Greek Salad

Jul 26, 2015

CSA Greek Salad

Have you heard me whining (sorry) lately about being buried in CSA vegetables? Well, I still feel a little deer-in-the-headlights at the moment (have I mentioned I do two CSAs?). But I made a nice dent in the supplies today. I made a Greek Salad.  Topped with an an olive oil and lemon dressing and an array of fresh veggies–tomatoes, … Continue reading

Salmon Cake Closeup

Apr 2, 2014

Tasty Salmon Cakes with Canned Salmon

Last week I found a sale on wild-caught canned salmon–and I used my first can to make salmon cakes.  I bought the limit of 6 cans; we don’t get enough Omega-3!  I used to try to get my healthy oils by taking fish oil supplements–but now I am a pretty strong believer in getting your nutrients directly from foods.  Over … Continue reading

Sep 29, 2013

Yes, You Can Make Chiles Rellenos at Home

Yes, you can make Chiles Rellenos at home.  (Even if you have failed before.) If by some chance you aren’t familiar with the mildly spicy Mexican dish, Wikipedia describes it as follows: “The chile relleno is a dish of Mexican cuisine that originated in the city of Puebla. It consists of a stuffed, roasted, fresh poblano pepper sometimes substituted with … Continue reading

Omelet and Salsa

Oct 9, 2012

Tomato, Red Pepper and Mushroom Fall Omelet

Autumn is flying by and the beautiful colors are a constant reminder that winter will soon be upon us.  The CSA boxes are overflowing and like most years, I am challenged to keep up (although I love the bounty)!  To help with the tomato and pepper bonanza, I am making tomato, red pepper, mushroom & salsa omelets. A traditional breakfast … Continue reading

Swiss Chard Quiche

Jul 29, 2012

Swiss Chard Quiche

I made my Swiss Chard Quiche quite by accident–and in the end it was a happy accident!  You see I was carrying my CSA box down the stairs, when the bottom opened up and everything, including two dozen eggs, tumbled out.  The veggies were fine but 10 eggs were cracked.  They would need to be used–right away. The accident just … Continue reading

May 20, 2012

All the Leftovers Chicken Curry

I have been struggling to blog lately. Between the kids’ busy schedules and the lack of fresh local food, it has been tough. Part of the problem is the fact that  I get inspiration from beautiful local food–a crisp head of lettuce, a bunch of fragrant dill, or a blushing melon.  Give me a full box of CSA produce and … Continue reading

Nov 2, 2011

Old Fashioned Stuffed Peppers (Better Than Mom’s)

The first frost hit southeastern Wisconsin last week.  I really can’t complain.  The rest of the state, unprotected by Lake Michigan, lost tender crops much earlier.  As a last farewell to summer, I decided to stuff the final bell peppers (using some of my grass-fed beef) for a lovely welcome-to-fall dinner. My mother used to make stuffed peppers—but in my … Continue reading