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. […]


Cauliflower Bread

3 cups cauliflower, finely riced until it resembles coarse crumbs (you want it to be finer than if you were making a cauliflower rice dish) 6 large eggs, separated 6 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 ¼ cup superfine almond flour 1 Tbsp. baking powder* 1 tsp. salt Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8 inch by […]

avocado cut in half on a chopping board

Mayonnaise with Avocado or Raw Egg

2 ripe avocados OR 2 raw egg yolks 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard (optional) ¼ Tbsp. sea salt 10 Tbsp. (1 cup) extra virgin olive oil, added in a steady stream until the mixture is thick like mayo Except for the olive oil, mix all the ingredients together in a blender and puree into a nice paste. Very slowly, with […]

Arugula Pesto

2 garlic cloves, cut in half, green shoots removed ⅓ to ½ cup extra virgin olive oil, as needed 2 heaped tablespoons pumpkin seeds 4 ounces arugula, stemmed, washed and dried: 2 cups leaves, tightly packed ½ tsp. salt ⅓ to ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan, to taste In a food processor, add garlic and […]

shallow focus photography of person holding soup cup

Autumn Harvest Soup

Serves 12 1/2 cup olive oil or butter 2 leeks 2 onions 3 carrots 3 ribs celery 2 pounds pumpkin or winter squash, seeded and cut up into 2” pieces 8 cups stock (veggie, chicken or beef) 6 sprigs thyme 4 cloves minced garlic 1 bunch Swiss chard 6 medium tomatoes, or 2 cups tomato […]

Two green smoothies

Chard Smoothie

Chard is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detox agent. Polyphenol antioxidants boost heart health and regulate blood sugar. This easy-to-grow vegetable is also a good source of vitamins A, C, E, and K, as well as calcium, iron, copper, manganese, magnesium, sodium, and alkalizing chlorophyll for bone and lung health. Nutrients in chard help to build blood, regenerate cells, and boost immunity. […]