Spring Tacos with Wild Mushrooms, Asparagus and Cilantro Chimichurri, or, The World is Your Taco

I cherish the fact that in this world, a taco can absolutely be filled with your dreams: your spring garden finds, your yearnings and celebratory flights of fancy, and you can bet it will be just lovely. Presented on a tortilla, all manner of graciously grown things can be heaped, then lifted and folded, and…

Eat Local Challenge : Honey Caramel Fried Pear and Elderberry Tart with Glass Gem Cornmeal Crust

Eat Local Challenge : October 31 : An inspiration of dessert desire and these ingredients led me to create this honey caramel fried pear and foraged elderberry tart with Glass Gem cornmeal crust – rustic! Local! Copoco’s local honey, Ela Family Farms pears, foraged elderberries from Fort Collins, I grew the beautiful Glass Gem corn…

Eat Local Challenge : Foraged Fruit Poached Pears with Lemon Verbena Creme Anglaise

What a delight to combine these lovely Ela Family Farms pears with sour Montmorency cherries, elderberries, dried Stanley plums and local honey in a poaching syrup that is rosy and inviting! And then, infuse dried lemon verbena from my own garden this summer – in raw cow’s milk from Taft Hill Dairy, thicken the custard…