Food | Recipes

Simply festive

Simply festive

This simple salad will complement the colors of the season on your holiday dinner table. Cole slaw is a refreshing change from leafy salads and this one has a decidedly festive flair, along with a dressing that’s both peppery and sweet. Ramen Cole Sl...

Read More
Sweetly spicy salad

Sweetly spicy salad

As seasons change, so do our food choices. Leaves turn color and fall to the ground, and our palates turn to hearty fall fruits and vegetables.A delicious segue from summer berries to the taste of autumn can be found in this sweet and spicy salad fil...

Read More
Mediterranean pizza

Mediterranean pizza

Everyone loves pizza, right? Well, not all of us are lovers of the traditional tomato sauce, meat and cheese Italian pie. Personally, I prefer a vegetarian “pizza” with a decidedly Mediterranean flair.The sophisticated flavors of olive oil, balsamic ...

Read More
Best dressed salad

Best dressed salad

The season of lighter foods is here, and that means plenty of salads with fresh local greens.Dressing your salad is easy and doesn’t have to come from a grocery store shelf. Bring greens to life with a sprinkling of a hearty balsamic vinegar, or take...

Read More
Pure indulgence

Pure indulgence

Forget counting fat and calories for just one meal and indulge in this rich shrimp and rice dish. Soft, buttery shrimp atop creamy vegetable risotto may have you eating salad the rest of the month, but one bite and you’ll agree it’s worth every singl...

Read More
Soup's on!

Soup's on!

Winter calls for comfort food and there’s nothing more comforting than a steaming bowl of soup. If you froze some of your holiday turkey, now is the perfect time to turn it into a satisfying cold weather meal.Homemade turkey stock gives the richest f...

Read More
A is for Appetizer, C is for Cheese

A is for Appetizer, C is for Cheese

Is it an appetizer, or is it a meal? These tasty before-dinner creations can be either one. Nibble a little, or take seconds, it’s up to you. Cheese is always a crowd pleaser and we all know food makes the party, so kick off your next gathering with ...

Read More
Fall for winter squash

Fall for winter squash

By Babette Stenuis Stolz Winter squash may be a bit of a misnomer for this favorite fall vegetable. Area farm markets and gardens are overflowing with various shapes, sizes and colors of what we call “winter” squash. No matter what variety you choose...

Read More
Sweet!

Sweet!

These waning, lazy days of summer are made extra sweet with the season’s sweetest treat of all ... corn on the cob.The fresh flavor of just-picked sweet corn grilled to perfection complements another taste of the season — fresh tomatoes. Add some fre...

Read More
Get to Know Your Greens

Get to Know Your Greens

Greens, glorious greens! ‘Tis the season for fresh, delicious greens from the garden.Area farms and home gardens are bursting with leafy goodness, and eating the leaves of plants never tasted so good.These cool weather crops come in an array of flavo...

Read More
The root of wholesome goodness

The root of wholesome goodness

Let’s get to the root of a good meal with some of the most nutritious vegetables on earth ... or should we say, “in” the earth.Root vegetables pack a healthy punch as a delicious side dish or main entrée and, best of all, they’re available year aroun...

Read More
The secret’s in the sauce

The secret’s in the sauce

Boil, steam, stir-fry, grill, or roast — but whatever you do, don’t overcook.Brussels sprouts may not be a vegetable at the top of everyone’s list, but cooking this cruciferous veggie until just done, not overdone, is the key to getting the most fini...

Read More