Turmeric Vinaigrette

We prefer to eat our medicine a little at a time. Like everyday or even three times a day. All of those nutrients and phytonutrients, vitamins and antioxidants, immune system boosting and cancer fighting chemicals are either growing in the kitchen garden or tucked away in the spice cupboard. Everyone is raving about the health benefits of turmeric. So how can you eat a little everyday? Try this recipe for a turmeric mustard vinaigrette and drizzle over a freshly picked salad... Read More

Pasta With Spinach & Feta Cheese

Spinach and Swiss chard are the cool season vegetables that are abundant in the kitchen garden now. Lately I’ve been mad about spinach and I’ve been fixing it every which way. On Thursday, my good friend, Rob Lamp shot some footage for a short video we’re working on. That day we made Quick Spanokopita which you can find here. I have also been making spinach pizza with garlic and goat cheese. Today, it’s Pasta with Spinach and Feta Cheese. The fall... Read More

Cold Hardy Mache

Ahhh, so what is actually growing under the cloches in my garden? What has survived the winter into mid February? Gala mache seems to be the winner. Late fall I planted a few varieties of cool season greens. I sprinkled some spinach, kale, arugula, dandelion and mache seeds on the soil, pressed them in then covered with some glass cloches. I shut the gate to the garden for the season and just peered out the window every now and again. The dandelion is doing ok but the green,... Read More

Snow Day

Just for spite I am going to run out to the garden in the midst of the storm and find out what is growing under the cloches. Of course, I already know what’s under the glass cause I planted the seeds. What I hope to find is some green tiny leaves of kale. And in protest of winter, I will eat the precious greens with snow falling on my face. But not now.  Read More

What’s Growing in the Winter Garden; Thankfully.

Thanksgiving day in the middle of winter. In Ohio. What could I possibly glean from the cold kitchen garden? Surprisingly, a few things…. the first to harvest will be the sage. Perfect for the stuffing. Perfect for the turkey. Salvia officinalis ‘Berggarten’ does well in my garden. The gray leaves stay evergreen, well ever gray-green all winter. The last few years I have enjoyed harvesting this culinary sage on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Under my glass cloches... Read More