Winter Salad with Squash, Radish and Greens

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 […]

Grapes and Greens Juice

Take sip for nutrition with this juice recipe that mixes the health benefits of greens with the sweetness of fruit.

Slow Cooker Spinach Lasagna

Put your garden greens to work in this slow-cooker lasagna recipe, and prepare to be impressed when the noodles come out tender and flavorful.

Recipe: Spring’s First Salads

Photo by Judith Hausman Countless salad options are available during springtime. The oaks and maples redden up, the willows get yellow and the forsythia burst. Crocus and snowbells catch the eye with color, and in this oddly warm year, first salads are in the bowl in March in the Hudson Valley. The unheated hoop houses […]

Spinach Crepe Slices

Crepes always seem to make a meal special. These appetizers, sliced and served with toothpicks, are no exception.


Photo by Rick Gush Spinach is as easy to grow as lettuce, even here in Italy. Growing good spinach is a bit like growing lettuce: A nice, fast growth period, when the weather is just right, is what produces the best crops. There’s no hope for plantings that have started to go to seed; this […]

So Many Greens!

Photo by Judith Hausman Ready to harvest lettuces fill the hoop house. This summer, you’re going to hear more than once about a wonderful growing project I’m a part of. A group of about 10 of us are gardening/farming a very well-prepared plot together. We each have a weekly work slot, which may increase when […]