Kale and White Bean Soup
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Kale and White Bean Soup

What do you know? I managed to get another recipe up after all. For those of you who don’t follow me on Facebook yet (why not??) I’ve said I probably won’t get many chances to update the blog for a while. Between my pregnancy and chasing after a toddler, I’m just too pooped most days to come up with anything new to post. I’m still sharing lots of ideas on my Facebook page, though. Sometimes they’re older recipes of mine that are seasonally appropriate, other times they’re links to wonderful recipes I’ve discovered elsewhere on the web. This particular recipe … Continue Reading →

Meat and Bean Chili
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Meat and Bean Chili

I think I’m enjoying the winter CSA I joined even more than I enjoyed the summer/fall CSA. Both are great, but the winter version includes such items as locally raised meats, cheeses, milk, and even root beer in addition to the late harvest/cold storage fruits and veggies. Our most recent share included a pound of ground goat meat. If you’ve never had goat, it’s similar to but gamier than lamb. It can replace beef in just about any dish, and it stands up particularly well in spicier recipes. … Continue Reading →

Summer Vegetable Stew
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Summer Vegetable Stew

I’ve had this recipe, or some variation of it, in my collection for I don’t know how long. I’m not even sure where the original came from. What I do know is that it’s one of my husband’s favorite ways to eat vegetables. Since he thinks vegetables are an “optional” part of any meal, I do what I can to get him excited about them.While I was making this yesterday, my husband said the aroma took him back to his Italian grandmother’s kitchen. Simple foods from the earth, probably grown in their very own garden. … Continue Reading →

Frozen Chicken Stock Beats Canned in Flavor and Convenience
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Frozen Chicken Stock

I use chicken stock quite often when I cook. Whether I’m making soup, flavoring rice or potatoes, or braising vegetables, I always like to have some handy. I rarely seem to need an entire can of it, though, and it only keeps a few days once it’s opened. When I started making baby food for my daughter, I got into the habit of keeping home made chicken stock on hand. It was the only way I could be sure it didn’t contain too much sodium for her little kidneys to process. Not only do you benefit from knowing exactly what’s … Continue Reading →