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Jul 5 11
Jam of Love + Peach Blackberry Vinaigrette

Jam of Love + Peach Blackberry Vinaigrette

by Margaret

  Last week I got a taste of Georgia. And I have never stepped foot in the state, even though I’d love to. You see, my son is in Auburn, AL for the summer—Georgia’s neighbor—and he sent me a jar of homemade jam for my birthday: Emily G’s Jam of Love. He bought my gift [...]

Jun 30 11
Grilling: Soy & Sherry Veggie Skewers

Grilling: Soy & Sherry Veggie Skewers

by Margaret

  If you like sweet and salty mixed with slightly charred and smoky, this meal is for you. The flavors in this simple, grilled combination make for a delicious summertime meal. It’s perfect for a gathering of friends because it’s easy to prepare and you can put just about anything you want on your skewers. [...]

May 26 11
Brick Oven Pizza (With Spring Vegetables)

Brick Oven Pizza (With Spring Vegetables)

by Margaret

  I realize that most of you will be firing up your grill this weekend. I will too. But with so many spring vegetables now available, one night I plan to pile asparagus, arugula and sweet peas atop a brick oven pizza smothered in a blend of three-cheeses and a bit of tomato sauce. Some [...]

May 10 11
Asparagus Pie + Easy Pie Crust

Asparagus Pie + Easy Pie Crust

by Margaret

  I know it’s silly, but I get excited about the first asparagus harvest of the season. Last week, I slipped away from Inverbrook Farm’s CSA stand with two beautiful bunches. I couldn’t wait to take home and cook up my coveted bundle. You know how it goes: Initially, when you see the first stalks [...]

Apr 15 11
Delicious Dandelions

Delicious Dandelions

by Margaret

This time every year it’s the same: a wild profusion of bright, yellow dandelions (Taraxacum officianale) poke their way through the grass. I have never cared if this plentiful perennial dotted my yard. Like The Dandelion King, I let dandelions grow with abandon. They, like the little purple violets growing alongside them, wake up my spring [...]

Apr 8 11
Pods: Image by Tim Mountz/Happy Cat Organics

Gorgeous, Sweet, Delicious: Heirloom Peas

by Margaret

  I think I have fallen in love with peas. I know it sounds silly, but look at them! In the shell, out of the shell, budding ruffled flowers in about any color you can imagine. Peas are just the perfect vegetable.     Their perfumed blossoms make brilliant bouquets if you decide to cut [...]

Mar 23 11
Creamy Spinach Soup

Creamy Spinach Soup

by Margaret

Last week I stopped in at my local winter farmers’ market in Kennett Sq,. Pa., and picked up a half-pound bag of fresh spinach, and stuffed another bag with as much arugula as possible. You know how I love just-plucked arugula. That first pungent smell of the season filled my kitchen and cured a little [...]

Feb 23 11
Pocketless Pierogi

Pocketless Pierogi

by Margaret

In case you didn’t notice, I changed the colors on my blog. I usually do this near the end of every month, but since I am tired of February and felt the need for change, I switched things up a bit early. I do this sort of thing when I need a break from a [...]

Feb 11 11
Easy: Organic Hot Cocoa, Roasted Mushroom Soup

Easy: Organic Hot Cocoa, Roasted Mushroom Soup

by Margaret

Sometimes you just need easy. I spent a lot of time last night on a recipe that wasn’t easy. And, wasn’t good. So this weekend it’s all about easy. And delicious. I’ll begin my afternoon with a glass of hot cocoa: A squirt of Robin’s organic chocolate sauce and warmed milk. Easy. Then I’ll make [...]

Jan 26 11
Carolyn’s Oatmeal (and Blueberry) Pancakes

Carolyn’s Oatmeal (and Blueberry) Pancakes

by Margaret

Sunday mornings are pancake mornings at my house, and almost every week we whip up Carolyn’s oatmeal pancake recipe. Carolyn is my good buddy who lives in California. I sure do miss her. But I think about her every Sunday morning as we cook and plan our day over a pancake breakfast. Carolyn sent me the [...]