Kale: From the Kitchen Garden to the Plate
I’ve always thought that a few kale plants in every backyard would go a long way toward solving world hunger. Kale is one of the easiest Brassicas to grow, and it grows prolifically. You can plant kale in the spring and, if you keep picking off leaves as they grow, the… Continue reading
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Radish = Spring
To me, there’s no surer sign that spring has arrived in the garden than the cherry red globe of a radish crowning the soil.
Radishes… Continue reading
Of loss and beef stew
There are many facets of loss you never understand until after a loved one is gone.
What I didn’t fully grasp when my mom passed away the day after Christmas was that I wasn’t just losing her, I was losing her cooking, too. Mom was… Continue reading
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Vegetable Rice Casserole: The inspiration
The fall garden gave up the rest of its bounty last week.
With six to eight inches of snow in the forecast (it ended up being nine), I harvested the remaining broccoli, cauliflower, and… Continue reading
Are you looking for an easy, crowd-pleasing meal that uses up a lot of veggies from your garden? A garden veggie taco bar may be just the thing.
On a recent summer family vacation that included three generations of my family, my siblings and I each were tasked with coming up with a different… Continue reading
This meatless dish is on the menu a lot at my house, especially when the garden is in full swing. And like so many of the recipes I share on this site, my garden vegetable pasta bowl recipe evolves with the growing season. As June’s snap peas and greens give way… 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