Savory Sweet Potatoes, Beets & Kale

Vibrant sweet potatoes and beets make up the base of this vibrant and grounding recipe. Don't be fooled by the colors. The beets are red, but there are also [...]

By |2020-08-31T17:34:10+00:00August 25th, 2020|0 Comments

Grilled Ratatouille With Basil Vinaigrette

Summer cooking at its best is easy, colorful and uncomplicated.  Ratatouille makes the most of the season’s vegetables like tomatoes, eggplants and peppers.  This grilled [...]

By |2020-08-26T20:42:23+00:00August 24th, 2020|0 Comments

Nettle Tea

Nettles are very nourishing and blood building.  They relieve toxins, hot flashes, allergies and anemia–a wonderful addition to the diet.   I brew up a large pan of nettle tea [...]

By |2020-08-22T14:04:56+00:00August 20th, 2020|0 Comments

Clara’s Favorite Five Onion Soup

I lucked out – my daughter loves onions. In fact it is her second most requested soup besides miso. The onion family is large and [...]

By |2020-08-22T14:04:37+00:00August 20th, 2020|0 Comments

Spiced Poached Pears with Cardamon Cream

In season, poached pears are a favorite breakfast side dish for my family.  It takes just a few moment to quarter and seed the pears [...]

By |2020-08-22T14:05:27+00:00August 19th, 2020|0 Comments

Potatoes – The Energetics and Nutrition of Our Favorite Root

"What we need is a few good taters."  "Po-ta-toes! Boil them, mash them, stick them in a stew. Lovely big golden chips with a nice piece of fried fish." [...]

Oh, Honey! Bees’ Wonderful Gifts

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, [...]

Late Summer Corn & Squash Chowder

Delightfully warm and colorful this soup is one of my favorites on a cool late summer or autumn day, especially with a nice hunk of pumpernickel or other dark bread. [...]

By |2020-08-10T12:55:24+00:00August 9th, 2020|0 Comments

Dutch Sage, Apple & Pear Sauce Cake

Grandma Niesing, a large Dutch woman,  owned a rambling farm just down the road from my grandparent’s modest farm. Though not actually related, the families [...]

By |2020-08-10T12:56:14+00:00August 8th, 2020|0 Comments

Clara’s Summer Salsa

Last summer Clara made salsa every few days. Which was fine, as we had an abundance of tomatoes, onions and peppers.  We aren’t talking rocket [...]

By |2020-08-10T12:55:42+00:00August 6th, 2020|0 Comments
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