Kale and cucumber salad with toasted almonds – a summer into fall salad

I planted kale this spring and my plants are still growing really well. I just keep snipping leaves off every now and then and the kale keeps producing. I also have two prolific cucumber plants that give me about 5 cucumbers every day. Normally I think of kale as a fall crop, but since we’ve… Continue reading Kale and cucumber salad with toasted almonds – a summer into fall salad

Garden vegetable curry in a hurry

One night I had a lot of vegetables from my garden and needed to eat them all before they went bad. I had eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, and peppers and was feeling tired of making Italian inspired dishes with those ingredients. Having some potatoes and onions on hand, I thought I’d make a quick curry. It… Continue reading Garden vegetable curry in a hurry

Swiss chard and farro ricotta bake

Another recipe from my new favorite cookbook, Greens and Grains by Molly Watson. After planting swiss chard in our garden, it is quickly becoming my favorite green. I love the crinkly leaves with their buttery texture, the beautiful rainbow colored stems and the unique flavor. As I mentioned in my last post, I get bored… Continue reading Swiss chard and farro ricotta bake

Collard green and farro soup with sausage

On a recent trip to the library, I found what may be my new favorite cookbook. It’s called Greens and Grains by Molly Watson and is full of recipes for ….. greens and grains! Since we have a lot of kale, collard greens and swiss chard planted in the garden, we have a ton of… Continue reading Collard green and farro soup with sausage

Chicken and cheese tortellini soup with swiss chard

I love soup. It’s so warm, comforting, and depending on the soup, quick and easy to make. I particularly love this soup because it’s all of those things. Using the rotisserie chicken is a big short cut on time but not on flavor. I made this the other night because 1) I wanted a quick… Continue reading Chicken and cheese tortellini soup with swiss chard