Acid and Alkaline Diet

Spring is here, the weather is warmer and probably the most asked question I get is, “How can I lose weight?” or “Which diet works?” When thinking about losing weight, it’s not always the decreased number on the scale that we are looking for. It is the way it makes us feel: the increased energy,…

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Asparagus Salad

from www.101cookbooks.com Serves 2-3 Ingredients 12 spears of thick asparagus, sliced into 1/4-inch thick coins 5 – 6 broccolini (or broccoli) florets, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice Big pinch of salt 1 small shallot, chopped 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted, and coarsely…

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Fresh Pasta with Garlic Greens

from www.thefoodsection.com Serves 3            Ingredients 1 pound fresh pasta, (preferably brown rice pasta) 2 tablespoons butter 4-5 stalks garlic greens, finely sliced Salt (to taste) Black pepper, freshly ground (to taste) Parmigiano reggiano cheese, grated (to taste) Directions Boil water for the pasta. Melt butter in a sauté pan, being careful not to let it…

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Know Your Farmer

As a farmer, I need to be a full-time lobbyist for common sense. The USDA and folks in Washington D.C. can create a lot of extra work for us small farmers! One seemingly little law or rule change can seriously impact our lives, farms, and future.  Currently, there is one such proposed bill going through…

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Arugula Salad with Parmigiano-Reggiano

This recipe explains how to make a salad that’s on countless Italian restaurant menus. The salad is simple. What makes it so good is the peppery flavor of arugula combined with the nutty, salty flavor of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Ingredients: 3 Tbsp lemon juice 4 Tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper One bunch…

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Asparagus & Leek Frittata

adapted from  Bon Appetit 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter 1 cup chopped leeks (white and pale green parts only) 1 12-ounce bunch thin asparagus, trimmed, cut on diagonal into 1-inch pieces (about 2 1/2 cups) 1/2 cup garlic greens, chopped 8 large eggs 1 cup diced Fontina or cheddar cheese, divided 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2…

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Spring!

This time of year is filled with such eagerness and new beginnings. The cold, gray winter is fading fast and we welcome the sunny, cool days of spring. With each coming season new joy and excitement emerges. For me, spring is marked with the planting of seeds. Our windowsills are lined with little pots studded…

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