Jun 20, 2016

Lemon Balm Pesto with Shrimp

I grew a new herb on a whim last year—lemon balm. Lemons had been scarce in our area and virtually absent in organic form, which is always my first choice. I had even needed to make my Lemon Ginger Honey Tea with lime. Yes, it was a tough year for lemon lovers.  But what if I could produce a nice … Continue reading


May 26, 2016

Rosemary Rubbed Sirloin Steak

One of the things I like about blogging is some of the fun & educational things you get to do.  About a month ago I attended a blog meets beef tour in Columbus, Ohio thanks to the Wisconsin Beef Council and other sponsors.  Along with fellow Midwest food bloggers and some super smart food professionals, we visited a beef farm, … Continue reading

Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

May 2, 2016

Steak with Chimichurri Sauce & a Tour

Have you seen the cute youtube video about the boy who was planning to go to a broccoli farm?  His parents thought they’d surprise him with a trip to the circus instead—and his reaction?  He really wanted to go to the broccoli farm!  I so understand! I was seriously excited when I got to go to a beef farm last … Continue reading

Miso Glazed Salmon and Snow Peas

Apr 10, 2016

Miso Glazed Salmon and Snow Peas

A freezer full of salmon.  A big jar of miso.  Life is good. So I guess it was inevitable that they would one day come together as Miso Glazed Salmon and Snow Peas (the snow peas courtesy of my buying club).  Recently, I discovered a recipe for one pan roasted roots & sausage–and a light bulb went on.  I should … Continue reading

Thai Fish Cakes

Mar 20, 2016

Thai Fish Cakes

I just rediscovered a long lost recipe.  It’s almost as much fun as meeting an old friend!  Back in my Corporate Mom days, this recipe for Thai Fish Cakes was a staple. It comes together quickly into a mild but tasty entree that pleases both kids and adults.  Add a slightly exotic sauce (with only four ingredients) and you have … Continue reading

Roasted Roots and Sausage Dinner

Feb 21, 2016

One Pan Roasted Roots & Sausage

This recipe, for One Pan Roasted Roots & Sausage, is based on one from a recent Better Homes and Gardens magazine.  I like the fact that they get it.  It’s winter so we need comfort food… and it needs to be easy and (don’t forget) nutritious.  If it also uses up leftover CSA veggies, I am so in.    

Pork & Mushroom Ragout with Carrots, plated

Jan 14, 2016

Pork & Mushroom Ragout with Carrots

Aren’t the holidays wonderful?  Delicious food, festive gatherings, beautiful décor, the inevitable weight gain…  Okay not that last one.  And yes, I gained 4 pounds over the holidays—ouch!  While I firmly believe that decadence has Its place, I think I took it too far! So to celebrate my upcoming turnaround I am making Pork & Mushroom Ragout with Carrots and … Continue reading


Jan 6, 2016

Thai Beef Salad

The holidays are fun!  Fancy cookies, colorful pies, glorious desserts! Stop me before I bake again!  Yes, I think it’s time for a salad.  Something like this super easy, tasty Thai Beef Salad!  

Salmon Burger from above

Dec 10, 2015

Scandinavian Salmon Burgers

Have you seen the PBS series New Scandinavian Cooking?  Besides some of the most breathtaking scenery ever, there’s a lot of fine cooking going on!  When I saw them make burgers out of chopped salmon I was intrigued.  I even meant to give it a try.  But life got busy and I never followed up.  A year or so later, … Continue reading


Nov 8, 2015

Thyme Marinated Tender Pork Chops

I am big on local food.  Including local meat.  Which means that every fall I head out to various farms and bring home  boxes of assorted cuts for my freezer.  Today I am turning some of these into Thyme Marinated Tender Pork Chops.  I love knowing where my food has been.  I feel more secure buying local than with corporate … Continue reading