Perfect French Fries

Ah, the potato. At first glance it is a lowly root vegetable, but don’t let it fool you: It is capable of great tastiness. Take, for example, mashed potatoes, garlic smashed potatoes, oven roasted potatoes, cream of potato soup, baked potatoes, home fries, and french fries. The long list of things that can be done […]

Wilted Greens Winter Salad

I find that spinach, chard and kale can make for tough-to-chew salads on their own, and actually there’s some evidence that it’s not great for our health to eat them raw (put down the juicer). I puzzled once over what to do with baby winter greens, until I discovered this salad. Here’s how: Ingredients: 4 […]

Winter Pizzas

Garden-fresh pizzas in any season are a treat, but the warm oven dish lends nicely to cold wintry nights. Make up a batch of dough, and try some of my suggested topping combinations – or tell us about your own favorite creations! The Dough (Makes 2 Pizzas) 3 Cups all-purpose flour (like King Arthur) 1 […]

Rutabagas in Root Vegetable Linguine

I come from a family that loves rutabagas. Maybe its the Scandinavian in us, but simply mashing the cooked root with some butter and salt makes us all very happy. But did you know there are many creative things to do with these plain-looking vegetables? Try any one of these, or use them in root […]

Ginger-Brown Sugar Carrots

I cooked a favorite chicken dish for dinner the other night, and wanted a zesty vegetable to go alongside it. There, on the spot, I made up this one: butter-ginger-brown sugar carrots. Here’s how: 4 carrots, peeled and sliced into rounds 1 Tablespoon butter 1/2-inch piece of ginger, peeled 1-2 Tablespoons brown sugar (to taste) […]

Roasted Radishes with Radish Greens

Here’s one from Farmer Kyle’s own kitchen: Roasted Radishes with Radish Greens. Ingredients 2 bunches small/medium size radishes with greens attached 2 cloves garlic-diced Small onion diced (about 1/2) 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Salt and freshly ground pepper 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice Instructions Preheat cast iron pan or skillet. […]

Radish Recipes

I walked into a friend’s kitchen for a potluck dinner recently and on the table was a beautiful plate of fresh radishes (from 1000 Stone Farm, of course!), with their brilliant red bulbs grouped together and their long luscious green tops fanned out around them. That night, we dipped them in some nearby Thai peanut […]

Maple Glazed Carrots

Last week we were graced with an abundance of carrots in our Winter CSA shares: earthy and sweet. Carrots are an often overlooked vegetable. But what would a hearty beef stew or a creamy, yet biting, coleslaw be without them? They’re excellent shaved into salads and cut into thick coins for soups. Carrots add an […]

Stuffed Acorn Squash

I’ve said it before: I love those winter squashes. Baking them and serving with some melted butter (or a drizzle of oil) is simple, yet delicious. But wait, what’s this? Squashes include a hollowed out space; a cup just waiting to be filled. What should we put in this cup? I have so many ideas! […]

Spaghetti Squash Pasta

Spaghetti squash can be daunting: It’s big. It’s brightly colored. It claims to be pasta. It turns out, it’s easy to cook and fun to eat. Just don’t expect a hearty Italian dish to be the same with squash as it would with pasta. Go into this meal with an open mind, and I think […]