Sweetcorn is here August is peak market time in Minnesota. Since Spring, there has been a teasingly gradual roll-out of my favorite vegetables and fruits, starting with radishes and rhubarb, moving to asparagus and raspberries, then finally, tomatoes, sweet corn, and melons. This is the one month when the maximum bounty of locally grown goodness
I recently did a cooking demonstration at the Mill City Farmer’s Market, showing the crowd how to cook stuffed squash blossoms. The number of people who told me that they had no idea that you could even eat squash blossoms convinced me that it’s time to talk about edible flowers. Edible flowers are the easiest way
I love beets. Their sweet, earthy essence seems to scare some people away, but not me. I do find it frustrating that the only way that beets are served in restaurants these days is in a salad with feta, chevre, or bleu. The sweetness of the beets is a perfect foil for salty, umami-rich cheese.
It’s all about that Prep If you want to eat well, you have to meal prep. One of the most basic meal components to prep is your salad dressing. It’s sooo quick to make, and sooo much better than the store-bought stuff. If you’ve been known to buy salad greens, only to let them languish
Driving across Wisconsin last month, I had occasion to look at the prepared sandwiches in the truck-stop coolers.The standard line-up of meat, tuna, and egg salad sandwiches looked thoroughly unappealing, but seeing those egg salad sandwiches reminded me of childhood road trips. It was the only time my Mom made egg salad sandwiches. She’d
Meal Prepping is The Key to Eating Well Ask people what keeps them from eating healthfully, and most will say: lack of time. Somewhere along the line, we became convinced that it’s just as good to grab packaged food, to save time for other things. But the real solution to being “too busy to cook”
Everybody is in a hurry these days, especially when it comes to getting a meal on the table. I get it. I love writing recipes that people will actually use, not just aspire to make. Time is of the essence. In that spirit, I’m sharing this easy Creamy Pumpkinseed Cilantro Dip with Roasted New Potatoes.
Big Fat Sushi Rolls Do you ever feel that sushi is too precious? The most authentic sushi comes to you in tiny bites, designed to make you really appreciate what’s in your mouth. But sometimes, you just want a big fat sushi roll. Americans love sushi, and we want our food Texas-sized. This roll is
The holiday season is in full swing, and you really should have some treats planned by now. No? Well I’m here with a simple little treat that everybody will think was hard to make. I’m talking about Vegan Truffles. No Special Skills Are Needed to Make Vegan Truffles I know, people spend big bucks on
I know, it’s a crazy-busy time of year. We are all running around trying to get things done, as the temperature drops and it gets dark earlier and earlier. It’s disturbingly easy to take refuge in bad choices, and comfort yourself with fast food and snacks. For the sake of your sanity and your health,