Whole Wheat Linguine with Smoked Duck, Porcini Mushrooms and Lacinato Kale

Share This one is too easy…once I saw the smoked duck breast at the farmers market, and remembered the Lacinato kale in the garden, waiting to be picked, dinner was done. It barely needs a […]

Bring Out the Big Pot for Red Kuri Squash Soup with Sage Brown Butter

Share It’s not even time for winter CSA shares to kick in and already I’m knee deep in squashes: several acorn squashes, a small butternut and this huge Red Kuri squash. And given that I […]

Local Girls on a Cooking Spree: Edamame Salad, Garden Herb Pesto and Cucumber with Radish and Dill

Share As we reported in a recent post, a group of local girls from an area residence have been coming weekly to work in the garden, learn about food, and do some basic in-garden cooking. Their […]

Green Bell Peppers Stuffed with Moroccan Lamb and Couscous

Share Pepper lovers are rejoicing as this season’s peppers begin to arrive at markets and in gardens–chilis, Italian frying peppers and the early bell, the green bell pepper. Green bell peppers don’t have the characteristic […]

A Gallery of Summer Cooking: Healthy, Local Dishes That Make the Most of Summer’s Harvest

Share The summer harvest is speeding up, and every week brings more variety.  We’v moved past most radishes, lettuce and early greens to the arrival of more heat-friendly greens, onions, carrots, and now the summer […]

Delicious, Healthy Savory Pie Featuring Seasonal Swiss Chard

Share Swiss chard came ready in the garden last week and in the Mountain View farms CSA delivery (see photo below for 2013’s first delivery of the season). Getting a bit bored of the typical […]

Peas, Glorious Peas — Two Delicious Ways to Use Spring’s Funnest Vegetable

Share Little in life makes me smile more than the arrival of peas at the Farmers Market. It means that spring has started giving way to summer and the earth will really be producing a […]

Trip to the Farmers Market for Vegetable Garden Plants (and other Spring Colors)

Share           Many of the plants I plan to use for the Children’s Workshop’s Straw Bale garden came from a wonderful nursery that sells at the Union Square Farmers Market. Silver […]