Kale Green Apple Romaine Smoothie
Beverages, Quick and Easy, Vegan

Kale Green Apple Romaine Smoothie

Since I'm out of the kitchen for a few days, taking care of a family health issue, I thought I would share another smoothie from Sprouting Zen's Mindful Juicing Party. This time I decided to focus on the colour green.  How many green items could I incorporate and still have the smoothie taste delicious?  Green… Continue reading Kale Green Apple Romaine Smoothie

Apple and Swiss Chard Crostata
Desserts, Quick and Easy

Apple Swiss Chard Crostata: a Neo-French Dessert

Swiss chard is one of the more healthy vegetables.  Swiss chard in an apple pie-type dessert?  Does it sound peculiar?  It's actually quite a popular dessert in France in the pie-form called Tourte de Blettes (Swiss Chard Tart), but (and here comes one of Cleo's Confessions ...) I'm not particularly fond of pie --- at… Continue reading Apple Swiss Chard Crostata: a Neo-French Dessert

Apple Harvest Extravaganza
Food Education

An Apple Harvest Extravaganza

In my area, apple harvest can begin in the summer with apples such as Transparents or Sunrise, but the real bountiful harvest begins in autumn, usually in September and can last into November.  On farms where the farmers harvest for the finest taste, nature dictates harvest-time which can move forward or backward weeks each season.… Continue reading An Apple Harvest Extravaganza