Today I decided to try out my new kitchen appliance: an immersion blender. The weather was perfect for it: cool, rainy, and overcast. The recipe? Velvety Vegetable Soup from Simply in Season. It's from the spring section, which is interesting because I noticed that the vegetables are similar in the ... Read More about Velvety Vegetable Soup
As I mentioned before, this year I have a newfound appreciation for greens because of a "cooking with greens" class I took at my CSA. Knowledge is power! For this dish I used collard greens and a few winter radish tops since that's what I had jumping out at me from the refrigerator. Which reminds ... Read More about Savory Kale
I'm not sure why, but I didn't feel like making my originally-planned dinner of eggplant burgers. I have eggplants coming out of my ears so I need to use them up soon. But Troy came home and wanted venison on the grill, so I poured over my Simply in Season cookbook for some suitable side dishes ... Read More about Greek Tomato Salad
It feels like autumn in West Michigan. The weather is cooler and the winter squash is here. This recipe made great use of both CSA veggies and the squash that my dad grew in his garden. While I'm kind of sad that the warm weather is nearly gone (and the Michigan winter is coming!) I'm looking ... Read More about Stuffed Acorn Squash with Sweet & Sour Swiss Chard
Perhaps the week at the Franciscan renewal center brought me clarity. Over the past several days the goals of my blog have become clearer. For one thing, I decided to give myself a year to complete all the recipes in Simply in Season. I had thought about giving myself a shorter time frame; after ... Read More about Simply Me: A year of eating locally . . . mindfully . . . simply.