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Dandelion Greens-Greek Style!

Photo Credit: mayamade.blogspot.com

Photo Credit: mayamade.blogspot.com

As a Greek immigrant child in New York City, it was quite common to go 
to the park with your parents. Now you may think that this was common for most children in New York City. Well, the difference for us Greek immigrant children was that our parents had a knife and a plastic bag at all times. This was to search and seize the dandelion greens growing in the grass. We all hoped that our American friends did not spot us during this Greek tradition in the New York City parks. At that time, dandelion greens were only seen as a weed, not a green sold at your local super market or farmers’ market.

Ever since my childhood, I love my dandelion greens. They remind me of the Greek spirit in our neighborhood and home. Luckily, we know that they are also really good for you.

Photo Credit: motivenutrition.com

Photo Credit: motivenutrition.com

Here is how I prepare them:

Boil water with a pinch of salt.

Add greens.

 Boil for 10-15 minutes.

Strain.

Add olive oil to your liking and top off with FETA!!

Image courtesy of Chefs Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier, Arrows Restaurant and MC Perkins Cove, Ogunquit, ME

Image courtesy of Chefs Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier, Arrows Restaurant and MC Perkins Cove, Ogunquit, ME

With some good bread, this is a healthy meal.

Recipe Courtesy of Olga Tsoudis – Downtown Phoenix Resident

This lovely story and note was shared as an email correspondence with Maya Dailey of Maya’s Farm 

To which Maya replied: 

 Olga thanks so much for sharing this it brings chills to my body and 
 joy to my heart. Such traditions are very important to save. All 
 cultures have them and with care and respect we can acknowledge them 
 and save them. This is the very essence of the Slow Food movement! 
 Honoring cultural food traditions is sacred and necessary.
Blessings,
Maya

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A Big & Beautiful Radish Baby

We found an enormous radish at the Local Public Market 

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I tried to get a picture to show the radish was almost the size of a 5 year olds head!

Maya at Maya’s Farm, where we found the radish, suggested she flip the root around and hold it like a baby – Genius!

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It became the cutest little baby…
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A lovable bundle of joy…

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Until we took it home….

It became a Delicious sautéed side!

RECIPE: “Home Fry” Local Radish & Greens:

Wash & chop the radish & leaves

& place them in separate piles.

Then heat the pan, add oil & salt.

When the pan is hot, place the chopped radish pieces in.

Sauté the pieces like home fries,

until they were getting golden or crispy.

Remove the radish pieces & sauté the radish greens with a little bit of salt & water.  

When the greens are soft & tender, but not over cooked, place them on a dish with the “home fry” radishes on top – Ready to Eat – Delicious!

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Check out www.mayasfarm.com for more information about great local, organic produce – Be fearless to try new things with cooking – keep it simple – keep it fun!

Happy Cooking!

The dish was enjoyed with Nourishing Tea from www.wisdomnectartea.com – a perfect pairing option.

Farm to Table with Maya’s Farm

Photo By: Monica Michelle

Photo By: Monica Michelle

Breakfast on the Farm with Maya Dailey

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The Freshest, Local, Organic Produce is Easier than Ever to Prepare!

Saute chopped Scallions in Oil in a pan

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Chop Radishes,

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Baby Carrots,

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Add Heat & Stir

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Add Chard,

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Garlic & a little bit of coarse Sea Salt

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Add some Farm Fresh Eggs

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Serve with Fresh Toast, Salsa & Butter

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The Perfect Farm to Table Breakfast

Share & Prepare with Your Friends and Family!

Maya’s CSA is a Great to Start Having Fun Cooking & Creating Unique Locally Inspired Food Dishes!

Enjoy!

We were thrilled to be a part of Maya’s Sunday Market & Events (come by Maya’s Farm to see the bounty of Phoenix in Winter), she even made us a farm to table breakfast!  It was so fun, inspiring & delicious we had to share it – we look forward to posting more seasonal local recipes & pairings with tea!

Sign Up for a Maya’s Farm CSA Share at www.mayasfarm.com we are so glad we did – it is changing or food habits, health and lifestyle for the better!

Many Blessings to Everyone!

 

Up in the Heavens the Phoenix Soar

“As the Supreme Female Powers and Principles of the universe, the phoenix saw that all life was born and maintained in heaven and on earth.  They helped others wherever they could – making the universe one integral whole.”

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The Phoenix of Wisdom

“To have  Wisdom  you must pass through the fire of Ignorance.”

Quotes and Inspirations from The Girl Who Drew a Phoenix by Demi

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Peace and Humanity in A Cup of Tea

Peace for Humanity - A Cup of Tea

Yes, it really is that simple!

“Strangely enough [or really not so strangely at all :)] humanity has so far met in the teacup.” – Okakura Kakuzo

From the ancient Chinese fields, to the bustling streets of New York, tea has become a part of lives the world over!

A beverage for taste, for health, and for fashion! 

“There is a subtle charm in the taste of the tea which makes it irresistible and capable of idealization.” – Okakura Kakuzo

We love tea for its simple elegance – its clean esteem, its sociability, its quiet solitude, its confidence.   It is a tool which gives us permission to just be.  To be real.  To be who we are.

We love tea for its simple beauty; a beauty we unfold and realize in ourselves with each everlasting sip.  And with that appreciation we see and love the multitude of simple beauties all around us.

Our lives become rich the joyful appreciation of simplicity.  The simplicity of all  things and all moments.  We have practiced this – an awareness of the simple beauty – with each and every sip of tea!

It becomes our nature: each moment, endlessly overflowing with simply joy!  And we say with a smile,

“Dear friend, join me for a cup of tea!”

And all the World and Humanity is at Peace.

Sip Tea Often, Share with Others and Be Happy!

Inspirations from Okakura Kakuzo’s The Book of Tea

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“Those who cannot feel the littleness of great things in themselves

are apt to overlook the greatness of little things in others.”

– Okakura Kakura, The Book of Tea

Experience the Joy of Subtly with Flower Power Tea

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