Who remembers this photo that was posted on the CLEAN FOOD Facebook page last week?
If you’ve been following the journey on Facebook or here on my blog, you know that I’ve been completely immersed in recipe testing for book three. I’m excited about sharing all of these new recipes with you when the book comes out in November; but in the meantime, THIS recipe was just too yummy to keep to myself.
So… I’m making good on my promise: click here to find my new Crunchy Quinoa and Cabbage Salad! It’s from the Summer section, but most of the ingredients are available now, and you can always leave out the cherry tomatoes until August (it WILL be August soon, won’t it?).
Enjoy this preview of one of many new recipes that I hope will be among your favorites, and as always…
Eat Clean Live Well.
I’m thrilled to announce this great event sponsored by The Institute of Sustainable Nutrition.
Be Part of the Fermentation Revival!
The Institute Of Sustainable Nutrition Presents An Evening with
The Rock Star of Fermentation: SANDOR KATZ
Thursday, March 27, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Holcomb Farm | 113 Simsbury Road | West Granby, CT 06090
Come learn how simple it is to make your own kimchi, kefir, and other fermented delicacies. Learn about the healing qualities and nutritional importance of live-culture ferments, as well as their illustrious history and integral role in human cultural evolution. Empower yourself with simple techniques for fermenting these healthful foods in your home.
The New York Times calls Sandor Katz “one of the unlikely rock stars of the American food scene.” His latest book, The Art of Fermentation (2012), received a James Beard award. Sandor teaches fermentation workshops around the world. For more information, check out his website www.wildfermentation.com. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Tickets are $25 | To purchase tickets go to www.tiosn.com
Questions? Call 860-764-9070
Hope to see you there!
Eat clean. Live well!
I have been going to Urban Oaks Organic Farm almost every Friday for the past 13 years and it never gets old. Each week I drive to this urban organic farm in the middle of one of the lowest income food deserts in Connecticut, and as soon as I pull into the parking lot I am struck by the beauty. Sometimes it feels like I’m taking the same pictures week after week; yet somehow those old rickety greenhouses and crumbing cement walls, the single hoop house filled with spinach and arugula, and most significantly, the community, seem more precious and more beautiful each time I go.
I am often asked what I eat during the winter, assuming that nothing grows in the northeast when the temperatures drop below freezing for months on end, but as you’re about to see, the produce is beyond words. And so, after a dusting of snow the other night, I took a trip to the farm (to take some photos for my upcoming cookbook!) and decided to take a few with my phone so that I could share them here with you.
Spinach “under wraps” in the hoop house.
Photographer Julie Bidwell shooting arugula.
Rows of greens and Meyer Lemon trees.
Rainbow chard and multiple varieties of kale in greenhouse one.
Avocado trees, nasturtium and more Meyer Lemons.
If you’re ever near New Britain Connecticut, I’d be more than happy to introduce you to this very special farm – its farmers, my friends.
Until then…THIS is how I eat clean and live well 365!