how to use a recipe

Or perhaps better titled, “how I use recipes”. Every weekend, Isabelle farm owner and vegetable whisperer Natalie and I chat about what she plans to harvest for members’ CSA shares that week. Usually her choices have already made an appearance at the Isabelle farm store, so I pickup a few to prepare in my home kitchen, try out a new recipe or two, photograph and post for your viewing and cooking pleasure. Continue reading “how to use a recipe”

it’s chard time

We’re in the heat and momentum of a Colorado Front Range summer now – long days, hot sun, the relief of grey clouds in the afternoon occasionally breaking into a short thundershower. The heat and hard work on farms and in orchards has started to pay off in ever increasing vegetable variety and the succession of fruits we’ll enjoy from here on. And those of us with a vegetable garden or in a CSA will come up with creative ways to prepare lots of kale and its prettier cousin chard! Continue reading “it’s chard time”