kale and white bean soup

Our Simple Supper: Kale and White Bean Soup

Kale and white bean soup, hearty and simple, works its way onto our supper table a few times each season.  It’s a favorite soup: rich with flavor, inexpensive to prepare with enough bulk to fill hungry bellies. In the summer time, I serve it with a crusty slice of no-knead sourdough bread topped by garlic… 

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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 its pebbled dark green leaves, the baby collards (which we’ll combine with cream and the last of our overwintered shallots… 

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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 with caramelized onions and sprinkling of freshly grated nutmeg.  Creamed collards speak to the essence of comfort food in a way few other dishes do.  There’s easy… 

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A Recipe: Kale & Potato Soup with Chorizo

Caldo verde – a Portuguese soup classically featuring kale, potatoes and chorizo swimming in a nourishing, mineral-rich stock – is a remarkable dish.  Richly flavored and deeply satisfying in a way only traditional peasant foods can manage, caldo verde is simple to prepare and a truly delightful addition to the supper table.  Like all dishes… 

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10 Nutritional Powerhouses that Won't Break the Bank

Counting your pennies?   Trying to feed your family in an economic slump and every single dime counts?   In no particular order, here’s my top ten nutritional powerhouses that won’t break the bank.   Believe me: they’ve made a steady and regular appearance at our table the last few weeks. 1. Eggs from Pasture-fed… 

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