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Prickly Pear

Prickly Pear

Prickly Pear is in season in the Southwest. Last year I learned from a Mexican farmer who was harvesting prickly pear, that this cactus is the cure to many ailments and that is eaten in many different forms. Prickly pear cactus is called nopal in Spanish, is a plant native to the southwest where...

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Lamb’s Liver Pate

Lamb’s Liver Pate

Lamb’s Liver is the World’s richest source of B vitamins, and an incredible source of iron, zinc, copper, vitamin A and D. And, most interestingly, liver may contain yet-to-be-identified nutrients that exhibit profound influence on strength, resiliency, and endurance. We should all try to include liver in our diet and here I share a...

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This is a mini series of how our lectures and cooking classes are presented

This is a mini series of how our lectures and cooking classes are presented

John Bagnulo and Jan Buhrman have been creating retreats together since 2009. The first series was called  “When Science Hits The Pan”. Throughout the years, and as we evolve on this path of heath, lectures have changed, foods are reconsidered, and new studies present new evidence. It’s all about the food, the soil, the...

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Chicken Soup

Chicken Soup

It’s flu season and one way to stay healthy is to keep your immune system strong. I believe that a dose of healing soup can be as preventative in keeping the flu away as a flue shot- with offers much better after affects. The Healing Recipe: Chicken Soup The key is to start with...

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Plum Puddings and Hard Sauce

Plum Puddings and Hard Sauce

You can find our plum puddings for sale here. Every holiday season, we create 100s of puddings out of of our day old croissants and popovers. We have been making puddings for over 20years and it has become a Kitchen Porch tradition to have a plum pudding. To serve our plum pudding, steam for...

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Spice up your Holiday Recipes

Spice up your Holiday Recipes

This holiday season consider a dinner that brings out the warm spices of cumin, cinnamon, turmeric, nutmeg, ginger and allspice. Similar to the spices of apple pie and oatmeal cookies, these spices originate in North Africa and the Middle East and originated as savory meal enhancers.. These flavors work well together; consider a ginger...

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The Thanksgiving Menu

Created by  Jan Buhrman and Meave McAuliffe Here we have created a Thanksgiving menu with all the recipes. We offer gluten free alternative and no white sugar. We substitute the sweetness with dates and honey and love! This is the menu for the Thanksgiving Cooking Class. One 12-16-pound turkey ~ cooks about 1.5 hours:...

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Black Bass made simple and easy

I am always asked for easy recipes and really, this is the way I cook most dinners. This week on Martha’s Vineyard the fish of choice is Black Sea Bass. I whipped this up from the basic staples I have on hand in the pantry. (Hint: always have ginger, tamari, onions and chili on...

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Keftes Garaz, Syrian Meatballs with Cherries and Tamarind

Keftes Garaz, Syrian Meatballs with Cherries and Tamarind

A gift from my dear friend Joan Nathan. I just love her to pieces and many of my classic dishes either have been inspired by her recipes or they were gathered in her presence! This is one of my favorite recipes from her new book, King Solomon’s Table. I cooked a load of recipes...

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Caponata Siciliana di Melanzane alla Giudia

Caponata Siciliana di Melanzane alla Giudia

I gathered with my dear friend Joan Nathan this week. We are each cooking a recipe from her new book, King Solomon’s Table.  I just love her caponata. It is a bit different than mine in that it has carrots and celery in it. I recently adapted my recipe to hers. So here I...

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Sunchoke Hash

Sunchoke Hash

Print Sunchoke Hash   This is WONDERFUL with poached farm eggs on top! Ingredients 3 pound sunchokes cut into 1/1/2 inch pieces 3 tbsp olive oil 1 pound kale chopped into small pieces 2 tablespoons minced garlic 2 whole leeks cut in half length wise and thinly sliced 1# shiitake mushrooms sliced thinly Instructions...

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Fermentable Fiber Salad

Fermentable Fiber Salad

Print Fermentable Fiber Salad Serves: 4 servings   AKA Romain Leaves with Sunchokes, Carrots, Beets, Sweet Potatoes, Leeks and Goat Cheese, Palle Cider Vinegar and Mustard Vinaigrette Ingredients SALAD 2 heads romaine lettuce 1 whole leek, sliced down the middle and sliced paper thin 4 tablespoons butter or olive oil 8 Jerusalem artichokes, thinly sliced...

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