Seasonal Roots

Eating seasonally lends to many rich flavors.  Throughout fall and winter, root vegetables like parsnips and carrots find their way to our table regularly­–as does bacon.  Moving into Advent also brings to mind other roots that run deep, namely faith and family. Continue reading “Seasonal Roots”

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Potions & Herbology-Savory Squash Soup

As the calendar turns toward the end of October, the pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns remind me of Harry Potter.   As I’ve shared in previous posts, I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan, reading the entire series at least 10 times (enough so the books fell apart!) and knowing most of the movies by heart. Continue reading “Potions & Herbology-Savory Squash Soup”

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Sunset Delight

Delightful End to the Day

I love sunsets (and sunrises)!  The colors mezmerize me as I gaze in awe of just how great and wonderous God really is.  When I first whipped up these beets, carrots & onions, I tried thinking of a catchy name.  One that really captures both, the vibrant colors and the explosion of flavors, too.  I immediately thought of our gorgeous Iowa sunsets (and sunrises). Continue reading “Sunset Delight”

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Dilly Cucumber Salad & Water

I’ve been asked to share this Dilly Cucumber Salad Recipe ever since the first time I posted about it – the last time I was at the Waterloo Urban Farmer’s Market.  I’ve not ignored you, but I wanted a video to go along with the recipe.  I will have to say, I am pretty stoked about this video-it took less than 2 hrs to complete Continue reading “Dilly Cucumber Salad & Water”

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Summer Fajita Mix at the Waterloo Urban Market using Cook’s Fruits and Vegetables

This past Saturday, I had the F.R.E.D. cart out at the Waterloo Urban Market again.  It was a spectacular day!  Not only did I get to make and share 3 new recipes (including this Summer Fajita Mix), my husband joined me and we got to connect so many people with good, local food!  I had the pleasure of learning more about Mike Cook of Cook’s Fruits and Vegetables. Continue reading “Summer Fajita Mix at the Waterloo Urban Market using Cook’s Fruits and Vegetables”

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Hoffman Produce Farms and Fresh Green Onions

I had the pleasure of visiting my friends, Greg & Denise Hoffman at Hoffman Produce Farms.  They grow a wide variety of produce from apples to zucchini on about 20 acres of land in Waterloo, IA.   The Hoffmans are very well known for Continue reading “Hoffman Produce Farms and Fresh Green Onions”

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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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