Bernadette Shares her Gardening Tips: Earwigs, Plum Salsa & Re-use in the Garden!


Bernie and  Christopher are a great team in the garden. They live in Smartsville, CA. Elevation 200. Their creativity and handiness are essential for  creating a sustainable property. Christopher & I joke about “not wanting to  water anything that does not produce food, attract bees or somehow contribute to the household”. Low water & edible landscape is crucial! Other […]

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Fava Leaf Pesto

Ingredients: 2 c  fava leaves, stems removed 1/4 c pine nuts 1/3 c Parmesan cheese 1/4 c olive oil 2 tbs lemon juice 1 garlic clove 1/4 tsp salt cracked pepper to taste Mince garlic in the food processor. Add the fava leaves, pine nuts, salt, and lemon juice. With food processor running, slowly add […]

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Garden Gazpacho

Refreshing! Great way to use your garden harvest. Serves 2-4 In a food processor combine the following ingredients: 2 lg tomatoes 1 cucumber 1 cup watermelon 1 handful parsley 1 clove of garlic 1/3 cup chopped  red or white onion 1 jalapeno pepper The rest of the ingredients are up to you depending on your […]

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Yam & Cashew Dip

Original recipe by Susan Gouveia Ingredients: 1 medium yam diced, 1/2 c raw cashews soaked overnight, 1/4 c dried golden raisins soaked w/ cashews, 1 lemon squeezed, 1 tbs apple cider vinegar, 2 tbs olive oil, 1 tbs fresh ginger, 1 tsp curry powder, salt, pepper, cayenne to taste. water, 1 clove of garlic, or […]

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Seaweed & Yam Salad

Ingredients: 1 small yam (grated), 4 oz rehydrated/soaked seaweed, 4 tbsp rice vinegar, 2 tbsp maple syrup, 1/2 tsp salt, sesame seeds & parsley for garnish Preparation: Grate yam. Add to soaked & drained seaweed. Add rice vinegar, maple syrup & salt. Mix and garnish with sesame seeds & parsley

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Zucchini Bisque

I don’t measure for most of my recipes so you need to base on the amount of people you are cooking for. 1. Saute approx 1/2 c. of each: onion, carrot 2. Add 1 c zucchini & 1 jalapeno 3. Saute until golden. 4. Add broth of your choice. Cook for approx 10 minutes 5. […]

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Zucchini Lasagna

1. Butter or oil your cooking dish. 2. Layer thin slices of zucchini (I did about 1/4 inch) with your sauce of choice. 3. For separate additional layers, I used: basil & shiso leaves. In addition, I mixed 2 eggs with shredded carrots & sautéed onions, spices for a layer. 4. I topped with more […]

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New Members Luncheon

Held every other month, usually on Fridays. Register & RSVP:

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Pomegranate Salsa

Ingrdients: juice from 1 large pomegranate or ¼ cup POM Wonderful 100% pomegranate juice 2-3 large pomegranates 3-4 tsp chopped jalapeno pepper ¼ cup finely chopped yellow bell pepper 4 tbsp chopped cilantro 1 tbsp granulated sugar 1 tsp rice vinegar Preparation: 1. Score 2-3 fresh pomegranates and place in a bowl of water. Break […]

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Curried Chicken Loaf

I used up the last of my zucchini in this Curried Chicken Loaf. I prefer the ground chicken over beef. Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs ground chicken, 1/2 c quick cooking oats, 1/3 c chopped onion, 1/2 c shredded zucchini, 1/2 c chopped, peeled apple, 1/3 c raisins, 1/3 c ketchup, 1 egg, 2 1/2 tsp […]

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