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So you’ve decided that you want to change your diet.

Or you aim to influence your husband’s diet.

Or get your kids eating better.

10 Delicious Ways To Enjoy The Best Tasting Carrots

One of the most common questions I get from customers, friends, family—basically anyone who ever tries our carrots—is WHY do these carrots taste so good?

The truth is our carrots just taste better, and even more so in the winter.

It is counter-intuitive, but the starches present at harvest convert into sugars over the course of the storage season.

And by March, we say “Wow! These carrots taste amazing!”

How To Make A Creamy Veggie Soup That Will Get Compliments Every Time

Windy, windy, windy it's been. 

Does it seem like this winter has been more windy than usual?  Or maybe I always think that in February!

Does the cold wind get you in the mood for soup? It sure does for me!

One thing that I do well at my house is make creamy vegetable soups.

I love them. Gene loves them. My little one loves them.

And guests love them.

In fact, my creamy soups are the number one thing I serve that always get compliments.

How To Make A Winter Salad That You'll Actually Love

Do the greens at the grocery store this time of year NOT inspire you?

I mean between not knowing who's hands have touched them and knowing that they just don't taste fresh... it's hard to really get excited about greens from 2000 miles away.

I get you!  

You and I both know that veggies fresh from a real garden, any garden, yours or mine, taste so much better than what you find at the grocery store.  

Especially this time of year.

What To Do With The Big Lump Of KOHL In Your Stocking

At Christmas, and anytime of year, I just love the surprise of opening presents. Because, really, who doesn’t?!

When it is finally your turn, you just can’t wait to tear open that box and see what is inside…

The thrill of the suspense is hard to resist, that’s for sure!

With the holidays around the corner, the joy of gifts is upon us!

You must have heard of getting a lump of coal in your stocking…

What Do I Do With Leeks?

What do I do with leeks?

Not to get off topic, but don’t they look amazingly appetizing?

 

 

The long, slender, sleek look is in, right? And their attractive blue-green and white contrast and palm-like fans at the top make leeks unarguably one of the most gorgeous specimens of the vegetable world.

How To Make Miso Soup With Most Any Veggies

Ever get overloaded with veggies in your fridge?  But not looking to do a whole lotta cooking

Maybe you’re a CSA member who has gotten a little behind or have a large garden or just over bought at the grocery store.

This happens to me often! And I just love the feeling of cleaning out the fridge. It’s kinda like the feeling of checking off your entire to-do list!

Why Soups Are One Of The Best Things To Make With Veggies

It’s only just November and doesn’t it feel like winter already? Eeek!

What with temps down to 20 last week, howling wind-chills, and two snowstorms to add insult to injury, I’m ready for some bonafide warming comfort food!  How about you?

And a bowl of hot soup hits the spot, right? Definitely for me!

And, to be honest, I would like to have a soup pretty much every day of the fall and winter if I had my act together to do it. Because they taste soooo good!

Fermenting Veggies Is Not As Hard As You Think

“I thought it was going to be hard and complicated to make!”

Said a participant of my recent class on fermenting vegetables.

And I totally understand how she felt!

Have you ever said that about new things in general?

I know that I certainly have! Sometimes just the thought of doing a new thing can completely overwhelm me.  I become convinced that it must be hard and complicated to do, even if it turns out to be really easy to do!

The Best Way To Increase Your Vegetable Intake By 50%

Drum roll…..

By eating vegetables for breakfast!

Breakfast?

"You've got to be kidding me!"

Okay, okay, I understand that the idea may be weird to you. Well, it was weird to me, too, about 13 years ago.

But here we are today, and we eat vegetables for breakfast all the time and love it! In fact, when we don’t, I seriously miss it!

Veg for breakfast? How on earth did you think of that??? Were you raised that way?

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