Thick Crusted Greens, Onion and Feta Mini Pies

Thick Crusted Greens, Onion and Feta Mini Pies

Growing greens, whether its lettuce, kale, mustard greens, collards, chard or spinach, is not for wimps!  Once they are harvested by snipping at the base of the stems….they grow back, what seems like overnight,  in huge bunches. We’ve had a continual supply of an assortment them.  They are so packed with great nutrients that I’m always looking for new delectable … Read More

Roasted Rosemary Yukon Potatoes with Kale

Roasted Rosemary Yukon Potatoes with Kale

The “queen of greens” Kale, is gaining in popularity. The hearty leafy green deserves all of the attention it’s getting and it’s long overdue. It’s a nutritional powerhouse- check out these stats from www.webmd.com One cup of kale contains 36 calories, 5 grams of fiber, and 15% of the daily requirement of calcium and vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), 40% of magnesium, … Read More

Maple Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese and Walnuts

Maple Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese and Walnuts

You know, I don’t have alot of friends…. that is, who like beets!  But when I’ve served them up this Maple Roasted Beet dish, they go back for more. We all know balance plays a big part in planning a meal, and integrating root vegetables with your above ground edibles, as well as enjoying a variety of fresh color is all part of the balancing … Read More

Two Favorite Main Dish Salads

Two Favorite Main Dish Salads

A landmark family birthday filled our house with kids and grandkids this last weekend.   I feel a bit challenged when it comes to feeding a crowd day in and day out.  There’s a desire to keep it easy but at the same time healthy and fresh, while spending minimal time and money.   To be honest I can’t say that I was successful this time. Our … Read More

Udon Noodle Sesame Salad and Radish Dill Pickles

Udon Noodle Sesame Salad

Year after year we plant radishes that are either too pungent or too woody or too wormy….this year we discovered Breakfast Radish seeds and they are everything the other radishes were not. Tender, mild and even into maturity, pest resistant! We love radishes for being the first to pop through the soil and are ready to eat before anything else … Read More

Salt and Light – Green Smoothies and Greens

Green Smoothie

A recent message at church, given by my dear friend, Dr. Hany from Impact Middle East got me to thinking about how seemingly little insignificant choices we make have a big impact over the long haul.  He was preaching from Matthew 5 about how we can be salt and light in the world.  He said salt and light don’t have a strong physical presence, their influence is subtle … Read More

Fresh and Simple Arugula Pizza

Arugula Pizza

The time has come. Whatever is ready in the garden is what we have for dinner!  An assortment of dark leafy greens, purple greens and lime green-greens are beginning to stand tall among the carrots, potatoes and beets. Dark green leafy vegetables are, calorie for calorie, perhaps the most concentrated source of nutrition of any food. They are a rich … Read More