Keeping some Christmas balance with fruit and veggies

Okay, I admit it…if I have lots of Christmas goodies in the house, I do […]

Veggies for juicing

Homemade Applesauce

This week I’m making applesauce…a LOT of applesauce. This batch, and probably most of the […]

spoonful of homemade applesauce

Ginger’s Oven-roasted Ratatouille

About three weeks ago, my friend Ginger started my Ratatouille journey with a gift of […]

Roasted Ratatouille with venison

Catherine’s Ratatouille

  I have a confession. I’ve never liked eggplant. Not even a little. Until I […]

flavorful ratatouille

Fresh Blueberry Season

The first question is always, where can I go to pick blueberries? Then, where is […]

handful of blueberries

How to make Homemade Polenta

One of our new favorite side dishes is polenta. For awhile we bought pre-made polenta […]

homemade polenta

Sweet Potato Bar

Yep, I’m still on the sweet potato kick. Remember that I have about 85 pounds […]

grated cheese on sweet potatoes

Lime Cilantro Rice

I’m always looking for ways to dress up the basics. Rice is definitely a basic […]

citrus cilantro rice

Sweet Potato Fries

Lately we’ve been eating a healthy, tasty alternative to French fries — Sweet Potato Fries! […]

Sweet Potato Fries

Planning for Christmas Dinner

If you’re as busy as I am this week, it’s probably hard to even THINK […]

Hearty Pumpkin Soup

We recently had a visit from some friends who’ve spent ten years living in Sweden. […]

bowl of pumpkin soup

Thanksgiving Dinner: Vegetable Side Dishes

What kind of Thanksgiving side-dish personality do you have?  Are you the kind of cook […]

Onions for Thanksgiving turkey stuffing

Thanksgiving Dinner: Sweet Potatoes & Mashed Potatoes

Sweet Potato Casserole is a quintessential Thanksgiving dinner sidedish. There are a number of variations […]

sweet potatoes for thanksgiving casseroles

Warm Potato Salad

Yes, I’m still finding ways to use the scrumptious oven-roasted tomatoes I made a few weeks […]

Tomatoes stuffed with Bleu cheese and crab

These delicious treats started out as appetizers and ended up being dinner! I’m still using […]

Roasted Tomato and Poblano Pepper Soup

Not all tomato soups are created equal. Some are WAYYYYYY more equal than others and […]

Roasted Tomato Potato Soup

So have you been wondering what to do with those fabulous oven-roasted tomatoes? Yes, you […]

Oven-roasted Tomatoes

Oven-roasted tomatoes, where have you BEEN all my life? I was initially just trying to […]

CSA Bounty + Pesto vegetable ragout

I realized tonight as I was happily chopping vegetables in my finally-NOT-blazing-hot kitchen, that I’ve […]