| Apr 26, 2010
| 4:33 PM
I think itâs been pretty well established by now that as a vegetable gardener, Iâm a pretty good cook. As if I needed another reminder, the other day, I went out to tend to the last of my winter vegetable......
| Jun 16, 2011
| 4:34 PM
I do not know about you, but with the continual rain, sometimes hot, muggy, and extremely cool weather this spring, I completely missed the two …...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 9:22 PM
Kale, kohlrabi and caramelized onion frittatas with farmer’s market cheese; overnight yeast waffles with fresh cherry jam; roasted tomatoes on the vine with garlic, fresh oregano and olive oil; a hearty salad of beets, green beans, radish, potatoes,...
| Oct 1, 2010
| 3:14 PM
For many family farmers, harvest is the busiest time of the year, leaving little time to actually cook what they grow.
Consequently, many of them rely on recipes that are quick, simple and often ready to feed a crowd.
We recently asked busy farmers ...
| Oct 13, 2010
| 7:15 AM
215 N. Clinton Street
Prairie Gras Cafe
601 Skokie Boulevard
Apple and Cabbage Slaw
2 cups fresh white cabbage,...
| Apr 6, 2010
| 11:44 AM
Katherine Ryder learned an important lesson on her 55th birthday: Don't poke holes in potatoes before boiling them.
"With mashed potatoes, I never could really quite get it, and I never really understood why," the Las Vegas woman explains of her habit of...
| Apr 21, 2010
| 9:59 AM
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Pan Seared Scallops with Sauteed Morel Mushrooms, Ramps and Roasted Beets, with Pea Foam
3 scallops, cleaned
4 morel mushrooms, washed and sliced lengthwise into quarters
| Apr 25, 2010
The grocery store looms large. And larger. So large that it comes with road map, rest stop and radio station. Which fills the rotisserie-scented air with the chipper pitch for the weekly special and the downbeat rock standard. Generally U2's "I Still...
| May 4, 2010
| 3:21 PM
It's that time of year when winter's star vegetables wear out their welcome. Parsnips? Been there. Turnips? Done that. Potatoes, mashed, hashed, roasted or fried?
Check, check, check, yawn.
In short, it's time to start mixing it up a bit in the root...
| May 23, 2010
Bindlestiffs, Fruit Tramps and the Harvesting of the West
Hill and Wang: 336 pp., $28
Given the legislation recently passed in Arizona, designed to send all those pesky undocumented workers back south of the border, it's ironic to...
| Jun 8, 2010
| 2:18 PM
The tension builds as the announcement nears. Will the 2010 Herb of the Year be mint or another perennial favorite? Has garlic -- not really an herb, but a contender nonetheless -- sufficiently ramped up its campaign?
The envelope arrives and the...