Swiss Chard

According to The George Mateljan Foundation, “chard leaves contain at least 13 different polyphenol antioxidants, including kaempferol, the cardioprotective flavonoid that’s also found in broccoli, kale, strawberries, and other foods. But alongside of kaempferol, one of the primary flavonoids found in the leaves of chard is a flavonoid called syringic acid. Syringic acid has received…

Spring Radishes

D’Avignon Easter Egg Radishes thrive in cool weather so be sure to enjoy the bounty before we hit summer temperatures! They’re an excellent source of vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, folate, and potassium.  Radish Salad, adapted from What The Well-Dressed Salad Is Wearing For Spring 1 pound radishes (about 25), topped, tailed and cut into large…

Creamy Sweet Potato & Rosemary Soup

While in the Berkshires for Thanksgiving, my mother-in-law introduced me to a delicious recipe for a creamy sweet potato & rosemary soup. I made some last night with the sweet potatoes we’ve been storing from our fall harvest. The recipe is below. Enjoy! Creamy Sweet Potato & Rosemary Soup Ingredients: 3 T unsalted butter 3…

Parsnip Fries

1. Peel parsnips and cut in half. You’ll notice a core running through their center (see top photo). Working around the core, cut the parsnip into 2 inch pieces. 2. Toss in a mixture of olive oil and seasoning (I use flavored salt, more on that later). 3. Arrange in a single layer on a…

The makings of one sassy vinegar:

Nasturtium leaves, buds & flowers. A Nasturtium Vinegar is quite simple, here’s what you need to know:    INGREDIENTS: 1 cup nasturtium leaves, flowers, and buds Other herbs & spices, perhaps some basil, parsley, ground pepper etc. (optional) 1 pint champagne or white wine vinegar Place the ingredients in a clean clear glass jar or…

Wondering what to do with all of this basil? We have a few ideas:

Many thanks to Kelsey for including a stop here in her travels across the Northeast. Both your hard work and inspiring conversation were much appreciated! Seeing that the basil’s still going strong, over tea Kelsey & I decided to make a list of the many ways basil can be used. Please add to the list in the comment section…

Globe Amaranth Tea

The first time I saw Globe Amaranth blossoms in tea was at The Green Room in downtown Carlisle (if you haven’t been there, it’s most definitely worth the trip!). I’d always been charmed by the delicate, colorful blossoms, and after seeing them in blooming tea, I decided to grow them for the CSA. I’ve since learned that these…