CSA Vegetables, Recovery & a Delicious Slaw

...Family Farm — Farmer Joe’s Gardens — Olsen Communities CSA — Cully Neighborhood Farm — Full Plate Farm — Coyote Family Farm — Abundant Field Farm — Sweetland Farm — Backyard Gardens — Legacy Acres Farm — Tanager Farm — In Good Heart Farm — Sweet Digz Farm — Lewis Educational Agricultural Center (L.E.A.F)   Radish & Carrot Slaw w/ Toast... Read more »

Don't Do What I Do . . .

...of course, that this approach is freeing and gives you control and creative license. It’s also economical, quicker. I was talking about slaw the other day and a friend mentioned that her slaw includes x, y, z, etc. and I imagine many of you have THE slaw that you make but I realized that I’m not sure I’ve ever made the same slaw twice. I’m sure those Read more »

Recipes

...as well as recipes.   Ideas for: garlic scapes, tatsoi, sweet potato greens, fennel, fava greens, green garlic, chicories, Brussels Sprout greens, etc. How to integrate unfamiliar vegetables into favorite dishes? Fried rice, stovetop mac and cheese, sesame noodles, cauliflower mac and cheese, slaws, vegetable curry, latkes, beef stew, stir-fry   I have so much lettuce, zucchini, collard greens . . . ! Are vegetables ... Read more »

(CSA) Vegetables & Cancer

This was my version of this root vegetable slaw from the wonderful book Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi. Getting a cancer diagnosis was scary. It didn’t leave me with much band width to make major life-style changes. Those are hard enough to make when one is well! After the original shock subsided and a plan for treatment formed I began to realize just how lucky I was. I knew how to cook vegetables and had a steady source in ... Read more »

Creative Salads

...Roasted Celery Root, Carrots and Herbs Beet, Cilantro and Avocado Salad Celery and Chickpea Salad Celery Root, Carrot & Celery Slaw/Remoulade Chicken, Arugula and Mustard Greens Salad Cook-with-what-you-have Salad w/ Creamy Miso Dressing Cook-with-what-you-have Salad w/ Greens & Beans Cucumber, Melon and Sweet Onion Salad with Dill Cucumber Salad w/ Peanuts & Sesame Fennel, Orange & Scallion Salad Herb & Ri... Read more »

Why Do You Cook?

...much of anything. Usually I cook because we need to eat, of course, but even though I may not want to, the process usually expels any crankiness I started with. Sometimes I cook because the pot of mint that seems to be growing by the hour in my backyard inspires me to use up that bedraggled half of a cabbage in the vegetable bin in the form of a slaw. Sometimes I cook because I need a gift for someone....... Read more »

Recipes

...White Beans, Roasted Tomatoes, Spicy Sausage Wintersquash, Chickpeas, Lemongrass and Coconut Milk Yellow Peas and Rice with Onion Relish Zuppa Bastarda (Black Bean Soup over bread with pesto)   Hearty Salads   Asparagus, Greens and Bulgur Salad w/ Lemony Vinaigrette Asian Noodle Salad with Toasted Sesame Dressing Barley and Pomegranate Salad Broccoli, Potato, Celery, and Scallion Salad w/ Leftover Aioli Cabbage and Tatsoi Sla... Read more »

Hanging on to Summer Veggies

The farmers markets here in the Portland area are probably at their most abundant right now. Tomatoes, peppers, corn, and eggplants are still bountiful and colorful. But trying to crowd them out are the piles of winter squash, apples, pears, brussels sprouts and the rest of the fall contingent. The weather is leaning towards fall but I’m a die-hard summer veggie eater as long as I possibly can be. I know those hefty squash that have absorbe... Read more »

Recipe New Look Test

CSA Vegetables, Recovery & a Delicious Slaw

…Family Farm — Farmer Joe’s Gardens — Olsen Communities CSA — Cully Neighborhood Farm — Full Plate Farm — Coyote Family Farm — Abundant Field Farm — Sweetland Farm — Backyard Gardens — Legacy Acres Farm — Tanager Farm — In Good Heart Farm — Sweet Digz Farm — Lewis Educational Agricultural Center (L.E.A.F)   Radish & Carrot Slaw w/ Toasted Pumpkin Seeds This is gorgeous, bright, tart and crunchy from the seeds. It’s delicious as a salad as well…

Don’t Do What I Do . . .

…of course, that this approach is freeing and gives you control and creative license. It’s also economical, quicker. I was talking about slaw the other day and a friend mentioned that her slaw includes x, y, z, etc. and I imagine many of you have THE slaw that you make but I realized that I’m not sure I’ve ever made the same slaw twice. I’m sure those slaws are delicious but do they get made when there’s only a browning…

Recipes

…as well as recipes.   Ideas for: garlic scapes, tatsoi, sweet potato greens, fennel, fava greens, green garlic, chicories, Brussels Sprout greens, etc. How to integrate unfamiliar vegetables into favorite dishes? Fried rice, stovetop mac and cheese, sesame noodles, cauliflower mac and cheese, slaws, vegetable curry, latkes, beef stew, stir-fry   I have so much lettuce, zucchini, collard greens . . . ! Are vegetables and herbs piling up, especially during the peak growing season?   Lettuce: Wash, store and…

(CSA) Vegetables & Cancer

This was my version of this root vegetable slaw from the wonderful book Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi. Getting a cancer diagnosis was scary. It didn’t leave me with much band width to make major life-style changes. Those are hard enough to make when one is well! After the original shock subsided and a plan for treatment formed I began to realize just how lucky I was. I knew how to cook vegetables and had a steady source in the form…

Creative Salads

…Roasted Celery Root, Carrots and Herbs Beet, Cilantro and Avocado Salad Celery and Chickpea Salad Celery Root, Carrot & Celery Slaw/Remoulade Chicken, Arugula and Mustard Greens Salad Cook-with-what-you-have Salad w/ Creamy Miso Dressing Cook-with-what-you-have Salad w/ Greens & Beans Cucumber, Melon and Sweet Onion Salad with Dill Cucumber Salad w/ Peanuts & Sesame Fennel, Orange & Scallion Salad Herb & Rice Noodle Salad w/ Vietnamese Style Dressing Kale Salad w/Chickpeas, Tahini Dressing & Toasted Breadcrumbs Lemony Carrot Salad w/ Toasted…

Why Do You Cook?

…much of anything. Usually I cook because we need to eat, of course, but even though I may not want to, the process usually expels any crankiness I started with. Sometimes I cook because the pot of mint that seems to be growing by the hour in my backyard inspires me to use up that bedraggled half of a cabbage in the vegetable bin in the form of a slaw. Sometimes I cook because I need a gift for someone….

Recipes

…White Beans, Roasted Tomatoes, Spicy Sausage Wintersquash, Chickpeas, Lemongrass and Coconut Milk Yellow Peas and Rice with Onion Relish Zuppa Bastarda (Black Bean Soup over bread with pesto)   Hearty Salads   Asparagus, Greens and Bulgur Salad w/ Lemony Vinaigrette Asian Noodle Salad with Toasted Sesame Dressing Barley and Pomegranate Salad Broccoli, Potato, Celery, and Scallion Salad w/ Leftover Aioli Cabbage and Tatsoi Slaw w/ Miso Dressing Carrot and Seed Salad Chickpea, Tomato, Arugula and Feta Salad Couscous whatever-you-have-on-hand Salad…

Hanging on to Summer Veggies

The farmers markets here in the Portland area are probably at their most abundant right now. Tomatoes, peppers, corn, and eggplants are still bountiful and colorful. But trying to crowd them out are the piles of winter squash, apples, pears, brussels sprouts and the rest of the fall contingent. The weather is leaning towards fall but I’m a die-hard summer veggie eater as long as I possibly can be. I know those hefty squash that have absorbed a season’s worth…