Caesar Salad

In my perception of the salad-creation world there are strict rules about what constitutes a Caesar salad, including a base of crispy romaine lettuce. Well, for our take on the Caesar, we’ll tell you right off the bat–we’re breaking that first rule, and we’re okay with it!  We’re using our fall salad mix as the…

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Greek Salad

Greek Salad

On a recent summer afternoon, Julie and I sat down to brainstorm future farm kitchen dishes. A few minutes into the meeting, Farmer Dan delivered the new–the first tomatoes were READY! An obligatory happy dance immediately followed. After we calmed down, an image of a creamy fresh dish with vine-ripened tomatoes popped into my head.…

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Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

beet goat cheese salad

Something I keep learning as I continue to work at Perkins’ Good Earth Farm is that how your produce is grown and where it comes from matters. For example, I have never liked beets. They stain everything, they smell funny, and I always thought they tasted like dirt. The only time I would eat them…

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Asian Sesame Salad with Kongjang and Egg

Asian Sesame Salad

This winter our friends at Firefly Fields gifted us with a 5 pound bag of dried soybeans. At that point, I’d never before cooked with soybeans. So I started searching for recipes, and I came upon this one for sweet and sour soybeans, or kongjang. I substituted local honey for the agave, and I added…

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How to Pack a Salad for Lunch

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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