Recipes By Starlene Designs
These three friends in the American Southwest desert, the jackrabbit, the desert tortoise, and the javelina all want to have a picnic like they see all the tourists doing. So, they harvest their favorite desert plants from their surroundings, and enjoy a roadside picnic jam, with the javelina on mandoline :)
Beans grow & thrive around the world, are a great source of plant protein, high in fiber & nutrients AND as pulses can be stored for up to two years before cooking! They can be used as an animal protein replacement, and are so versatile they are used as both a main dish, an ingredient in side dishes and desserts.
I love all things Greek, but by far am most enamored with the isle of Hydra. Wheeled transportation is prohibited, so all travel on the tiny island is by foot, or donkey, with hundreds of languid local cats sunning themselves everywhere. The boats unload at the harbor straight to the restaurants, from sea to kitchen to your plate in an instant. The sun, the sea, the seafood, citrus from the trees, the air scented with flowers and food, the tables at street side cafes filled with artists, musicians and travelers, elbow to elbow. Hydra sates all the senses and is Heaven.