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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!

What to do with all that squash!

“What do I do with this big squash?”

A common question that we get from CSA members after a few weeks of fall squash distribution.

And I understand. Sometimes I can look at a pile of uncooked/unprocessed veggies… like squash… and feel at a loss, too.

Ugh! I only have so much time and creativity!

So one thing that helps me a ton is to just get the stuff cooked and into the fridge.

What?

Yes! Having a fridge full of cooked veggies is like gold to me.

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 I Preserve The Garden Fresh Taste I Miss The Most

Kids love rituals, right?

Well, my daughter has one every night that when she’s ready to go get her father to read a book before bed, she runs down the hall yelling “WHAT’S THE LOW TONIGHT, DAD?”

And even more humorously she invariably answers her own question with something not-so-seasonal-anymore like “probably sixty-six”.

Monday night Gene answered her question with “29”. And I’m like, “TWENTY-NINE? WHAT?”

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.

Why Peppers Are One of The Best Veggies to Freeze

It’s September and your garden is cranking out harvests that taste so delicious that you want to hang onto everything as long as possible.

Or maybe your CSA farm has peppers ripening like crazy this time of year. We certainly have them by the bucketful here on our farm!

 

 

What To Do With All These Tomatoes?!

If you’re like us, you’ve been babying those precious tomato plants in the garden for months now. Since Memorial Day to be exact! Seems like forever to wait for a ripe tomato!

Then, all of a sudden, your tomatoes start to ripen. And by September, you’re swimming in tomatoes!

That’s how we feel on the farm, too! Farmer Gene and the crew harvested well over 1000 pounds this week alone.

 

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