Parsley Scallion Pesto for Fall, Winter and Throughout the Year

Parsley Scallion Pesto for Fall, Winter and Throughout the YearParsley Scallion Pesto with Roasted Delicata Squash

With a 29 degree evening forecast last week, the remaining parsley and scallions in our garden had to be harvested. Loving fresh pesto and knowing I’d soon have lots of parsley, I had a parsley pesto recipe at hand just waiting for this day. I saw the recipe on the cover of the small pamphlet Continue reading

Late Summer Salad with Spiralized Veggies

Late Summer Salad with Spiralized VeggiesLate Summer Salad with Tomato-Basil Vinaigrette & Spiralized Veggies

Sweet and juicy Juliet and Sun Gold tomatoes continue to ripen on our two tomato plants. Huge carrots and fresh basil surround them. And local summer squash and zucchini can still be found at the local market. Until we get a freeze, here’s a tasty Late Summer Salad Continue reading

Carrot Top Pesto – Say Yes to Carrot Tops

Carrot Top Pesto – Say Yes to Carrot Tops Carrot Top Pesto — No Waste, More Taste

I overheard a woman at the farmers’ market on Saturday asking to have the carrot greens removed from the bunch of carrots she just bought. That woman could have been me just a few short years ago. That was before I knew about adding carrot tops to soup. Continue reading

Farro Beet Salad with Fresh Herbs and Hazelnuts

Farro Beet Salad with Fresh Herbs and Hazelnuts Farro Beet Salad  — Crisp, Crunchy, Versatile, Vegan

What a great summer for our farmers’ markets and home gardens. With so many gorgeous vegetables available, I find myself craving them. Not being fussy (ha!), I’ll eat the just-picked vegetables raw, fermented, roasted, steamed, sautéed or all of the above. Most recently Continue reading

Naturally Fermented Kosher Dills – The Real Deal

Naturally Fermented Kosher Dills – The Real DealNaturally Fermented Kosher Dills – Pickles Made the Old-Fashioned Way

Miracle of miracles. My first batch of naturally fermented cucumber pickles taste and look like real kosher dills. Sour, crisp and very flavorful. And surprisingly rewarding for something so quick and easy to make. Naturally fermented in a salt brine seasoned with Continue reading

Broccoli Slaw Salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing

Broccoli Slaw Salad with Carrot Ginger DressingBroccoli Slaw Salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing
Crunchy, Crisp & Zesty

When life gives you broccoli, make crunchy, zesty, no-cooking-required Broccoli Slaw Salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing. The tender, deep green heads of broccoli now appearing at our farmers’ markets seem especially suited for a broccoli slaw salad. So much fresher than the shredded and packaged “broccoli slaw mix.” Continue reading

Summer Squash Tomato Bake … Captures Summer’s Essence

Summer Squash Tomato Bake ... Captures Summer’s EssenceSummer Squash Tomato Bake
with Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Tomatoes, Basil, Parsley & Thyme

Bursting in summer color, our gardens and markets are at their peak. They overflow with summer squash, ripe tomatoes, green beans, broccoli, beets, fragrant herbs, greens, alliums, and so much more. My own large market basket also overflows this time of year. As all I want to eat Continue reading