rutabaga cheddar soup with crispy bacon

I created this recipe for Rutabaga Cheddar Soup with Crispy Bacon out of a common “problem” when it comes to CSA farming: an unexpected surplus of a vegetable. In this case, that veggie was–you guessed it–rutabagas!  This winter was our first time growing rutabagas, and we discovered they grew really well here. So we ate…

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Every Day Green Smoothie

We call this Everyday Green Smoothie because there have been weeks in our life where we literally drank this EVERY DAY! This green smoothie template works perfectly for a refreshing snack, as a way to get your kids (and yourself) to eat more veggies, and also for those times when you’re starting to feel rundown…

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frittata with potatoes, scallions, and greens

I originally posted this recipe in 2014, when I first started blogging. This post has been updated to reflect new things I’ve learned, like the tip from Samin Nosrat’s Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat on layering salt throughout the cooking process. I also give veggie replacement ideas so you can use this as a template for…

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celeriac whole

Meet celeriac, also known as celery root, and the newest veggie in our Winter CSA! First things first. This root veggie is a little strange looking, but remember–it’s what’s on the inside that counts! After trimming and peeling celeriac, this is what you get: Unassuming? Yes. But the flavor celeriac adds to your cooking is…

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homemade vegetable broth for winter

Homemade Vegetable Broth can be used to make your favorite soup or to warm you up on a cold winter day. I never thought I’d choose a steaming mug of veggie broth over coffee or tea, but the more I make that choice, the more I love the feeling of being not only warmed up…

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blackened brussels sprouts in finished skillet

Blackened Brussels Sprouts with Garlic is one of our top quick side dishes during the fall and winter. The method is simple, using only 5 ingredients and minimal kitchen tools. Start with a preheated, sizzling hot skillet. Slice Brussels sprouts in half and toss with olive and kosher salt. Place Brussels sprouts cut-side down in…

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winter CSA

As we enter into our Winter CSA, we want to make sure our farm members know how to store all their winter veggies. Here’s our guide to keeping those veggies and greens fresh as long as possible! Note: We wash all our greens before packing them, so you can eat them straight from the bag.…

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Winter produce

Use this winter veggie eating guide to… Choose what to cook according to your time frame. Gain confidence in your cooking. Truly enjoy food that’s not only good for you but tastes incredible too. I’ve made the rest of this guide specifically without photos so you can easily print it and post it on your…

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fall stew with rutabagas, roots, and greens - plated

One of my favorite food groups is the brothy stew, like this one filled with roots and greens. When I did Noom at the beginning of 2020, I even made the delightful discovery that stew works for any meal, including breakfast on a cold fall or winter morning.  This stew features our fall root crops,…

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lunch time salad in bento box

Packing a salad lunch is a great option when you’re out and about for work or play. For instance, this past weekend we left the farm to go hiking at Tippecanoe River State Park. I asked each of our kids to make their own lunch. Our youngest chose a salad, and with some help, she…

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