitely good for you. INGREDIENTS: 1 Cup of Almond Milk 3 Swiss Chard leaves (stems can be removed) 1 scoop of Protein Powder 2-3 Fresh Figs Blend the ingredients and enjoy! Carol Carimi Acutt

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Tweet I had some of these fabulous muffins that Mike modestly describes as “something that I kind of hacked together from other recipes”. Enjoy his “hacked” recipe. 1 cup quinoa flour 1/2 cup brown rice flour 1/2 cup tapioca flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 cup pure maple syrup 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce 1 tablespoon […]

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Cabbage for Money

by on December 29, 2011

Tweet In New Orleans, you must eat cabbage along with black-eyed peas to start your year off right. Cabbage symbolizes money (and prosperity), so as tradition goes, the more cabbage you eat on New Year’s day, the fatter your wallet will grow. Besides bringing prosperity, cabbage is great for the cleansing the liver (great after […]

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Black-Eyed Peas For Good Luck

by on December 29, 2011

Tweet Down in New Orleans, eating black-eyed peas and cabbage on New Year’s Day is a MUST. Every year since I was a child, my grandmother always made these dishes and made sure that everyone in the family ate at least a spoonful of each to insure that we would all have a healthy and […]

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