Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

Great Article

This is a great article, too good not to share. It states EXACTLY what I believe. What are your thoughts?


One of my goals for 2012 was to try my hand at gardening and, as promised, I will be sharing updates on my blog. Here's the raised bed, 8' by 4' and filled with fertile soil, ready for the planting. But first I had to clear the area of rocks, roots and weeds. What a workout!

Red Seed Potatoes

Helping Hands - She'll have loads of fun when it's time to dig the potatoes.

Monday, March 5, 2012

What's in Your Box?

Just thought I'd share what I did with all my goodies in my produce selection for this week.

First, spinach frittatas for breakfast using the spinach, eggs and sweet onion.

I was out of lettuce so I used spinach on my homemade tacos instead. I always substitute fresh spinach leaves for lettuce. Once, I had a bacon/tomato/spinach sandwich with mayo. Yum!

Quick lunch on Sunday was hot dogs on grill. Mine was smothered with homemade cole slaw using the cabbage.

Sliced and diced carrots into strips for snacking and for packing in lunch.

Dessert on Sunday night was strawberry shortcake. I swear those strawberries from Lewis Farms are the best! Sliced more strawberries to mix in with my vanilla Greek yogurt for a quick breakfast.

I hope I'm making you hungry. These boxes are delivered on Wednesday to NCSU and any day of the week at the State Farmers Market. Also, have a delivery site in Cary, and neighborhood deliveries in Garner.

What's in your box? What yummies did you stir up? Comment and let me know.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Daikon Radish

Yes, they look like white carrots, or parsnips, but they are actually daikon radishes, and a great complement to Asian dishes. Ever tried pickling these babies? A customer highly recommends Pickled Daikon Radish (recipe can be found on page 288 of Jennifer MacKenzie's "The Complete Book of Pickling," published in 2009 by Robert Rose, Inc., Toronto, Canada). You can also find great recipes at for pickled daikon radishes and carrots. These recipes look simple, and use only a few ingredients. Those are the kind of recipes I like! I especially like to dice a variety of roots and roast them together with the family's favorite spices. What are your favorite recipes for winter's roots? Leave your comments, and I'll post!