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  • Lovin’ Fresh: Panko Breaded Eggplant Recipe

    Lovin’ Fresh is a series of recipes designed to showcase produce gathered from local farms or grown in my own garden. Without fail, every trip to a diner sees eggplant parmesan on my plate.  I mean, seriously, you could bet your entire life savings on me getting eggplant parmesan – for me it’s the quintessential […] More

  • Lovin’ Fresh: Cold Summer Soup Recipe

    Lovin’ Fresh is a series of recipes designed to showcase produce gathered from local farms or grown in my own garden. It’s almost here and I thought I’d better prepare all of you for it.  It’s the ying to the yang of vegetable gardening.  Those of you that are fortunate enough to have a little […] More

  • Lovin’ Fresh: Green Bean Risotto Recipe

    Lovin’ Fresh is a series of recipes designed to showcase produce gathered from local farms or grown in my own garden. Okay, I have a secret to share.  No, it’s not the formula for calculating the volume of a square container with tapered sides (a recent question in my Math for the Green Industry class), […] More

  • Lovin’ Fresh: Three Bean Salad

    Lovin’ Fresh is a series of recipes designed to showcase produce gathered from local farms or grown in my own garden. Today’s recipe is a fresh, healthy, and quite seasonal.  Truth be told, it’s not terribly creative as I’m sure you’ve all had some form of Three Bean Salad at a family reunion or other summer potluck […] More

  • Lovin’ Fresh: Floral Summer Salad Recipe

    Lovin’ Fresh is a series of recipes designed to showcase produce gathered from local farms or grown in my own garden. Gardening brings so much pleasure and beauty to my life.  I’m really pleased with how my little plot has been progressing over the past few months.  A friend who stopped by my garden the […] More

  • Lovin’ Fresh: Berry Cherry Pie Recipe

    Lovin’ Fresh is a series of recipes designed to showcase produce gathered from local farms or grown in my own garden. Hurry!  It’s almost over!  Like any good thing, the blueberry season is all too short, and the smart cook embraces it for all its worth while it’s here.  The same could be said about […] More

  • Lovin’ Fresh: Vanilla Rose Spritzer Recipe

    Lovin’ Fresh is a series of recipes designed to showcase produce gathered from local farms or grown in my own garden. I bet you and your friends have a few summertime traditions. An annual 4th of July BBQ? Maybe a no-excuses-we’re-going-to-the-beach-the-same-weekend-every-year outing? Or perhaps a camping trip instead? A group of my friends, who have […] More

  • Lovin’ Fresh: Red Potato & Sauteed Greens Salad Recipe

    Lovin’ Fresh is a series of recipes designed to showcase produce gathered from local farms or grown in my own garden.   No matter how much I enjoy them, I always feel a little strange about eating dandelion greens.  It’s also strange to think about somebody purposely growing dandelions, don’t you think?  But the truth is, […] More

  • Lovin’ Fresh: Lavender Ice Cream Recipe

    Lovin’ Fresh is a series of recipes designed to showcase produce gathered from local farms or grown in my own garden.   I’m really putting my lavender plants to work already this summer.  First a bubbly lavender lemonade, and now lavender scented ice cream!  I’m running to catch up to the bandwagon here, flagging it down like […] More

  • Lovin’ Fresh: Sautéed Greens Over Spelt

    Lovin’ Fresh is a series of recipes designed to showcase produce gathered from local farms or grown in my own garden.   We’re in full swing with the growing season in the mid-Atlantic region.  I certainly enjoy all the fresh produce spilling out of my garden, but none tickle my taste buds quite so much as […] More

  • Lovin’ Fresh: Lavender Lemon Homemade Soda Recipe

    Herbal homemade soda is quite simple actually. Almost any herb can be used to make an infused simple syrup that then goes on to flavor some form of bubbly (seltzer, tonic water, ginger ale, and so forth). I’m anticipating coming up with several other combinations using the herbs in my tea garden. More

  • Lovin’ Fresh: Spicy Sauteed Beets Recipe

    Lovin’ Fresh is a series of recipes designed to showcase produce gathered from local farms or grown in my own garden.   With the rising costs of food (and everything else to boot), I’m sure I’m not the only one who has vowed to be more frugal with menus by using up what’s already in the fridge before heading to […] More

  • Lovin’ Fresh: Kohlrabi & Squash Empanadas Recipe

      Lovin’ Fresh is a series of recipes designed to showcase produce gathered from local farms or grown in my own garden.   Kohlrabi season is upon us!  Rejoice and partake! And it looks like I’m not the only one finding locally grown kohlrabi in the kitchen.  I am ridiculously fond of kohlrabi, perhaps somewhat in part due […] More

  • Lovin’ Fresh: Roasted Beet and Cucumber Salad Recipe

    Lovin’ Fresh is a series of recipes designed to showcase produce gathered from local farms or grown in my own garden.   Reading Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant, which is where today’s recipe comes from, got me thinking about the pleasure and occasional shame that is a solo diner’s.   In a restaurant, dining alone, you may cower, […] More

  • Lovin’ Fresh: Beet Salad with Orange & Fennel

    Lovin’ Fresh is a series of recipes designed to showcase produce gathered from local farms or grown in my own garden.   I love eating with my eyes first.  I know many a foodie has said that before, but the look of a dish can often mean more to me than the taste.  Lucky for everyone, this […] More

  • Lovin’ Fresh: Herbed Croutons Recipe

    Lovin’ Fresh is a series of recipes designed to showcase produce gathered from local farms or grown in my own garden.  It’s been brought to my attention that croutons aren’t “much of an entry” (this from a man that goes pale at the mere mention of his participation in the nightly dinner preparations), but I […] More

  • Lovin’ Fresh: Eggless Sorrel Quiche Recipe

    Lovin’ Fresh is a series of recipes designed to showcase produce gathered from local farms or grown in my own garden. Quiche is something I covet, particularly for brunch.  I personally enjoy it more when chilled, but any and all quiche is welcome to apply within (my mouth).   When my partner and I met, he […] More

  • Lovin’ Fresh: Fiddlehead Ferns

    Lovin’ Fresh is a series of recipes designed to showcase produce gathered from local farms or grown in my own garden What’s your favorite mythological creature? Unicorns? The Loch Ness Monster?  The Yetti?  Lake Champlain’s Champ?  El Chupacabra?  Up until yesterday, I might have said the Fiddlehead, had I been asked.   Like all the previously […] More

  • Lovin’ Fresh: Carrot Cake

    Lovin’ Fresh is a series of recipes designed to showcase produce gathered from local farms or grown in my own garden. I tip my hat to the plate in the picture below – without it I likely wouldn’t have made cake with sweet little Purple Haze and Kinko carrots, making the best carrot cake ever […] More

  • Lovin’ Fresh: Soup Blueprint

    Lovin’ Fresh is a series of recipes designed to showcase produce gathered from local farms or grown in my own garden.  I know that my timing might seem a little off for writing a post about soup in April when most folks are soup-happy in November.  But the way I see it, there are still […] More

  • Lovin’ Fresh: Apple Dumplings

    Lovin’ Fresh is a series of recipes designed to showcase produce gathered from local farms or grown in my own garden. I love cooking with my mom.  She’s got all this amazing know-how that you just don’t find in cookbooks.  And she has a couple of recipes that I don’t dare mess with on my […] More

  • Farm Fresh: Grilled Baby Bok Choy

    Farm Fresh is a series of recipes designed to showcase produce gathered from local farms or grown in my own garden. It’s only April but I’m already thinking about breaking out my grill. My grill is, well, not something to really write home about, or, for that matter, to write a blog post about. I […] More

  • Urban + Farming = Oxymoron?

    According to the Population Reference Bureau, nearly 80 percent of you probably live in an urban area. Some of you may be lucky enough to have a weekly farmers market in a nearby city park or square, but I wonder if you’ve ever thought there might be an actual farm near you. Over the past […] More