Oh Maple, How I Love You

  I totally admit it, I have days where I feel like snacking all day.  I picture you shaking your head in agreement as you read this.  Today was one of those days.   I tried to go healthy with my snacks today and I mostly succeeded.  I started about […]

Potato Pie 2

The snow is coming down now.   As I sit here with the purging white blanket falling around me, I have been reminiscing the days of my first CSAs.  I remember the early season share boxes starting slow and pleasant.  As the CSA season kicks in, influxes of veggies would […]

Meatless Monday- Creamy Roasted Parsnip Soup 4

Snowy day, fire going in the living room, boys playing happily, and a delicious soup warming on the stove for dinner.  I have a moment to talk to you about the parsnip, a veggie I think I highly underrated.  “White carrots” as my kiddos call them are root veggies that […]

Sunday Dinner- Springdell Winter Pantry Pasta Sauce

So yesterday, my fellow blogger Sarah failed to mention during her short and sweet post that she graduated from the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts! Not only did she receive her chef’s hat yesterday, but she also received two awards for having the highest marks!  She is clearly destined for […]

Sweet and Spicy Bacon for Breakfast

I am thinking about cooking my Springdell bacon for breakfast tomorrow. Thinking ahead will give me time to spice rub my bacon, yum! We have established a tradition of at least one big breakfast a weekend since our boys were born.  I think it’s so important to have meals with […]

Fun with Snow and Syrup 2

I apologize to you all for this double post, we had some technical difficulties over here that are being worked out.  I’m hoping you won’t mind being reminded of this fun syrup activity a second time, given all the snow we are about to receive.  Anyhow, back to the regularly […]

Sticky and Sweet Maple Glazed Salmon with Turnip Purée 3

I was at the store today and the salmon looked really pretty.  Or it could be that when I picked up my share on Saturday and saw the maple syrup, I instantly thought of maple glazed salmon, that was still stuck in my head.  Either way, that is what’s for […]

Root Veggie Roulette 2

I chose the name “Root Veggie Roulette” for today’s featured dish because it sounds kind of fancy, and a bit like “roulade”, except not. “Roulette” also seemed appropriate because the dish itself was a gamble. As the self-proclaimed “seat of my pants” blogger/cooker on this site, “roulette” is a fitting […]

Cook it slowly til it’s brown and sweet….. 2

That’s right my Springdell friends, today we caramelize.  Adding heat to fruit and veggies brings out the natural sugars and carbohydrates within and the browning of those sugars is called caramelization.  They become a beautiful deep brown with a sweet taste to them.  The key to this is that they […]

Meatless Monday- Turnip Soufflé 2

I grew up with an aversion to turnips.  I remember them as being giant and bitter and mealy and rather tasteless, and hence was never a fan.  Since being involved with CSAs, I have changed my perspective on many veggies, and turnips are right up at the top of that […]