Healthy Kitchens Healthy Lives


Fig Tart

Fig Tart

Isn’t this beautiful? This is such an easy recipe! Fresh Fig Tart Makes 1 -12” tart Ingredients: Tart Dough: 13 tablespoons cold butter, cut into pieces 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 large egg yolk 1 tablespoon heavy cream . Fig Filling: 1/2 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons honey 16 ripe… Read More

The Changing of the Squash

Butternut Squash Soup with Fresh Thyme

Well, we just finished with the summer squashes and now it’s on to winter squashes, the most famous being pumpkins. Almost everyone likes the naturally sweet winter squashes such as acorn, Hubbard, delicata, butternut and other less well-known varieties. Most people think of the holidays when we speak of yams, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin, often… Read More

Sourdough Biscuits


There is something about biscuits that make me feel as warm and cozy. Sourdough Biscuits 1/2 cup unbleached flour 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons non-aluminum baking powder 1/3 cup butter, cold 1 cup sourdough starter Directions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Sift together flour, salt, baking… Read More

The Change of Seasons and Your Skin

DRy Brushing

Wintertime is notorious for leaving people with dry, chapped skin, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are some easy tips for healthier skin through the winter months. In the nutrition world the mantra is: if all else fails, support your liver. Your liver, like your skin, is a detoxifying organ and the… Read More