Beet & Carrot Soup

6 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons butter and 3 tablespoons olive oil 3 medium onions, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces 5 cloves garlic, minced 4 medium beets, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice 4 to 5 medium carrots, cut into 1/2- inch dice 3 stalks celery, cut into 1/2-inch pieces ½ medium celery root, or 2 […]


Cold Cucumber Soup with Yogurt and Dill

Cold Cucumber Soup with Yogurt and Dill Cucumbers are good sources of phytonutrients (plant chemicals that have protective or disease preventive properties) such flavonoids, triterpenes and lignans, have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits. 2-3 Coarsely chopped Garden Cucumbers ( about 2 pounds) (reserve half of one cucumber to be chopped for garnish on top of […]

Ginger & Lemon Elixir

Make this Ginger & Lemon Elixir for daily remedies This syrup is of particular importance at this time. Ginger and lemon are powerful antimicrobials and staples in every herbalist’s repertoire. Citrus peel and Ginger are ACE-2 receptor inhibitors. This means they down-regulate the very receptor that lets the current C-19 virus get into the cell […]


Recipes during Coronavirus Pandemic

In these coming weeks, we fall heavy on our pantry and now is a great time to clean out and rebuild the spice collection. I cleaned out mine this week and found a few treasures I had purchased at farmer’s markets. I found one from CA, called Shawarma.* Man, I put it on everything! The […]



Potassium Key To Our Health If there is one single mineral that will make a huge difference in contributing to your overall health, it is getting 5000mg of potassium every day. Potassium is present in all body tissues and is required for normal cell function, and is one of the most important minerals. And naturally, […]


Orange Almond Cake

I encourage you to cook 6-8 oranges at a time and make a puree out of them and then freeze because you will want to make this cake again and again ! 6-8 inch spring form pan or double the recipe if using a 10-12 inch. Note the cooking will be a solid 60 minutes […]

Commit to Change: What We Ate in Vermont

Friday Night Welcome Dinner Raw Leeks with Goat Cheese, Cottage Cheese, Chives & Parsley Warm Chard Soup Wild Salmon with Herbed Butter and Parsley Beets on Sautéed Greens Saturday Morning Coffee and Tea Morning Smoothie Soft Boiled Eggs Saturday Lunch Autumn Harvest Soup Rainbow Salad with Cabbage & Fermented Vegetables Saturday Dinner Meatballs with Spaghetti, Carrots & […]

a single pumpkin

Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

2 cups pumpkin seeds 2 Tbsp. vanilla extract 2 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. salt Preheat oven to 300˚. Clean the seeds by rinsing away any meat from the pumpkin. Pat dry. Toss the seeds with the cinnamon, vanilla and salt until well coated. Spread evenly on a cooking sheet & cook in oven for about 30 minutes.

close up of a pumpkin

Pumpkin Pudding

This pumpkin recipe can be a dessert or a smoothie! Serves 4. 2 cups pumpkin, cooked and mashed (or 1 15-oz. can pure pumpkin puree ) 1 can full-fat coconut milk 1/2 cup chia seeds 1 Tbsp. coconut sugar 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract 1 Tbsp. cinnamon 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice – allspice, cloves 1 inch fresh ginger, grated In a […]

Green soup in a blender

Cucumber and Avocado Soup

1 firm-ripe California avocado 2 English cucumbers (1 1/2 pounds), cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1 (8-ounce, 1 cup) container plain yogurt 3 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives 3 tsp. fresh lime juice 1 tsp. salt, or to taste 1 tsp. chopped fresh jalapeño chile 1 cup small ice cubes Garnish: diced avocado and chopped chives Blend […]

a basket of eggs


This recipe can be a great appetizer, side dish or main dish any time of day. From spring to fall there is always an abundance of eggs, because the chickens lay more when the days are longer. A spring chicken is just becoming a daily egg layer by the fall. A frittata can be served for breakfast, lunch, […]

Carrot Ginger Dressing

A big hit at the Kitchen Porch, this sells out every Saturday at the West Tisbury Farmers Market. 1/2 lb. carrots (3 medium), coarsely chopped 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup chopped peeled fresh ginger 1/4 cup chopped shallots 1/4 cup apple cider or rice vinegar 1 Tbsp. soy sauce (GF) 1 Tbsp. Asian sesame oil 1/8 tsp. […]