Carrot Top Soup — Nothing Gets Thrown Away

Carrot Top Soup — Nothing Gets Thrown AwayCarrot Top Soup w/ Carrots & Their Lacy Leaves

You can certainly tell a book by its cover when you’re talking about carrots. The freshness of the carrot tops reveals the freshness of the carrots. Given the choice, I always choose Continue reading

Tabouli Salad w/ Quinoa, Avocado & Feta

Tabouli w/ Quinoa, Avocado & FetaA Tabouli Salad Garden

We grow a tabouli salad garden. Our small square-foot garden contains 4 early ripening tomato plants, 6 curly parsley, 2 flat-leaf parsley, about a hundred scallions and 4 large pots of spearmint. Some years we have success with cucumbers Continue reading

Curried Quinoa Salad w/ Dried Cranberries & Toasted Almonds

Curried Quinoa Salad w/ Dried Cranberries & Toasted AlmondsChisaya Mama—the Mother Grain of the Incas

For almost 6000 years, quinoa (pronounced keen-wa)—known as the sacred grain of the Incas—has been cultivated in the Andean mountain regions of Peru, Chile and Bolivia. And yet quinoa is not a grain Continue reading