Recipes

One of the important requirements for learning how to cook is that you also learn how to eat.”
— Julia Child

Tune in to Cooking with Grey Bears each month in-person or via Zoom. Typically the 3rd Saturday of each month, Chef Poppy DeGarmo creates savory and easy-to-prepare recipes in about 45 minutes. Check our calendar for updates. Buon Appetito!

These simple and delicious recipes from our classes use seasonal produce and feature informative food facts.

Latest Recipes

Three Sisters Succotash & Wild Rice Salad

Chef Poppy writes: “Because I’m taking a class about Native American agriculture, our la…

Roasted Romanesco

Romanesco cauliflower (also known as romanesco broccoli or just romanesco) is a cruciferous veggie a…

Parsley and Bulgur Salad (tabbouleh)

Tabouli salad or Tabbouleh is a simple Mediterranean salad of very finely chopped vegetables, lots o…

California Succotash (with Tarragon)

Chef Poppy calls this dish California Succotash because you can add more than the traditional lima b…

Vegetarian Red Borscht (Beet Soup)

Your weekly grocery bags often include beets, so we offer this simple and delicious recipe for class…

Veggie Stock, Butternut Squash Soup and Mushroom Onion Galette

Chef Poppy’s Roasted Vegetable Stock Yield: about 6 cups Time: 1 hour 30 m If you don’t …

Chef Poppy’s Plum Cobbler

The plums on the trees in my neighborhood are ready and ripe. My neighbor gave me these gorgeous and…

Red Curry Lentils with Sweet Potatoes and Spinach & more

Feels like spring is here, the blossoms are blooming. However, the spring vegetables have not yet ar…

Warming Winter Recipe

Try these winter warming recipes from Chef Poppy’s last cooking class. “In our last clas…

Chef Poppy’s Kitchari and Kale recipes

Kitchari is of Indian origin and associated with Ayurvedic Cooking, a holistic cooking method based …

Oh Pears!

You’ll find pears in your brown bag this month. Pears are rich in important antioxidants, flav…

Fall Sautés from Chef Poppy

Now that our beautiful summer is waning into fall, it’s important to eat all of the healthy ve…

The Star was Pasta

Chef Poppy writes:  “After my eventful expedition to Italy, it was no secret that pasta would …

Irish Soda Bread and Kitcharie

Chef Poppy’s Irish Soda Bread This bread is a wonderful staple in my home. It is quick because there…

Pesto Pasta and Summer Squash

Chef Poppy’s Pesto You’ll need a Cuisinart for this, although it can be made in a mortar…

Mixed Pepper Ricotta Toast

Chef Poppy began last month’s cooking class feast by modifying a New York Times recipe for Mix…

Lemons Galore!..7-Layer Dip, Moroccan Chicken and dessert

Chef Poppy shares some special recipes in her own words using the generous harvest of lemons this ye…

Quinoa Pudding

Try this wonderful dessert or breakfast choice. Ingredients 1 cup quinoa ( try red quinoa for a nutt…

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