Tag Archives: side dishes

For the Love of Quinoa!

My son has a multitude of phrases that he will use rather than curse. I appreciate this, really, because at times I have the mouth of a truck driver and our relationship is such that I can say, “I know … Continue reading

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Field to Feast: Green Garlic and Asparagus

Welcome to my very first “Field to Feast” post!  I hope you will enjoy the recipes and photos that Amy Roth of Minimally Invasive and I (Kasha Bialas of The FarmGirl Cooks) have in store for you this season.  Our … Continue reading

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Grilled Corn with Parsley-Garlic Butter and Parmesan

I was washing up bunches of parsley for our 3 markets last week and the smell caught me right there.  You know the place.  That place in your nose where the aroma hits you so deeply that it triggers your … Continue reading

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Didja hear the one about the fresh mozzarella?

He was two-timing the tomatoes with <gasp> ROASTED PEPPERS! Yeah, I know, I KNOW! Vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil compose the quintessential summer salad.  But sometimes a girl gets a little tired of tomatoes. Lest lightning strike me dead … Continue reading

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Inspiration Strikes: Zucchini and Goat Cheese Bruschetta is Born

I would imagine that seeing, touching, and smelling this garlic would inspire culinary greatness in most people.  I looked at the garlic sitting in my father’s work-worn hand and immediately thought garlic bread!  I’m not saying it hasn’t been… but in theory, … Continue reading

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Tuscan Kale Chips

Can I just say that Tuscan kale (Toscano, Dinosaur Kale, Lacinato, Cavolo Nero) is delicious?  I must.  And you must try it.  Tuscan Kale with Potatoes and Pasta is one of Thomas’ favorite dinners, and Kale Chips are turning into … Continue reading

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Frostbite Asparagus

So you saw how asparagus grows in one of my previous posts.  What you DIDN’T see was the look on The Boy’s face when he tasted a piece of said veggie. I’m just not quick enough to capture some of … Continue reading

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National Tater Tot Day and Gorgonzola Cheese Sauce

Every day when The Boy comes home from school  I go through the contents of his backpack and homework folder.  He has some kind of reading, math and spelling homework Monday through Thursday nights.  Last night, in cleaning out his … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash Risotto in a Hurry

This was my snack the other day.   These lovely sungold cherry tomatoes were like a burst of sweet sunshine and eating them almost made me forget just what a freakin’ mess it is out in the fields.    We have … Continue reading

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Salt-n-Rosemary Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Or…what to make when you are craving salt and starch and you don’t want to run all the way to 7-11 for chips and onion dip. It was rainy last Monday.  Oh, wait.  It’s been rainy pretty much EVERY Monday … Continue reading

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