Conquer Your Fear of Mustard Greens with Rich Punjabi Saag Recipe

Share I have never been a huge fan of mustard greens. I like a spicy green, but I can find mustard’s spice a bit distracting and so I rarely grow them. But my generous plot […]

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 […]

Spring Collard Greens a Tender Sweet Sight

Share Collard greens are starting to make their way to the Farmers Markets in various sizes (the collards in the garden are still too small to harvest except as baby greens) but are generally still […]

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 […]

Fresh Lobster and Asparagus at the Farmers Market mean…Lobster Risotto!

Share Here’s another one of those almost completely local recipes: All ingredients, lobster, vegetables, cheese (except the arborio rice and things like lemon, olive oil) from the farmers market or frozen from last year… Recipe […]

Square Foot Garden Update: Cold Nights Hinder Greens Growth (Do I wait or go forward with summer?)

Share I am quickly learning that Square Foot Gardening project is proving quite a challenge when timing and replanting is everything.  As I previously described, the plot is 4’ by 4’ square, small indeed, but perfect […]

Happy May Day–It’s Not Too Early for PESTO!

Share Pesto is such a summer recipe—how do we use all that fresh basil before it goes bolts or goes bad in our refrigerator? But you don’t have to wait until July to have tasty […]