Tips


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

Heirloom and organic garden seeds by Moonlight Micro-Farm.

Christmas Gift Ideas – Support Local Business! 2

Halloween is almost here and before we know it the Christmas 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? Lord knows, in this economy lots […]


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

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 way to sneak them into a dish.  I used red kidney beans and red cabbage that is full of fiber and antioxidants.  Cabbage has […]

Easy Vegan Sloppy Joes

One-Pot, Cheesy Fajita Pasta with Red Beans, Peppers, Onions and Mushrooms

I love cooking, but the cleaning part is not my forte.  I say it’s overrated! Time for more hearty, one-pot meals, like this one. Comforting pasta, hearty red beans and a cheesy sauce – perfect for tonight’s dinner.   One-Pot, Cheesy Fajita Pasta with Red Beans, Peppers, Onions and Mushrooms […]


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! **Freezing will change the texture so it’s best to eat them fresh if you want a firm veggie. Step 1Preheat a big pot with a steamer basket. Step 2 Wash and dry […]


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 […]


Vivian’s Vivacious Vegetable Broth 3

Vivian – farmer extraordinair, hostess with the mostess, master hair stylist, and seasoned chef – shared this idea with me and I had one of those, EUREKA, moments.  Why didn’t I think of this? She tells me, “Nothing is wasted.” With my War on Waste, I was very excited about […]


Blast From the Past – Carrot Top Tabbouleh Redo – with Chickpeas!

Last season I created this unexpected recipe to utilize the gorgeous tops of my fresh carrots from the farm.  I just couldn’t bear to throw them away!  Since I got a few bunches with my last pick up I had to create it once again, this time using some chickpeas to create […]


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 […]


The Perfect Egg with Peppers and Onions, in the Microwave! 12

It took a few tries to perfect this recipe. I wanted to create an easy how-to recipe for an over easy egg in the microwave, which happens to be my most favorite way to eat eggs. I see scrambled all the time, but I wanted my runny yolk damn it. […]


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 […]


Adding “printable recipe link” and nutrition info to your blog 6

1. Printable Recipe Site: Fairly recently I got a question on how to create a printable recipe and I can’t, for the life of me, remember who it was.  I must have killed that memory brain cell in college.  So here is a quick tutorial on how to create a printable recipe…..or, […]


Turkey Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Chili 8

I have been dying to try the Turkey Pumpkin Chili from Cara’s Cravings for ages.  I was so glad I did!  It really easy to make in the crock pot and the pumpkin gave it an interesting flair that made you go hmmm.  Delicious! We had two of Chris’s fraternity brothers in town […]