Five Winter Greens You Don’t Want to Miss

Winter greens, teeming with micronutrients, nourish my family during the darkest days of the season when the fields offer little else but stored apples and pumpkin.  As days grow … [Read more...]

Cinnamon and Molasses Cookies for Santa

We've been hit by some serious technical bugaboos over the last week and are just starting to recovery here at Nourished Kitchen, so for all of you who've visited the site in the … [Read more...]

Maple-glazed Root Vegetables

Maple-glazed root vegetables, slightly sweet, and a charming accompaniment to winter time suppers, satisfy and nourish. In our home we love to combine fresh, crisp and local … [Read more...]

Hachiya Persimmon & Mandarin Ice Cream

Sure, spring brings strawberries and summer brings peaches, but autumn with its bounty of turnips, rutabagas and curly kale is my favorite season.   It's the season of under-loved … [Read more...]

Voodoo Stock: Chicken Feet & Chili Peppers

Chicken feet - gnarly, repulsive and disturbing - make for the very best stock. Devoid of little else but tendons, bone and cartilage (sound appetizing yet?), chicken feet produce … [Read more...]

Mandarin & Cranberry Relish

Friday afternoon, a heavy box brimming with satsuma mandarins courtesy of Chaffin Family Orchards greeted me at the post office.     I'd anticipated their arrival all week - eager … [Read more...]

Soy & Illinois Prisons: Tuskegee of the 21st Century

Beginning in 2003, shortly after notorious former governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich took office, the Illinois prison system effected a change in the diet fed to their inmates.   … [Read more...]

Day One: Ferments, Kefir and Healthy Cooking for Kids

This morning started off excitedly - a bleary-eyed awakening, a rush, quick registration and a charming, nourishing breakfast of faintly, but pleasantly, salty soaked oats, apples … [Read more...]