Category: Food and Recipes

Relating to recipes, food ingredients, menus, food choices, cooking tips, food preparation and storage, serving suggestions, home cooking, and holiday dishes

Barn Bits:  Picked at the Peak

­CSA members might find something puzzling at their harvest pick-ups these days. It very well could be an unfamiliar type of produce…that Sputnik-looking kohlrabi thing? A handful of something called tatsoi? An enormous, all-at-once amount of basil? Rather than passing up a puzzle, members are encouraged to try it all. Here at the farm where […]

Greens in Your Smoothie to Live for All Harvest Long

Here at Belly Acres in Colorado, we trust nature to inform us about rhythms and combinations. Produce that plays well together often shows up together in the fields—the pesto times of herbs and tender spring garlic; the salsa times of tomatoes, peppers, onions, and garlic bulbs; and the stew pot times of apples, all the […]

Savoring the Most Simple Foods There Can Be

For someone who has written two cookbooks, I don’t spend much time in the kitchen. In fact, it may shock you that I hardly ever cook. Part of the reason is the time of life I’m at; I no longer have a family to cook for, and my husband’s food preferences are quite different from […]

Introducing It’s in the Bag—or Not! Storage Guide

It’s in the Bag—or Not! helps you properly select, store, trim, and clean 90 different types of fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

The Glories of Green Garlic

In recent weeks, as the produce offerings at your local farmers market or grocery store (or even your first CSA boxes, which are appearing in many parts of the country now) transition into spring, you may have seen some rather wildly curved stalks with whippy things on the ends crop up in huge piles. These […]

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