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Steamed & Sauteed Garlicky Greens

I really do love vegetables–all the vegetables. I appreciate each variety we grow and what makes each one unique. But sometimes, I really do just love to mix them all together! When I want a huge bowl of steaming and flavorful greens, or have a lot to use up, this is how I prepare them. STEAMED & SAUTED GARLICKY GREENS Ingredients: Mix of greens (Like … Continue reading Steamed & Sauteed Garlicky Greens

Comfort in Corn, Beans, and Squash

Sam and I moved here from New Mexico – a similar growing zone, but a vastly different climate and landscape. At least four distinct food cultures merge in New Mexico: Mexican, Spanish, New Mexican (Navajo) and American. Besides history, the other huge factor that influences the food culture there is the barren landscape: dry, poor soils, and very little available water. There, sustainable agricultural practices are a mix of historic knowledge … Continue reading Comfort in Corn, Beans, and Squash

Latkes with Mixed Root Vegetables

Sam’s Dad has always been the latke maker in the family – a job he performs with gusto! Last year Sam and I were thrilled to help his dad cook up latkes for the family. We learned a couple of things. First, he suggested that we add grated turnips and carrots to the potatoes. Second, he showed us a trick for getting really good texture. This is for … Continue reading Latkes with Mixed Root Vegetables

Collards love fall

I love greens all year, but nothing beats the sweetness of hardy field greens when the weather turns cold. Though we grow them all year, hardy greens also seem to relish the cooler weather. Collards are gaining a reputation for being the “new kale”–I supposed this means that they are trendy in certain circles? Trends or no trends, they are a classic, mild yet substaintial … Continue reading Collards love fall