Turnips, Kohlrabi, Radishes and Other Odd Vegetables

The Key to Survival:  Odd Vegetables? Last week, we got kohlrabi in our CSA boxes for a second time in a row. Chatting with a fellow CSA* member she complained, “Why did we get kohlrabi again? Can’t they just give us vegetables we know?” Our personal vegetable kingdoms are frequently divided between “vegetables we know” … Read more…

CSAs: Sign Up Now for Great Produce, Good Meat

“Think Ahead” That’s the key to reaping the benefits of a CSA. You will be hungry this summer and autumn, just like you are every day. That won’t change. What can change is thinking ahead now and ordering a CSA. Each week, you’ll have a magnificent box of produce and clean meat. Then, when you’re hungry, you’ll fill yourself up with real food that nourishes and nurtures, i.e., what you really want to be eating.

Recipe: Sauteed Beet Greens composed with Toasted Walnuts, Bacon Bits, & Chopped Egg

Want to make organic vegetables more affordable? Use every part of the vegetable and double your vegetable dollars, as in this recipe that uses beet greens.

The Beauty of Relishes

Could relish-making be the key for busy people who want nutritious meals without spending a lot of time in the kitchen? Time to move it from quaint and old-fashioned and into the category of vital skills for healthy eaters.

Best Practice Secrets of Good Every Day Cooks

For a recent magazine article, Martha Stewart was asked how often she orders take out. Her response was something like a couple times over the last 15 years.

Fact is, there are people “out there” who make healthy, good-tasting meals night after night like it’s no big deal. What do they know that most people don’t?

The Special Beauty of Old Things

Turning hard grain kernels into soft baking flour I have a fondness for things that have withstood the test of time–like Farmer John’s grain mill.  Manufactured in the 1940s and having traveled across three states before landing in Colorado, the mill is still in fine working order.  No planned obsolescence here! Grain poured in the top funnel … Read more…

Recipe: Beef and Onion Saute with Rhubarb Gratin

Discover the Savory Side of Rhubarb Accustomed to seeing rhubarb in fruit desserts, it may come as a surprise to learn that it is actually a vegetable.  This is good news, however, as it presents a whole raft of additional uses for this exotically red food that is so abundant in spring when the foodscape … Read more…