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  • Five Asparagus Facts

    We are in the midst of asparagus season, so it seems fitting to learn a bit about asparagus from its nutritional benefits to why it makes your pee smell funny. More

  • Asparagus is In Season Now

    Spring has arrived (finally in Michigan) and with it comes lovely vegetables like asparagus. Over the years this green spear has grown on me tremendously. So what makes this veggie so great? Here are the nutrition facts, and great preparation ideas! More

  • What Asparagus Tells Us About Our Food Future

    I’d like to make the case that asparagus, as a crop, is a prophetic vegetable.  How the global asparagus industry has changed gives us a window on how the rest of the US fresh produce market is likely to change over time. We Americans Love Asparagus, but… As you can see in the graph above, […] More

  • Awesome Perennial Plants: How To Grow Asparagus

    Asparagus commands a particularly high price in the supermarket, but you should not be content paying a lot of money for its delicious flavor. You can grow your own patch of asparagus in your home garden that will produce for years and years to come, as long as you plan well and tend it carefully in […] More

  • Alkaline Eating for Better Body Chemistry, PH Levels, and Overall Health

    Going to a body and nutrition expert with my husband is one of the best things we’ve done for ourselves. What was the key take away? Warning! Turn Alkaline! Turn Alkaline? Are we magicians? Well according to biochemists we are! You can change your body chemistry with what you eat! Chemicals have seeped into foods, […] More

  • A Delicious Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten Free Antipasto Salad

    A cool summer salad is the perfect side dish complement for a summer barbecue or dinner on a warm evening.  Many summer salads are mayonnaise based though and typically not too healthy.  Here’s a simple, healthy, and quite delicious antipasto salad. Here are the ingredients that you’ll need.  As always, I strive for the most […] More

  • Hearty Spring Flavors with Leftovers: Spinach and Asparagus Pasta

    June on our Wisconsin farm and B&B, Inn Serendipity, ushers in a few weeks of chaos.  Tending everything from gardens to B&B guests, June packs in a cornucopia of duties that take time away from the kitchen and savoring the abundance of the early summer season. Don’t get me wrong as I truly relish this […] More

  • Seasonal Foodies Eat This: Asparagus

    Though you can find asparagus at your supermarket almost all year long, asparagus is actually in season from March until June. Asparagus, a member of the lily family, is quite difficult to grow, causing this tasty treat to be a bit on the pricey side. Asparagus has been used since early on not only as […] More

  • Meatless Monday: An Old-Fashioned Idea, and Tahini for Breakfast!

    It’s that time of the week again: Meatless Monday!  While the initiative has recently become popular once again, Meatless Monday is actually a pretty old-fashioned idea!  It was first encouraged by the USDA during World War I in an effort to conserve food for US troops fighting overseas, along with Wheatless Wednesday.  The campaign was […] More

  • In Season: Greens and Asparagus, Early-to-Mid Spring

    In Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food, he explains that you can often follow the ripening of a certain vegetable northward, thus eating the exact same thing, in season, for weeks. It’s nice to know this, as I can look southward in anticipation for what will be coming next month. I can also consult a […] More