Late Summer Treat: Apple Dumpling

It’s fun to experiment with different types of flour here so by all means use half whole wheat or whole spelt. The syrup might seem like too much but trust me, it’s not!   This does not take very long to prepare and bakes in 25-30 minutes. The biscuit dough comes together in a few minutes so pre-heating the oven and chopping the apples is the primary task. I’m a fast apple ... Read more »

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Savory Breakfast Fun

I eat savory breakfasts more often than not; usually in the form of leftovers of some kind, even leftover salads and slaws. This bowl of savory bits is much prettier than my leftover salads and it’s fantastic, if breakfasts like this are your cup of tea. It’s sort of like a savory bowl of granola, at least sharing the yogurt part and the (salted) toasted sunflower seeds. Hot sauce stands in for maple syrup and any kin... Read more »

Creative Use for Jams & Compotes to Make Room for the New Harvest

this granola without the jam/compote. It’s delicious and just lightly sweet. Seed & Coconut Granola   If you’re not using any jam/compote, increase the oil to 1/2 cup and increase the honey to 1/4 cup.   5 cups rolled oats 1 1/4 cups raw pumpkin seeds, hulled 1 1/4 cups raw sunflower seeds, hulled 1 1/2 cups coconut chips (also called flaked coconut) 1/2 pint of jam or fruit compote/apple sauce (see head... Read more »

CSA Vegetables, Recovery & a Delicious Slaw

...a few pinches red pepper flakes 1/2 cup toasted pumpkin seeds (toast in a 350 degree oven for 8-12 minutes until turning golden and a bit puffed or in a dry skillet over medium-low heat) 1 1/2 tablespoons cider vinegar 2 tablespoon olive oil Salt and pepper, to taste   Toss all ingredients in a bowl. Taste and adjust seasoning with more vinegar, salt, pepper to suit your taste. Enjoy fairly soon if you want to enjoy the f... Read more »

Winter Squash with Crispy Breadcrumbs and Thyme

This is delicious hot, warm or at room temperature. The crispy bread crumbs are key as is the splash of vinegar at the end. You want to use a squash that keeps its shape when cooked, like butternut, delicata, sweet meat or hubbard varieties.   This could almost stand in for stuffing at a Thanksgiving table. It's savory and comforting but not at all heavy.... Read more »

Radish and Carrot Slaw with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

This is gorgeous, bright, tart and crunchy from the seeds. It's delicious as a salad as well as on toast with hummus or avocado or cheese or egg, in some form. It will enliven most anything, really. ... Read more »

Radicchio and Celery Root Remoulade with Parsley and Walnuts

This is a colorful and hearty variation of the classic Celery Root Remoulade. You can substitute a vegan mayo and/or yogurt.... Read more »

Miso and Cider Vinegar Roasted Winter Vegetables

Use whatever combination of winter roots, tubers and squash you have on hand. Toss in some chunks of onion for variety. Skip the fresh herbs if you don't have any as it's nice and bright even without.  ... Read more »

Black Radish, Carrot, Collard Green and Apple Salad with Toasted Walnuts

I love this combination of disparate flavors. Toast the walnuts a bit longer than you might typically--the hint of char is delicious here. And use most any root vegetable (or kohlrabi) in place of the black radish--turnips, rutabagas, daikons or any kind of radish will work beautifully. ... Read more »

Late Summer Treat: Apple Dumpling

It’s fun to experiment with different types of flour here so by all means use half whole wheat or whole spelt. The syrup might seem like too much but trust me, it’s not!   This does not take very long to prepare and bakes in 25-30 minutes. The biscuit dough comes together in a few minutes so pre-heating the oven and chopping the apples is the primary task. I’m a fast apple chopper but you’ll get faster, if you aren’t…

Savory Breakfast Fun

I eat savory breakfasts more often than not; usually in the form of leftovers of some kind, even leftover salads and slaws. This bowl of savory bits is much prettier than my leftover salads and it’s fantastic, if breakfasts like this are your cup of tea. It’s sort of like a savory bowl of granola, at least sharing the yogurt part and the (salted) toasted sunflower seeds. Hot sauce stands in for maple syrup and any kind of cooked bean…

Creative Use for Jams & Compotes to Make Room for the New Harvest

this granola without the jam/compote. It’s delicious and just lightly sweet. Seed & Coconut Granola   If you’re not using any jam/compote, increase the oil to 1/2 cup and increase the honey to 1/4 cup.   5 cups rolled oats 1 1/4 cups raw pumpkin seeds, hulled 1 1/4 cups raw sunflower seeds, hulled 1 1/2 cups coconut chips (also called flaked coconut) 1/2 pint of jam or fruit compote/apple sauce (see headnote) 1/2 cup maple syrup or liquid sweetener…

CSA Vegetables, Recovery & a Delicious Slaw

…a few pinches red pepper flakes 1/2 cup toasted pumpkin seeds (toast in a 350 degree oven for 8-12 minutes until turning golden and a bit puffed or in a dry skillet over medium-low heat) 1 1/2 tablespoons cider vinegar 2 tablespoon olive oil Salt and pepper, to taste   Toss all ingredients in a bowl. Taste and adjust seasoning with more vinegar, salt, pepper to suit your taste. Enjoy fairly soon if you want to enjoy the full crunch!…