At last we learn what to do with the carrot tops. Here is a recipe in which you can use these tops. This is a delightful coincidence. My friend, Mary Holmes, board president of Innovative Farmers of Ohio, told me and some friends about the wonderful soup she had made and then surprised us all by telling us that she used carrot top. We were puzzled until she told us to check Deborah Madison’s book, Local Flavors. Deborah who is a friend of mine is a great advocate of local foods-- here is her recipe with some modifications.
"I just used some of the products we've been getting from you guys to make a pretty delicious macaroni and cheese dish. I wrote this down from memory so hopefully it's accurate. It uses the smoked cheddar and Mayfield Gouda along with an heirloom corn chip topping." - Blair S.
Cold weather calls for soups, and this simple, hearty, smokey soup does just the trick: root vegetables get simmered and pureed with an intoxicating blend of savory spices and then beefed up with chunks of smoked sausage and curly green kale. The perfect meal after a long day full of winter chores, hopefully next to a fireplace.
I really wanted a grilled cheese and tomato soup because it was one of those chill-you-to-the-bone days. Of course, it being February, there were no tomatoes or basil leaves in the garden-- just snow. But I did have a quart of our frozen tomatoes on hand, as well as a few sweet potatoes and cubes of minced basil in olive oil that I put up last summer. I pulled up our Tomato Basil Soup recipe, tweaked it a little, and I found my perfect for winter, warm-up soup. Enjoy!
Sometimes you just want a pot of chili but you don't want to simmer a billion ingredients all day. We streamlined a simple bean and beef chili recipe, but because we wanted to cook once and eat it for lunch all week we packed in a few cups of cubed squash to stretch it.
Meatloaf is the ultimate comfort food, and this simple, classic version is super simple!
Think of your favorite cheesy, broccoli and bacon stuffed potatoes but for a crowd! Read the whole recipe before you begin-- if you get all the parts prepped and ready, the whole meal will take less than 30 minutes to prepare.
Spicy, sweet, bacony butternut squash baked beans-- who could ask for anything more?
Garlic, rosemary, parmesan and toasty cauliflower light up this grain and kale salad. If you don't have spelt berries, try wild rice, bulgar or quinoa. Can be made without the parmesan for vegan prep.