Playing with Water

Playing with Water

We are 70% water, so it’s no mystery why it is one of the most necessary nutrients our body needs. But why is it so hard to drink the recommended 8 glasses of water a day? We know the endless benefits of drinking water: heart circulation, metabolism, joint health, digestive health, clearer skin, etc. Think…

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Hold Your Horses!

Hold Your Horses!

That saying is so universal and it stems from another era, but the message still resonates and is applicable today.  When I farmed with Belgian draft horses, “hold your horses” took on a deeper meaning. Those “girls” of mine were big 1,700 lbs. of muscle and single-mindedness; gentle giants, for the most part. However, getting…

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Kale Raab Salad with Chickpeas and Ricotta

CRISPY KALE RAAB, CHICKPEA, AND RICOTTA SALAD Ingredients                                                                                                                         Serves 4 1 bag of kale raab, rinsed and trimmed 1 15 ounce can of chickpeas, drained or equivalent amount of cooked chickpeas (available in our grocery section) 2 cloves garlic, sliced 3 tablespoons of good quality olive oil, plus more for drizzling sea salt 1…

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Fresh Spuds

Fresh Spuds

Last November we ran into two issues on the farm; rain and storage. The weather had turned bad and we were harvesting more mud than spud. J We’d also run out of room to store any more potatoes. So we left them in the ground, anticipating that the rainy and freezing last winter would kill…

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Caramelized Leeks and Cabbage

Caramelized Leeks and Cabbage

We know some people aren’t huge fans of cabbage, because it can be bitter. Want to know some good news? It’s actually really, incredibly easy to make caramelized cabbage that isn’t bitter, bland or boring. Here’s what you’ll need: Caramelized Leeks and Cabbage 1 medium leek (or 1 medium onion) 1 1/2 tablespoon butter (or…

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There is a New Superfood

There is a New Superfood

I can’t quite get my mind around it, but Lettuce is the new super food. It is a new variety of lettuce created by a team of researcher breeders from Rutgers University. Nutritional breeding is the newest frontier, where in a lab a single plant cell is selected and “grown out”. From these single cell…

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March to Health

March to Health

Reposted from a March 2014 newsletter. Here we are in March, where days of sun give hope for spring and colorful crocuses push through the stiff dirt in protest of those long dark winter days. It’s also the month where we’re focusing on health. I was asked to talk to you all about my tips…

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