Garden to Kitchen: Caprese Three Ways

Tomatoes are bursting in the gardens right now, and one of my favorite ways to enjoy them is in a Caprese Salad. Caprese (from the Isle of Capri in Italy) is the classic combination of tomatoes, mozzarella and basil — all fresh.

Garden to Kitchen: Carrot Apple Ginger Soup

Looking for a fresh, healthy and easy meal idea? Well look no further. Soup is a great option year-round, especially when you have fresh-from-the-garden produce like the carrots we’re harvesting now.

Garden to Kitchen: Caramelized Onion Dip

March is the worst food month of the year. Nothing has been growing locally for at least three months, and the prospect of anything even remotely fresh is long gone.

The 2015 Dirty Dozen: Pesticides, Produce & Your Health

Today the Environmental Working Group released its annual ranking of the most pesticide-laden produce, otherwise known as “The Dirty Dozen.” Their report, The Shoppers Guide to Pesticides in Produce, calculates that USDA tests found a total 165 different pesticides on thousands of fruit and vegetable samples.

Garden to Kitchen: Parmesan Oven Fries

This fall I gave my son his first cookbook, and this was one of the first recipes he chose to make — and we’re so glad he did. These crunchy oven fries are simple, healthy, and so delicious that they make you forget you ever ate fries prepared any other way.

Garden To Kitchen: Caramelized Onion Tart

There are no words to describe the deliciousness of this. I’m sure it has nothing to do with the Puff Pastry, for which my better judgement has been temporarily abandoned. We’re not perfect. (But this tart is.)