Spiralized Kohlrabi, Beet and Carrot Pickles

Pickling Naturally : Spiralized Kohlrabi, Beet and Carrot Pickles
Making Spiralized Kohlrabi, Beet and Carrot Pickles is what you do when you've done everything you can possibly do with your bumper crops of kohlrabi and beets and want to extend their season. I finally got around to pickling spiralized veggies with awesome results! But if you don't own a spiralizer, no worries.  Just chop the veggies in small pieces. ... Read More

Kohlrabi Slaw with Lime and Ginger

Kohlrabi Slaw with Lime and Ginger
It's hard to believe these funny looking bulbs amount to anything good. But they clean up well. And they are easy to grow from seed in your garden. so every year we plant them and every year they come up healthy. I've been on a roll with my spiralizer.  Talk about fun.  I've been transforming garden produce into "noodles" for ... Read More

Pickling Naturally : Kohlrabi Kraut

Kohlrabi Kraut
Our garden is in high achiever mode.  I'm trying to keep up with it without letting it crash my summer.  After inviting family and friends to come pick and putting up food for winter, the question remains...what to do with these kohlrabi? A generous supply of these Kohlrabi Pickles are already brewed and refrigerated for eating.  The green beans also ... Read More

Summer Food For Winter Meals

Summer Food For Winter Meals

Saving money on groceries is only a small part of the reason I like to put summer food up for winter meals. Why not take advantage of the local fresh produce while it’s at its peak?  It offers the best flavor and nutritional benefits at a reasonable price.  Plus you are eating foods grown in the region you live which … Read More

Julienned Beet, Broccoli Stem and Carrot Salad

Julienned Beet, Broccoli Stem and Carrot Salad

Cashews, chickpeas, carrots and beets present a salad full of flavor, texture, and color.  This raw salad, perfect for the fall, is from the cookbook Clean Food by Terry Walters.  It has been calling my name ever since this informative tool has joined my cookbook collection.  I kept pushing the recipe aside until all of the ingredients came fresh from our … Read More

Pickling Naturally : Kohlrabi Dill Pickles

Kohlrabi Dill Pickles

Our kohlrabi came up beautifully again.  That’s 2 years in a row now and both times we planted from seed. They make delicious lacto-fermented pickles! We love lacto-fermented veggies!  It’s a great way to preserve the harvest while increasing the nutritional benefits from fresh garden produce.  The natural fermentation process allows the development of beneficial bacteria and creates a live … Read More

Farmers Market Vegetable Crumble

Farmers Market Vegetable Crumble

When visiting our family in the Portland area we frequent our favorite hot spots. One of our fave’s is the Lake Oswego Farmers Market. It has an artsy vibe, alerting our senses with great aromas, beautiful and fresh colors of veggies and flowers. Local artisans are selling their wares and the on site patisserie is irresistibly wooing us in for … Read More

Kohlrabi Fennel Slaw

Kohlrabi Fennel Slaw

Kohlrabi is a quirky veggie whose edible globe grows above ground.  It’s flavor reminds me of broccoli’s stem, though much more tender.  It is mild and delicately sweet, its texture, crisp and moist. Though the flavor of kohlrabi is unassertive, delicate hints of cabbage and broccoli come to the foreground. For those unfamiliar with this jewel of a vegetable, its appearance somewhat … Read More