Local Foods Inspired Baked Pepper Nachos

Community Food Systems Conference

Upon returning to Iowa on the 9th, it seemed as if we brought the tropical warmth back with us for a little while.  January 10th was what I like to call an “open coat” day, with temperatures in the 30’s.  Unfortunately, the bottom dropped again and by the 12th we were below zero again.  That didn’t stop the Courtney Long and Community Food Systems enthusiasts Continue reading “Local Foods Inspired Baked Pepper Nachos”

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Beans & Beets: A Tribute to World Soil Day

A few weeks ago (Dec. 5) we celebrated World Soil Day.  OK, truth be told, most people don’t even know there is such a “holiday,” not to mention why soil deserves its own day.  But if we really dig deep (pun intended)-soil is the basis for health.  Continue reading “Beans & Beets: A Tribute to World Soil Day”

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Roasted Root Medley Made with Grandma’s Love

Some people like comfort foods, like a piece of sweet, rich, chewy pecan pie or cheesy, gooey potatoes.  While those foods are good, I love root vegetables-especially roasted. Nature’s own comfort foods, they are earthy and packed with Continue reading “Roasted Root Medley Made with Grandma’s Love”

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