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How To Make A Winter Salad That You'll Actually Love

Do the greens at the grocery store this time of year NOT inspire you?

I mean between not knowing who's hands have touched them and knowing that they just don't taste fresh... it's hard to really get excited about greens from 2000 miles away.

I get you!  

You and I both know that veggies fresh from a real garden, any garden, yours or mine, taste so much better than what you find at the grocery store.  

Especially this time of year.

What is in a Summer CSA share?

When I signed up for my very first CSA share as a customer back in 2004, I really had no idea what I was getting into.

I was taking a leap of faith based on a paper brochure and a phone conversation with a farmer. 

Maybe you know what I felt like?

Of course, this was back before it was common for most small business to have a website full of more information on their products.

What To Do With The Big Lump Of KOHL In Your Stocking

At Christmas, and anytime of year, I just love the surprise of opening presents. Because, really, who doesn’t?!

When it is finally your turn, you just can’t wait to tear open that box and see what is inside…

The thrill of the suspense is hard to resist, that’s for sure!

With the holidays around the corner, the joy of gifts is upon us!

You must have heard of getting a lump of coal in your stocking…

What Do I Do With Leeks?

What do I do with leeks?

Not to get off topic, but don’t they look amazingly appetizing?

 

 

The long, slender, sleek look is in, right? And their attractive blue-green and white contrast and palm-like fans at the top make leeks unarguably one of the most gorgeous specimens of the vegetable world.

How To Make Miso Soup With Most Any Veggies

Ever get overloaded with veggies in your fridge?  But not looking to do a whole lotta cooking

Maybe you’re a CSA member who has gotten a little behind or have a large garden or just over bought at the grocery store.

This happens to me often! And I just love the feeling of cleaning out the fridge. It’s kinda like the feeling of checking off your entire to-do list!

Why Soups Are One Of The Best Things To Make With Veggies

It’s only just November and doesn’t it feel like winter already? Eeek!

What with temps down to 20 last week, howling wind-chills, and two snowstorms to add insult to injury, I’m ready for some bonafide warming comfort food!  How about you?

And a bowl of hot soup hits the spot, right? Definitely for me!

And, to be honest, I would like to have a soup pretty much every day of the fall and winter if I had my act together to do it. Because they taste soooo good!

Fermenting Veggies Is Not As Hard As You Think

“I thought it was going to be hard and complicated to make!”

Said a participant of my recent class on fermenting vegetables.

And I totally understand how she felt!

Have you ever said that about new things in general?

I know that I certainly have! Sometimes just the thought of doing a new thing can completely overwhelm me.  I become convinced that it must be hard and complicated to do, even if it turns out to be really easy to do!

How to Make Your Own Vegetable Broth Using Scraps

“Mmmm! What is in this soup?”

Soup is one of the things I serve that I get the most complements on.

Why? It’s kind of like building a house. It needs to start with a solid foundation or else it won’t be very successful.

Soup is the same way. And broth is that foundation.

Broth is a magical ingredient in soup that you can’t see, but makes it taste so much better.

The Best Way To Increase Your Vegetable Intake By 50%

Drum roll…..

By eating vegetables for breakfast!

Breakfast?

"You've got to be kidding me!"

Okay, okay, I understand that the idea may be weird to you. Well, it was weird to me, too, about 13 years ago.

But here we are today, and we eat vegetables for breakfast all the time and love it! In fact, when we don’t, I seriously miss it!

Veg for breakfast? How on earth did you think of that??? Were you raised that way?

How To Roast It, Why You'll Love It, And Recipes To Do It

Are you looking for creative ways to eat more veggies?

Maybe you’ve roasted veggies before? Yeah, yeah of course you have. Boring topic.

Now, that’s where you’re wrong, young lady.

Oh wait, that’s what my mom used to say to me when I was a kid.

But seriously roasting veggies is like magic for so many reasons! And every year when fall rolls around I rediscover my love for roasted veggies.

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