September 2, 2010
Tomatoes, summer squash and cabbage are highlighted using recipes from three sources: recipe box, text, and website
By Jenah Hensel
It's ok; I willfully admit that I am totally dependent upon technologies that were not even around five years ago. I just about die when I can’t take my laptop into my kitchen to get my favorite recipes from online. It’s also pretty great to watch tv on my mac while I cook large batches of freezer meals!
August 31, 2010
Winona State University’s geology department welcomes Richard Ojakangas, internationally recognized geology expert, to speak on “The World’s Oil and Global Warming” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, in Stark Auditorium.
The talk will illustrate the origin of oil, its decreasing abundance and increasing demand, the world's energy problems, and its relation to global warming.
There will be a reception preceding the talk at 3:15...
August 31, 2010
In this week's Grande box: Eggplant (two kinds), tomatoes (roma type and slicing), basil, mustard greens, purple beans, hot and sweet peppers, garlic, radishes, raspberries, watermelon
August 27, 2010
Potatoes are popular. Potatoes are big business. And it is no wonder. They grow well in different climates and soil types (including poor soil), they are storable, an inexpensive source of starchy calories, and nutritious. They are versatile - they can be boiled, steamed, baked, roasted, fried, mashed, grated and dehydrated. They can be curried, turned into soup or put into bread. Potatoes are the number one vegetable crop in both the world...
August 24, 2010
In this week's Grande box: Napa cabbage, mixed salad greens, arugula, white onions, watermelon, summer squash (zucchini and yellow), potatoes, cherry tomatoes, roma-type and slicing tomatoes. (some of you might get some radishes)
August 24, 2010
Emma Roth-Schwartz digs into the wide world of eggplants as the summer season winds down, highlighting eggplant spaghetti sauce, baba ganoush and french cornichons
By Emma Roth-Schwartz
It is eggplant time again! If this is not exactly the high point of your summer, just be patient; I have a treat for you at the end of the column. But if you love eggplant the way I do, this set of recipes is pitched directly at your home plate.
August 21, 2010
Cream of tomato soup is comfort food. The recipe in this post is for plain old comfortable cream of tomato soup. Not tomato bisque (they call it bisque when they want to charge more) or some other fancy concoction. Just plain old tomato soup. The kind you eat with a grilled cheese sandwich. The kind you can serve to a child. The kind that you crumble a few crackers into. The kind that shines when you make it with home grown and vine...
August 18, 2010
If you can boil water you can cook pasta. If you can cook pasta you will never lack for a quick, nutritious homemade meal. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination. (Note - this post primarily concerns dried pasta - the kind we associate with Italy. We will save the topic of Asian style pasta - usually just called noodles - for another day.)
August 17, 2010
In this week's grande box: Summer squash (yellow and zucchini), fresh basil, tomatoes, corn, watermelon, broccoli, purple beans (they turn green when cooked), peppers (2 hot, one sweet)
I had a great time last Friday afternoon at the Ridgedale library drop site. It was a pleasure to meet some of you in person and hear how you are doing with your CSA challenges. When someone tells me that they tried eggplant for the first time and my recipe...