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Weeds on the Kitchen Table: Wilted Dandelion Greens with Toasted Mustard Seed

Dandelion greens, like all greens, love fat.  Their robust bitterness and peppery undertones are muted, to some degree, by the liquid smoothness of unrefined olive oil or – even … [Read more...]

CSA Box

mystery veggies in your csa box? what to do with what’s in your box.

I have a confession: I have no idea what’s in my CSA box this week, and, I’m confident I’m not alone.  Sure, I can recognize the sugar snap peas and carrots, the lacinato kale with … [Read more...]

a recipe for good luck: creamed collard greens

Looking for a collard greens recipe to bring a little luck to your new year?  In this traditional recipe for creamed collards, collard greens are gently simmered in fresh cream … [Read more...]

Recipe: Green Beans with Bacon and Shallots

Green beans with bacon will always find a place in my heart, and in my kitchen.  I remember, even as a very young girl, visiting my godparents in a tiny, drawn and weathered town … [Read more...]

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...]

Ham and Bean Soup for Your Crockpot

Ham and bean soup: it's just about as simple as it can get and it takes such little time as this particularly version of ham and bean soup is cooked in a crockpot.   I love how the … [Read more...]

Spinach, Caramelized Onion and Chevre Quiche with Potato Crust

Last week, we served this quiche for brunch.   Full of fresh spinach and dotted with chèvre, this quiche is grain-free and perfect served at breakfast, or with a salad for lunch. … [Read more...]