Monday, June 24, 2013

Organic Garlic Scape Pesto

Enjoy your fabulous organic garlic scape pesto with your favorite pasta,French stick or crackers. You can enjoy right away or refrigerate in small mason jars or freeze in bags.

-1/4 lb Garlic Scapes (about 12)
-1 cup Parmesan cheese (grated)
-Juice of 1 Lemon + zest if desired
-1/2 cup olive oil (divided)
-1/4 cup nuts (walnut, almond, pine)
-Pinch of sea salt
-1/4 cup fresh cut Basil (optional)

Wash and trim garlic scapes. Cut garlic scapes into small pieces.
Place garlic scapes and 1/4 cup olive oil in a food processor and blend.
Chop nuts to small pieces.
Place Parmesan, nuts, lemon juice, zest, remaining olive oil and sea salt in food processor.
Blend until desired consistency.


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Strawberry Bruschetta


1 1/2 cups sliced fresh Strawberries
1 Nectarine, diced
1 cup quartered Grape tomatoes
3 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh Basil
1 shallot, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (12-oz.) French bread baguette
1 (10.5-oz.) goat cheese log, softened


1. Preheat oven to 375°. Stir together strawberries, nectarine, grape tomatoes, basil, minced shallot, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sugar, freshly ground pepper, and salt.
2. Split baguette in half; cut each half crosswise into 4 equal pieces. Spread cut sides of bread with goat cheese. Place bread pieces on a baking sheet, and bake 13 to 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Remove from oven, and top with strawberry mixture. Cut into 2-inch slices.