Butternut Squash Soup … with a special ingredient!

soup

Butternut Ginger Soup. 1 large butternut squash peeled and cubed  (about 6 to 7 cups) 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste Freshly ground black pepper, to taste 3 cups chicken…

It’s melon season! Try them with ice cream

image2(3)

Cantaloupe and Vanilla Sundae Two yummy ingredients: Find a smallish cantaloupe, cut it in half, and remove the seeds. You”ll have two cantaloupe bowls. Fill generously with your favorite vanilla ice and indulge. Growing up, this was a family favorite. It remains a highlight…

This sweet pepper recipe won’t make it out of the pan!

image4

The Shishitos are finally coming in!  The most delicious sweet pepper.  Supposedly you can use them in recipes but they’ve never lasted long enough. Plant-pan-mouth. Noelia from Oxbow farm sold me the first of the season at the Ithaca Farmers Market Olive oil, salt…

A salad to combat the winter blues

image1

Here’s a great way to use those lovely greens and roots that you picked up fresh at winter farmers market! Remember, market is every Saturday from 11-2 pm at the Space at Greenstar! Grate roughly a lb of rainbow carrots Zest of 1 lemon…

Braised Beef Heart (aka how to prepare a beef heart)

Heart is an excellent muscle to eat.  It’s lean and full of beef flavor.  It’s meaty but not organy—it’s a hard working muscle, it’s got a good bite, and it’s inexpensive.  Also, it puts to use a cut that is often thrown away.  It’s…

Asparagus and Bacon Strata: A Recipe For Crafty, Resourceful Bacon Enthusiasts

image_1

Last week I treated my family to Just Desserts’ baguettes.   We ate half and ended up with a second half of a day old baguette. As a mosaic artist and up-cycle sweater mitten maker, I put my creative skills to work and made…

THIS SPECTACULAR SPROUT-FILLED SALAD BRINGS THE VITALITY OF SPRING STRAIGHT TO YOUR PLATE!

DSC_6999

This is not so much a recipe as it is a reminder of how simple it is to enjoy the fresh, delicious produce the market has to offer this time of year! Walking though the pavilion this afternoon, after an already-long day of shopping for plants at…

Zucchini Fritters and a Tzatziki sauce with an ingredient you’ll never guess!

image_3

Welcome the ever abundant zucchini to the Ithaca Farmer’s Market. There are so many possibilities for recipes ranging from zucchini noodles to zucchini bread. Today, I present zucchini fritters. They are paired with a fresh basil Tzatziki and served up as a sandwich with…

This simple raw kale salad is cruciferously delicious

image

Ok folks here’s an easy, but delicious kale salad. I make enough for left overs and use it in sandwich wraps with assorted fillings. This is an ideal everyday salad–a seven ingredient wonder that plays well with others. Chopped kale, 1 bunch 2 cloves…

Vibrant Asian Greens for your spring table

image (2)

The Ithaca Farmer’s market has so many beautiful green available this time of year and young garlic. This recipe includes them all. Just pick what you like and follow this simple recipe. Ingredients 11 -14 ounces mixed greens. I used kale, pac choy, and…