I’m fairly new to kohlrabi. I don’t know what took me so long to start growing this brassica, because I love it! Kohlrabi reminds me of the stem of broccoli, only crisper, more refreshing, and a bit milder. I used a recent harvest of kohlrabi to make slaw, and based it on It’s a Keeper’s recipe for Broccoli Slaw. Seriously, I can’t get enough of this!
After a long, hard winter it’s so wonderful to be rewarded with the foods of spring. And nothing says spring quite like rhubarb! I really wanted to find a few new ways to use my rhubarb this year. I have rhubarb wine brewing, and when we were at our cottage at the lake for Memorial Day weekend someone mentioned roasting rhubarb and adding it to salad. Ah! Why hadn’t I thought of that.Continue Reading
We recently enjoyed an amazing evening of slow food in an 1831 stone farmhouse. Old Tioga Farm is a farm-to-table restaurant. Our first of five courses was a frittata with spinach and goat cheese. So, after coming home from foraging today for ramps and garlic mustard, I knew what I wanted to make myself for lunch – an individual Ramp and Garlic Mustard Frittata.Continue Reading
This spring, I’ve committed to going out to forage at least once a week. You can read about that here. This week was easy; I went out to my yard and harvested dandelion greens. I’ve eaten a leaf here and there, but this is the first time I’ve harvested enough for a meal. It won’t be the last; we genuinely enjoyed the greens!Continue Reading
Is corned beef a tradition in your house for St. Patrick’s Day? We definitely enjoy it, although we haven’t had it in a few years because I’m not comfortable with some of the ingredients used to “corn” the beef, especially sodium nitrite.Continue Reading
Honey Mustard Salad Dressing (with Probiotics)
Are there any food
wars disagreements in your house? We argue about bread and salad dressing. I love olive oil and balsamic vinegar with garlic, salt and pepper. I’d be happy with that as a dressing for the rest of my life. Mike is sick of it, and so he buys dressing that has some questionable ingredients. He’ll buy organic, but soy, canola and carrageenan are not on my list of foods to love and enjoy, organic or not. And it’s very difficult to find salad dressing without these ingredients.Continue Reading