Salmon with house leeks and lemon thyme

Salmon with house leeks and lemon thyme I had some thyme left from our csa bag, and I was brainstorming how to use it for dinner. Tomorrow is our next csa pick up, so I wanted to have last weeks vegetables used up. I like salmon with thyme, and house leeks are supposed to taste…

Bush cherries and Cherry trees: Ripening fruit

The cherries are getting ripe! As we get close to the time for the Traverse City Cherry festival, we have been checking all the cherry trees for ripe fruits. There have been a few ripe cherries each day and several more on the way. Our tree cherries are getting ripe, but so are the bush…

Baby apples!

Scarlet surprise Prarie spy Golden delicious Baby apples Scarlet surpise, Prarie spy, and Golden delicious apples are three of our apple trees in the orchard that are starting to produce this year! The first 2 varieties are not so easy to find at the store. And Golden delicious apples are delicious, in applesauce especially. I…

Radish mini challenge: #1 The Cincinnati radish

In the effort to increase diversity, one mini challenge is to pick different varieties of the vegetables that we eat all the time. So, we have the Radish mini challenge. Our first radish of the challenge: the cincinnati radish. It is a red icicle type radish, and we are going to use it in salad….

Wild harvested greens for the dinner plate

Can you identify the greens in my dinner? We were out of veggies, and not going to the store until next morning, so my husband came back with some wild harvested greens for the dinner plate. When we do a wild harvest my husband gravitates usually toward tree leaves and bitter greens. Often there will…

Kohlrabi slaw: A Crunchy Treat for Early Spring

Kohlrabi Slaw Kohlrabi slaw is a great salad for winter or early spring. Using 2 colors of kohlrabi, carrots, and an apple, cut matchstick style, this colorful crunchy salad is just the right mix of green and sweet. For a little extra bite I add some radishes, not shown in this image. Print Kohlrabi slaw…

Banana Flour Pancakes: gluten-free and grain-free

Pancakes for breakfast Pancakes are a favorite breakfast food around here. Usually we add in some fruit, nuts and berries to make them extra special. We have been making gluten free pancakes for a while now, but our new cooking challenge is the grain free pancake. Everyone loves banana pancakes in our house, so it…

Kale Berry Salad: How Many Varieties Of Kale Are There?

Craving Fresh Greens In the spring I am always craving salad. After months of root vegetables and preserved foods from last years garden, I am ready for something fresh. The wild greens are just sprouting, and the garden is newly planted, but kale is still available from hoop houses and cold frames. I decided to…