Tips


Simple Lemon Garlic Green Beans with Crispy Onions

Ready to get a little crazy? How about THIS instead of your same old green bean casserole? Simple Lemon Garlic Green Beans with Crispy Onions. Fresh green beans, Meyer lemon from the tree out front, a hint of aromatic garlic and some crispy onions – what is not to love? […]

Garlic Green Beans

Purple Kale and Sun Dried Tomato Salad 3

I’m kicking off the new CSA Season right with a Purple Kale and Sun Dried Tomato Salad and a how-to video on storage and prep. Yesterday was our FIRST delivery of the CSA season and what a great start! In our bags we got squash, onions, broccoli, broccoli rabe, spinach, […]

Purple Kale and Sundried Tomato Salad

FCC Christmas Photo

Christmas Gift Ideas – Support Local Business! 2

Halloween is almost here and before we know it the holiday season will be upon us and we know what that means – gift giving!  And this season I thought, what better way to celebrate the holidays than by supporting small US based businesses? Here are a few Christmas gift ideas […]


Sneaky Open-Faced Sloppy Joes – Vegan with Rice and Beans

A newer version of the old favorite Sloppy Joe recipe – this one is sneakily healthier and just as delicious. Easy Vegan Sloppy Joes What is so sneaky about a Sloppy Joe?  If you’re trying to get your kids to eat more fiber and veggies then this is the perfect […]

Easy Vegan Sloppy Joes

How to Freeze Beans and Veggies

How To Freeze Zucchini, Squash and Beans in Six Easy Steps!

Got tons of veggies from your garden or the farm? Freeze them for soups, baking and stews later! Learn how To Freeze Zucchini, Squash and Beans in Six Easy Steps! Keep in mind that freezing will change the texture so it’s best to eat them fresh if you want a […]


The Easter Bunny Recycles – how to make your own basket filler.

You may not know this, but the Easter Bunny loves to recycle. He stopped by earlier this week to get last years Easter basket and plastic eggs (washed with soap and water), and some construction paper with scribbles on it that would normally be sent to the recycle bin.  He takes that construction […]


How to Cut Veggies Into Matchsticks (or Julienne) 2

How to Cut Veggies Into Matchsticks (or Julienne) I did this with carrots but you can really use this technique on pretty much any veggie you would want to cut into a matchstick.    Cut the carrot in half. Cut the outer sides to make a square shape.  This will […]


Veggie Broth

Vivian’s Vivacious Homemade Vegetable Broth 5

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive. This homemade vegetable broth is a great way to shave dollars off your grocery bill. Vivian – farmer extraordinaire, hostess with the mostess, master hair stylist, and seasoned chef – shared this idea with me and I had one of those, EUREKA, moments.  […]


How to Prep Fresh Collard Greens 4

I have had a few requests on how I prep fresh CSA/farm share veggies so I’ll start with collard greens. You don’t necessarily have to rinse them as many times as I do but I can’t guarantee there won’t be a little sand left.  This is so worth the effort as […]


Homeopathic Itchy Scalp Help and Today’s Veggie Pics 7

Homeopathic Itchy Scalp Help I am so excited to share a homeopathic cure for itchy scalp that really works (hubbs tested last night).  Ever since cutting his hair shorter his scalp has been super itchy.  He tends to have IS anyway, but recently it has been much worse and when […]


Bitter Orange Marinade 18

Remember all those bitter oranges we picked on Saturday?  I did three things with them….. Bitter Orange Tips 1) Orange Zest:  Zest the orange and let it dry for three days.  Crumble and store in an airtight container. Orange Zest 2) Frozen pulp in cubes (not pictured).  I cut off […]