Monthly Archives: August 2010

Volunteer Profile: Matt Guerrieri

I first became associated with the Homeless Garden Project in December of 1995 when it was still an operating program under the umbrella organization of the Citizen’s Committee for the Homeless. Dr. Paul Lee, who married my wife Peg and … Continue reading

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Basil Smoothie

1 1/4 cups plain yogurt (any brand is good) 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves, I used lemon basil (WOW) 1 1/2 cups Lemon Simple Syrup, recipe follows 1 cup ice In a blender, combine the yogurt, basil, *Lemon Simple … Continue reading

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Thyme and Rosemary Roasted Beets

8 fresh beets 2 TBS olive oil 1 tsp dried rosemary 1 tsp dried thyme salt & pepper to taste Preheat oven to 425 F. Wash and trim beets, leaving their skins on. Wash and reserve beet greens. Line a … Continue reading

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Strawberry Facial Mask

1/2 cup fresh strawberries, mashed 1 tablespoon plain yogurt or sour cream Mix together ingredients to make a smooth paste. Spread over face and neck and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat skin dry.

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Summer Squash Pasta Salad with Cilantro Pesto

3 bunches of Cilantro (stems removed) 6 cloves garlic 2/3 cup olive oil ½ tsp. pepper ½ tsp. salt ½ cup pinenuts (I use almonds) ½ cup Parmesan cheese 1 package (1 pound) Penne pasta 2 each: Zuccini and Yellow … Continue reading

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Carrot Mint Salad

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 6 medium carrots, thinly sliced 1/4 cup chopped fresh Mint In a large bowl, whisk together the vinegar, olive oil, salt … Continue reading

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Quick and Easy Oregano Potatoes

1 1/2 pounds potatoes 1/3 cup olive oil 2 cloves of garlic, one crushed and the other minced Abundant fresh oregano Salt Peel and slice the potatoes.* Heat the oil in a skillet with the crushed garlic clove; when it … Continue reading

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Full Impact: An Interview with Lauri Girard

When Lauri Girard first came to the Homeless Garden Project five months ago, she had already made tremendous strides in her recovery. To fully appreciate the impact the Project has had on her, one needs to know where she has … Continue reading

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Spicy Cabbage and Basil

Ingredients 1 small head cabbage (purple cabbage is also really great) 1 ‘Sierra Blanca’ white spring onion 3 cloves garlic Large handful of ‘Mrs Burns’ lemon basil 6 Tbsp olive oil 1/4 Tsp cayenne powder 1/4 Tbsp red pepper flakes … Continue reading

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Kale Chips

A delicious alternative to traditional chips that kids love! Ingredients 1 bunch of kale 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar 1 pinch sea salt, to taste Preheat an oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). … Continue reading

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