Creamy Tomato Soup

creamy tomato soup

Last winter, I made versions of this creamy tomato soup over and over again. Thankfully, I love this comforting soup (especially when paired with a grilled cheese sandwich!), and I never grew tired of it. But why did I have so many frozen tomatoes to begin with? Because I had a freezer full of what…

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Split Pea Soup with Crispy Sausage

split pea soup

When Dan and I first got married, we ate a vegan version of this split pea soup on the regular. Since neither of us grew up eating split pea soup, we didn’t miss the ham bone that’s often present in split pea soup. At some point–probably when I had a surplus of homemade stock–I began…

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Rutabaga Cheddar Soup with Crispy Bacon

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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Frittata With Potatoes, Scallions, and Greens

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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Homemade Vegetable Broth for Winter

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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Fall Stew with Rutabagas, Roots, and Greens

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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How to Store Fall Veggies and Greens

summer crisp

Updated Sept 2, 2021 As we enter into our Fall CSA, we want to make sure our farm members know how to store all their fall 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…

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Eating Guide for Fall Veggies and Greens

carrots red peppers green onions

Updated Sept 1, 2021 Use this fall 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…

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5 Ways to Use Fresh Herbs

cilantro pesto and herb butter on bagels

How do I like to use fresh herbs? In as much of my food as possible! Fresh herbs’ punches of flavor can transform good food into the great category. And a fabulous perk for our CSA members is access to our Pick Your Own (PYO) herb garden, where we grow chives, lemon balm, lemon thyme,…

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Eating Guide for Summer Veggies and Greens

fresh mozzarella with garlic tomato basil sauce

Updated July 15, 2021 Use this summer 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. Basil:  Eat in 5 minutes: Pair whole or torn leaves with fresh cheeses like mozzarella, ricotta, or…

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