March 3, 2016



Gardening with littles can seem a bit intimidating (you have so little time as it is when kids are young!), but also really worthwhile.  Everything that goes into growing food are such natural activities for little people.  Playing around with dirt and water, watchin...

February 8, 2016

Have you considered purchasing a CSA share, but aren't quite sure whether it would be worth it?  I'll say right up front that CSA membership isn't for everyone and every family.  There are a few (I think just 3) almost non-negotiable requirements for potential CSA memb...

November 23, 2015

One of our all-time favorite chard recipes!


For the garbanzos:

2 15.5-ounce cans garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained (about 3 cups)

10 garlic cloves, peeled

2 large shallots

3 small bay leaves

1 teaspoon fennel seeds

3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil


For the chard:

2 tablespoons...

November 23, 2015

This is a nice general recipe for fish tacos – which are a great application for cabbage.  You could add a pepper sauté and some fresh tomatoes for additional toppings here.


¼ cup plain yogurt

¼ cup mayonnaise

1.5 tbsp lime juice

½ tsp each ground cumin, dry oregano and d...

November 23, 2015

Inundated with zucchini and summer squash?  Here's a delicious way to use them up!


For the crust:

½ cup warm water

1 tbsp active dry yeast

¼ cup milk

1 tbsp olive oil

1 egg (beaten)

¼ cup whole wheat flour

¼ cup parmesan cheese

1 tsp salt

1-2 tbsp fresh basil

2 cups bread flour



November 23, 2015

My mom started making this kale salad last summer and has gotten rave reviews from people whenever she brings it to a gathering.  It's a great way to eat your kale raw.  We hope you love it too!


1 bunch of kale with stem removed and chopped

1 cup craisins or dried...

November 23, 2015

For Pastry dough (or you can use prepared pastry crust):

2 cups all-purpose flour

½ tsp salt

½ cup water

½ cup extra-virgin olive oil


Combine flour and salt in medium bowl, then stir in water and oil until thoroughly blended.  Knead the mixture briefly then press into an 1...

November 23, 2015

A super simple and delicious way to use kale.  Serve it over rice or another grain for a main dish or by itself as a side dish.


3 tbsp tahini (sesame butter, you could also use peanut or almond butter)

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

3 tbsp lemon juice

3 tbsp tamari (soy sa...

November 23, 2015

This is an old-fashioned beet cake recipe I found when I was looking for a way to use the beets we got in our CSA share the first year we were members.  It is super moist and the beet flavor plays really well with chocolate - kids and adults love it!


1 cup butter, divi...

November 23, 2015

This recipe come from the greatest brew pub ever - The Great Dane in Madison, WI.  In addition to great beer, this pub makes some kick-butt food.  This is one of my favortie ways to use butternut squash!


3 tbsp olive oil

1 medium onion (diced)

2 tbsp minced gar...

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