Generally I swap soup for salad in the depth of winter, but I still have access to heartier salad greens grown in area hoop houses. To adhere to January’s calorie-cutback resolutions, I just have to include some salads into my daily meals. The combination of squash, winter radish and spinach not only tastes wonderful, it […]
Courtesy Judith Hausman The zucchini just keeps on coming, so this week, I’m using it in a wonderful salad with kasha, herbs and a light lemon-oil dressing. Kasha is buckwheat groats, popular in Russian and Balkan cuisine, and contrary to the name, not wheat at all. I love the nutty taste and rough texture of […]
Photo by Judith Hausman Nordic food finds an locavore twist. Now that the best restaurant in the world (Noma) is in Denmark, Nordic food is having its moment in the sun. Could that be why the bunch of fresh, local dill I found at a farm stand recently made me think Scandinavian? Unlike the Midwest, […]
While permaculture may be a buzz word in sustainable-agriculture circles, most of the discussion focuses on garden planning and growing, not taking the concept all the way to the plate.
The T-shirt says it all: Eat More Kale. Between soaks and hikes at Breitenbush Hot Springs, we kept crossing paths with Chad, a community member on the food-service team who regularly turned out delicious vegetarian meals.
Photo by Judith Hausman Serve this white bean salad along a (grass-fed) steak dinner. Salad days are here. Still, on a chillier-than-it-was-supposed-to-be evening, I wanted a salad that still had some of the heft and comfort of cooler weather food to accompany barbecue food, so I combined seasons with a salad based on white […]
Photo by Judith Hausman Watercress makes for a terrific late-spring salad. Oh how I wish I had a secret source of healthy, crunchy, bracing watercress like an acquaintance of mine once had. A deep-wooded stream ran through her property, and the lucky duck had plenty of tender watercress growing alongside it. I buy mine […]