Mini Challenge: Pick the Other Color

Old habits die hard It is so easy to get in the habit of eating the same foods over and over again! Here at One Thousand Foods we challenge you to change things up and try something new. This mini challenge is about taking something that you eat all the time, and picking another variety….

Flu-fighting Winter Root Salad Dressing

The Challenge The challenge to keep our diet full of diversity and variety is a little harder in the winter without access to all the fresh fruits and vegetable varieties from the local farms, markets and our own garden. But, even in the simple task of trying to stay healthy during the winter months when…

Delicata squash stuffed with highbush cranberry wild rice stuffing

Stuffed delicata squash I just ate the best meal I have ever lunch-boxed to work! Delicata squash stuffed with highbush cranberry and wild rice stuffing was amazing. Delicata squash was much sweeter than I expected making a nice contrast for the sour cranberries and the rustic wild rice. And, not in the recipe title, the…

The winter cold frame: Update

The winter cold frame I wasn’t sure how the greens would look after the 12°F cold nights we’ve been having. But, I was pleasantly surprised. Winter greens I am happy to report that the greens are still going strong after the cold 12°F. They could use a little water, which I plan to supply. And…

Dandelion greens with dinner

Dandelion greens Autumn, among other things, is one of the best times to experiment with greens. Dandelion greens aren’t that fancy or new to us, but they don’t taste as bitter when the weather is cool. And that makes them a great addition to any fall meal. These greens pictured above are from the grocery…

Okra- oven roasted

Oven roasted okra I was never much a fan of okra. I think I may have mentioned this before. I always thought of okra as slimy and I don’t really like my vegetables to be slimy. But, A few years back I discovered that I do like pickled okra, and just recently I decided to…

What to Grow in a Northern Fall Garden: In October

The fall garden I am just not ready to give up the garden. It is October and the farmers and gardeners around me are turning over the soil and putting their gardens to bed for the winter. Just the other night the temperature dipped down to 23°F. But, nestled in their cozy beds, my plants…

Updating the 1000 foods list

Wow, what a busy summer! We haven’t posted for a while, but we are hoping to start sharing soon some of the amazing foods and varieties that we have enjoyed over the summer. From the garden to the farmers market to the great outdoors, we have been pursuing health, adventure and culture in diversifying our…

The Extreme salad, inspired by Stephen Barstow: 30 ingredients or more

The Extreme Salad, inspired by Stephen Barstow, is becoming a new family meal time tradition. Stephen Barstow Stephen Barstow is the world record holder for making a salad with the most different varieties of plants. 537 different varieties of plants, all in one salad!!! That is inspiring. And, he lives in Norway near the arctic…