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Fall Flavors – Fall’s Healthy Cooking Classes Fall Flavors – Bozeman Healthy Cooking Classes, 2014
Saturday, October 4, November 8 and December 6

Lots of happy local farmers and home gardeners this year. We’ve had the perfect weather for high-producing plots, fields and containers. With moderate temperatures still in the forecast, we have more days and hopefully weeks to enjoy summer’s abundant fruits and vegetables. Our September markets with both late summer and early fall produce vying for space, are now at their most generous. Fall Flavors Continue reading

Curtido – Tangy, Sweet, Naturally-Fermented Kraut

Curtido – Tangy, Sweet & Naturally-Fermented KrautCurtido – Homemade Sauerkraut Even Better

More than three years ago I began a search to learn how to make real sauerkraut—naturally-fermented sauerkraut. Many months later I discovered and signed up for a one night class (in Brooklyn, New York of all places). I found another class a month later in Bozeman that taught me a number of other ferments. For the last two years I’ve been making giardiniera and white kimchi, fig jam, mustard, kanji and more. Continue reading

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup w/ Coconut Milk, Ginger, Lime

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup w/ Coconut Milk, Ginger, LimeRoasted Butternut Squash Soup – The Soup of the Moment

Whether orange, green, cream or gold, smooth, bumpy, ribbed or striped, winter squash epitomize the perfect vegetable for fall and winter. Winter squash are one of the richest sources of the plant-based nutrients important for a strong immune system. As a result, eating a bowl of Roasted Butternut Squash Soup helps protect against colds and flu. Continue reading

Summer Squash Agrodolce Salad

Summer Squash Agrodolce SaladSummer Squash the Italian Way – With a Sweet and Sour Dressing

The Italian term agrodolce (pronounced “agro-dolchay”) describes sweet and sour sauce made with a reduction of vinegar and sweetener (usually sugar). The name comes from “agro” (sour) and “dolce” (sweet). Summer Squash Agrodolce Salad is an unusual pairing. Traditionally agrodolce accompanies meats, pasta and cooked vegetables. Continue reading

Summer Vegetable Gratin w/ Eggplant, Tomatoes, Chard, Pesto

Summer Vegetable Gratin w/ Eggplant, Tomatoes, Chard, PestoSummer Vegetable Gratin – A Go-To Recipe for Late Summer Vegetables

With an almost overwhelming abundance of late summer vegetables in the garden or your CSA box, the ongoing search for new recipes continues. This recipe for a Summer Vegetable Gratin is a winner. Layering large amounts of eggplant, tomatoes, chard and basil makes one very flavorful gratin. Continue reading

Sweet Corn Chowder – Summer’s Best

Sweet Corn Chowder – Summer’s Best Sweet Corn Chowder – Wonderfully Rich & Chunky

Triple delicious with three layers of fresh corn flavor in every bite. Soup stock made from the shucked cobs. A portion of the corn chowder puréed to thicken the soup. And, nuggets of sweet corn throughout. No wonder Sweet Corn Chowder’s been one of our favorite summer soups Continue reading

Raspberry Preserves – The Essence of Fresh Raspberries

Raspberry Preserves – The Essence of Fresh RaspberriesRaspberry Preserves – Raspberrilicious

Fresh raspberries, a little fresh lemon juice and a minimal amount of light honey. Just three ingredients cook quickly together (without added pectin) to create richly colored and intensely flavored preserves. Softly thickened, deeply burgundy essence of raspberries. Continue reading