A Meatless Monday option that evolves with the growing season
This meatless dish is on the menu a lot at my house, especially when the garden is in full swing. Like so many of the recipes I share here, my garden vegetable pasta bowl recipe evolves with the growing season. As… Continue reading
One of my go-to kitchen garden meals any time of the year is vegetable fried rice. The basic ingredients are things I always have on hand: vegetables, rice, and eggs. It’s super easy to pull together, especially if using leftover rice. And, best of all, the basic recipe is easily adapted to whatever… Continue reading
The CSA Cookbook is out and I have a review, a recipe, and an extra cookbook to give away!
Read to the end to find out how you can win a signed copy of The CSA Cookbook by Linda Ly, author of the award-winning blog, Garden Betty.
There comes a time every spring when I go to pull something out of the basement freezer and say to myself, “Holy crap, I have a lot of vegetables in here.”
That time was last week. We just had the first fresh spinach out of the garden… Continue reading
It’s known as rocket to the Brits, but this peppery green’s fancy Italian-American name puts it at the front of the alphabet (at least in my garden). It’s fitting that I start my Kitchen Garden A to Z series with arugula because it’s a great way to… Continue reading
February is the month for lovers … potato lovers, that is.
February is National Potato Lovers Month, and that’s one food holiday I can really get behind. I’ve already professed my deep and abiding love of the potato; you can read my homage to the potato here. I’ve… Continue reading
In these dark, cold days of November, we are still eating produce from the garden. We have a bucket of potatoes and a bag of onions in the pantry and a few green peppers hanging on in the crisper drawer. And one of the best ways to use these ingredients… Continue reading
Eggplant is a difficult vegetable.
For one thing, it’s difficult to interest my husband in anything involving eggplant. For another, any dish that features eggplant seems to involve a ton of prep work – you have to salt the eggplant, fry the eggplant, and make all the accompanying elements designed to hide the… Continue reading
Eggplant Caponata ingredients from my garden
The garden fruits of summer are still going strong in September in Iowa, and with ingredients like these in my garden, my thoughts turn to Eggplant Caponata.
Caponata is a Sicilian eggplant relish that combines salty, sweet and tangy elements into one delicious stewy spread. I like it… Continue reading
On the menu: Grilled pork chop with cantaloupe salsa over summer garden succotash
Last night was one of those nights when pretty much everything on the dinner plate, except for the meat, was raised in our own backyard. Even the rub… Continue reading