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How To Make Hummus Out Of Fresh Veggies

I recently made a roasted carrot hummus dip and shared it with friends. This was their reaction:

“Whoa, that is really good! I want to make that!” 

It was an unexpected hit!  

So I thought I’d share the technique with you here, too!

Because, you can make different kinds of hummus that are loaded with veggies themselves!

It's a game changer.  No more store bought hummus.

How To Make Your Own Sauerkraut or Kimchi

Something you may not know about me is that I teach classes.

(Nope, not school classes.  Don't worry, haha!)

I teach classes on food in the community. 

Eating more veggies.  Fermentation.  Kombucha and Kefir.  Things like that.  

I've been doing it for over 10 years.  And I love it.

How to Take the Bite Out of Radishes and Love Them

“Radishes are too spicy for me!”

I hear this all the time from friends, family, and CSA members.

Is that you, too?

Well, I have got a secret to tell you.

You can still love radishes because of this trick I’m about to share with you.

And while I don’t mind their “bite”, once I tried them this way, I eat way more radishes and enjoy them more!

Give it a try…

 

What In The World Is A Garlic Scape And How Do I Use It?

You’ve heard of garlic. You’ve used it. You love it!

But when you add the word “scape” at the end of garlic, you’re confused.

What the heck is a garlic scape?

I totally understand. Garlic scapes are not something I’d ever heard of until I got into farming.

They look like this:

 

 

How To Use More Fresh Herbs In Your Kitchen

Fresh herbs, ahhhh!

They are just are so luxurious with their beautiful scent, fresh appearance, and unbeatable taste!

Do you ever just put your nose into them to get the full herby experience?? I totally do!

Basil, dill, parsley, cilantro, sage, thyme…. Mmmmm!

The list that can be grown in Maine is long and wonderful! (We even have lemongrass in our CSA member PYO gardens this year!)

How To Freeze Greens To Save for Later Use

Are your eyes bigger than your stomach?

Is your garden going to be bursting with fresh green-ness SOON?

Are you anticipating that your fridge could be full of greens from your CSA share that you just can't quite keep up with?

No matter what, summertime brings a welcome bounty of green food, after a sparse spring and white winter.

But once the garden comes in, you may find yourself overloaded and not sure how to eat them all before they go bad. 

 

How To Make Your Own Salad Dressing

I was recently talking to a friend of mine who is really into veggies. He said, a little regretfully,

“The one thing I don’t do is make my own salad dressings.”

My conversation with my friend gave me the idea to write this blog post! 

Maybe you also wish you made your own salad dressings but don't know where to start?

I can help!

How To Grow A Great Organic Garden

Gardening is fun and relaxing… that’s why so many of us do it, right?!

It's the same reason we love farming!

But let’s face the facts, like most things, if a little thoughtful planning goes into it, it usually goes much better!

That’s certainly been true for us over the past 11 years of running our own farm.

Here are our top tips and tricks that we’ve learned along our way of organic gardening that can help you make the most out of yours!
 

How To Boost Your Immune System With Fresh Veggies

Everyone knows that veggies are vital for a healthy diet in the best of times, right?

Right now supporting your immune system has gotta be especially important with all that’s going on!

And you may have some unexpected time on your hands and might be getting a little stir-crazy looking for things to do!

How about cooking up some immune-boosting veggie recipes while you’re staying at home?

That’s my idea of a productive time!

What Is CSA And How It Can Help You, Especially Now

Are you feeling the same way I am?

Has your whole world been turned upside down in the matter of a few weeks??

Is the thought of going to the grocery store for your vegetables terrible to you at this point?

But let's face it.  You've got to eat.  Farm fresh food is essential.

Your number one goal right now is to maintain your health and minimize your exposure, right?

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