As many gardeners have come to learn, one cucumber plant can go a long way. Are you harvesting a lot of cucumbers from your garden this time of year? Maybe you are getting a bunch in your weekly CSA box. If you are looking for more creative ways to use cucumbers than just slicing them into a… Continue reading
Coleslaw is one of those dishes that seems to be on every summer potluck menu. And since I have a knack for growing big, beautiful heads of cabbage, I’m usually the one bringing coleslaw to my summer… Continue reading
Quinoa and Vegetable Stew
It’s that time of year. The 2017 garden is well underway. In fact, we’ve been eating spinach and lettuce out of the garden since March. But I have plenty of leftovers from the 2016 garden remaining in my freezer and pantry. And I’m still working on the tomatoes… Continue reading
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
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 known for a lot… Continue reading
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
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