Farm To Kitchen

What My Farmer Told Me

Today is Sunday and of course that means I am at the farmer’s market. JR Organics’ had fresh beautiful crown broccoli surrounded by the most gorgeous lush greens and even though I did not plan on buying broccoli today, I am mad for broccoli greens so immediately picked a beauty for myself. Loving them so much I couldn’t imagine anyone ever asking their farmer to remove these like they often request with carrot tops and beet greens. Are broccoli greens victim to this too? And why don’t…

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Will I See You Saturday?

Hello and Happy New Year. It’s 2017 and I’m kicking it off with a FREE farmer’s market tour and conversation on Saturday, January 7th at the Santa Monica Farmers Market . Come learn how to navigate any farmer’s market with confidence and shop with your budget and lifestyle goals in mind. Bring a pad, pen, tote and cash if you would like to buy any of the bounty. This is a FREE two-hour tour, however donations are always appreciated – even if…

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What’s In Season? Persimmons and Pomegranates oh my…

Hello Everyone! It’s definitely Autumn at the farmer’s market and I couldn’t be more excited with all of the gorgeous persimmons and pomegranates. I hosted my Shop, Prep and Cook class on Saturday and we made a delicious pomegranate and fresh herb salad and so today, I decided to revise it and add persimmons too! I hope you enjoy the recipe and please feel free to share your pics and kitchen adventures here as well. Would love to see what you’re…

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Autumn Has Arrived At The Farmer’s Market

When you see persimmons at the market you know the fall season is in effect! My favorite thing to do with a persimmon? Slice it in half but not all the way through. Put it on s sheet of foil and in the cut put a dollop of coconut oil or butter. Seal foil completely around persimmon and bake at 400 for easy 45 minutes or until super soft – for some reason persimmons take forever to cook down. Let…

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It’s Not The Gluten Folks.

What’s Really Making You Sick After You Eat? Gluten gets such a bad wrap and it blows my mind because unless you are afflicted with celiac disease why on earth are you not questioning the mass amounts of agro-chemicals needed to harvest conventional wheat or the endless synthetic chemical additives that are in your food? You gotta admit it’s kind of odd that you don’t and are willing to spend insane amounts of money on gluten free products but balk at…

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How To Prep Fresh Herbs For Easy Access All Week Long And No Waste!

I love cooking with fresh herbs. Adding cilantro, parsley, mint and chives to almost any dish makes my palate sing a song and herbs elevates any meal by adding loads of essential minerals like magnesium, potassium, sodium and zinc in your diet. Using herbs to infuse nutrients in your convenient and processed foods is a great step in the right direction too. But like you, after a long day, I want to do less in the kitchen, not more, so…

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