12 Nov 2014, Posted by Victoria in In the Kitchen, No Comments.

wild rice & butternut squash


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I love wild rice! Especially during the autumn. The earthy aroma and chewy texture meld perfectly with so many vegetables. Today I have butternut squash, kale sprouts, leeks, cremini mushrooms, & shiitake mushrooms. Yum. Prep your veg: (and preheat your oven to 425) - peel, core & chop the butternut squash (the whole thing!) - rough ...

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08 Nov 2014, Posted by Victoria in In the Kitchen, 2 Comments.

making hulky (spinach) meatballs


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My CSA just wrapped for the season & we are drowning in spinach. The past few weeks we've had spinach salads, wilted spinach w/ garlic & balsamic vinegar - and now I'm putting spinach in my meatballs. After I preheated the oven to 425, laid out 4 sheet pans - I lovingly made 80 meatballs for ...

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14 Jul 2014, Posted by Victoria in In the Kitchen, 2 Comments.

bread pudding: peaches, blueberries & sourdough – oh my!


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When we are swimming in produce, I find a dish to combine everything we have on hand. Today I have sourdough, peaches, blueberries & eggs - time for bread pudding! ingredients: *4-6 tbsp salted butter *2 cups whole milk *1 cup heavy cream *1/2 cup half & half (just in case you need a bit more liquid) *2/3 ...

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11 Jul 2014, Posted by Victoria in In the Garden, No Comments.

beautiful morning in the garden


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We've been on the go, but the garden keeps on. The weekly summer storms and my bug-patrol birds & mantis have kept the garden happy and lush. Flowers for the pollinators: The local squirrels have shown little interest in my garden as of late. Hoping that as the peppers, cucumbers, and tomatoes ripen the trend continues! Veggies ...

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04 Jul 2014, Posted by Victoria in In the Garden, No Comments.

Friday Flower: Milk Weed


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Milkweed. I'm guilting of pulling it. I used to see it as a weed. But, its the nesting spot for monarch butterflies, and I'm happy to give it space in my garden! In the next few weeks the pink flowers will bloom and Im hoping we'll see some monarchs. In addition to providing a nursery for ...

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