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Early Season Veggies

Spring is here and with it comes our first vegetables of the season Our recipe in this issue features some of them: asparagus, radish and the lovely chive. Asparagus comes in different varieties, green, being the most common but look for purplish or European white. Asparagus is a great source of folic ...read more

For the Love of Cooking

Farm women are some of the best cooks! The three farm women featured in this issue share some of their favorite recipes which they love to make. They hope you enjoy them as much as their husbands do.

Tray Bake Veggies & Meat Loaf

Tray baking has become a popular technique for home cooks. It saves dishes and frees the cook up from tending to the stove top. As a cook I like this technique as it intensifies flavor by concentrating natural sugars as it roasts or finishing with a broil. Some tips for successful ...read more

Handmade & Heartwarming Gifts

As we wrap up the year welcoming in the holidays, the kitchen is a perfect workshop to create gifts from your hands and heart. As a former loyal 4-H member I loved the symbols of Head, Heart, Hands, Health. It was a great influence on my culinary career and has stayed ...read more

Fall Favorite: Sweet Potatoes

Fall is a wonderful time of year for cooking. The weather is cooling; the vegetables are plentiful. One of those fall vegetables is sweet potatoes. They are nutritious, easy to prepare and very versatile. Sweet potatoes are a wonderful source of beta carotene; they also provide Vitamin A, C, B6 and the ...read more

How sweet it is!

Sweet corn season is here. Corn picked fresh from the field and placed on the grill is a wonderful treat.Mexican street corn called Elote is a favorite of many. It is corn on the cob gilled then coated with salt, chile powder, butter, cotija cheese, lime juice and mayonnaise or crema ...read more

Ah, Asparagus

Spring is here. Soon we will be out gathering those first shoots of spring. Rhubarb, arugula, herbs and asparagus, to name just a few. Let’s take a closer look at asparagus. It is very easy to prepare and cooks quickly, a nice contrast to the tough skinned, long cooking winter roots. Asparagus ...read more

Warm Up with Warm Drinks

Winter is a time we crave the comfort of sipping warm drinks. It’s important to stay hydrated in the winter, as much as the warm weather months. Select beverages that have little added sugar, sodium or saturated fats but provide health enhancing ingredients. Tea is a favorite of many, very simple to ...read more

Holiday Food

The holidays are a special time of year. Yes, this year will look a bit different than many of our traditional gatherings, but one thing that stays the same is the special food we share and enjoy. Some of us like to stick with the traditional foods served each year. Others prefer ...read more

Squash Season

Fall is a wonderful time for squash.  Squash comes in many varieties: spaghetti squash, acorn squash, butternut squash and pumpkin. These varieties are referred to as winter squash because they are harvested in the fall and will keep well through the winter months. When selecting squash look for a hard, tough rind ...read more