Fridge Full of Cabbage

So we have a lot of cabbage at our house.  We aren't quite as good at gobbling that up as we are the other veggies.  I've been meaning to blanch and freeze some of it so we can have cabbage soup over the winter, but I never seem to build up enough ice to properly

By | 2016-12-24T17:02:04+00:00 July 29th, 2015|Fresh Recipes|0 Comments

And Sometimes We Fail

So I have been going great this summer with the cooking.  The kids have been liking most everything.  My husband has been liking everything.  Even I have been pleased. And then this happened. This was the good part of my plan for foil baking.  I was actually making nine salmon filets, so instead of individually

By | 2016-12-24T17:02:04+00:00 July 27th, 2015|Fresh Recipes|0 Comments

Fun with Food

I have to admit that this summer has been a bit of a bummer.  I had big plans for all the things I wanted to do with my girls, and then at the end of June, something hit me and I have been sick ever since.  Some days, it has been hard to get out

By | 2016-12-24T17:02:04+00:00 July 22nd, 2015|Fresh Recipes|2 Comments

Purple Potato Tacos

  Yet another wonderful use for purple potatoes! Hello, project number 2 for my purple potatoes was tacos! I can see how putting potatoes in your taco might seem strange to some, and i don't blame you, but growing up in Chicago, the only tacos my family ever made were potato tacos. I believe

By | 2016-12-24T17:02:04+00:00 July 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Chicken and Swiss Chard Soup

I didn't realize until I started writing this blog just how often I make soup.  Let me tell you -- it's often!  And if my last attempt at salsa and oatmeal bars is any indicator, it's a pretty good thing I stick to soup.  I'm just not very good at the other stuff! This soup

By | 2016-12-24T17:02:04+00:00 July 21st, 2015|Fresh Recipes|0 Comments

New Purple Potatoes

Well, I have finally had the time to put some of our new purple potatoes to the test. I have been waiting for the crop to be ready all year, because I had read last year, that purple colored vegetables have high amounts of the anti-oxidant anthocyanin, the same antioxidant found in blueberries and aronia

By | 2016-12-24T17:02:04+00:00 July 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Concert and a Picnic

Despite living in Batavia, we had never been to any of the concerts that any of the local towns offer.  Tonight, we decided to change that, and we went to the summer concert at the Batavia River Walk.  The kids had a blast running around and playing, and us gown ups had fun visiting with

By | 2016-12-24T17:02:05+00:00 July 16th, 2015|Fresh Recipes|0 Comments

Roasted Veggies and Salsa

Well I wrote a few days ago about some salsa recipes I wanted to try.  Before I go further, I should explain that the reason I like cooking but hate baking is that you have to be so precise with baking.  With cooking, you have more leeway.  Sometimes, however, I give myself too much leeway.

By | 2016-12-24T17:02:05+00:00 July 12th, 2015|Fresh Recipes|0 Comments

Fresh Salsa

So I have been sick for quite awhile now.  Actually, today is day 8.  Unfortunately, this means we have been eating a bit less than creatively lately, getting by on old favorites while my brain couldn't function well enough to try something new. But the good news is that I am ever so slowly getting

By | 2015-07-08T18:19:48+00:00 July 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cabbage Chaos!!!

  Due to our rainy and cool summer our cabbage has taken over the farm!  You might get more that you want but they store ( washed, wrapped and refrigerated) for several weeks. One of the easiest ways to prepare cabbage is to simply slice about 1" thick, drizzle both sides with olive oil, sprinkle

By | 2016-12-24T17:02:05+00:00 July 6th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments