Valarie Russell on September 5th, 2017

My latest infatuation is with the sweet flavor and hearty texture of kabocha squash, and when I saw these personal-sized beauties I knew I wanted to  stuff them. But with what? I wanted to match kabocha’s big flavor, so I opted for salty, spiced sausage, creamy ricotta and earthy sage. Add in red onion for […]

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Valarie Russell on July 25th, 2017

Another “Guest Post” this week… One of our regular patrons, Sue, was talking to Kenny at the market this past Saturday and shared this recipe with him. She said it was delicious.  I haven’t made it for him yet, but plan to one night soon. It does sound like something he would really like, especially […]

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Valarie Russell on October 27th, 2015

There comes a time every year when we start to get really excited about all the things we can roast and all the different hearty dinners we can make that warm us up and keep us feeling good…and this dish is no exception! Butternut squash has just the right touch of sweetness and basically goes great […]

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Valarie Russell on November 11th, 2014

While vacationing last week I discovered that the National Dish of Saint Maarten on the French side is Callaloo Soup (Caribbean Greens). It’s made with pork cubes, chicken stock, okra, hot pepper (habanero or Scotch Bonnet are typically used), onion, callaloo leaves (spinach like, so I used spinach) and other ingredients. This soup is really delicious […]

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Valarie Russell on October 7th, 2014

A good way to use up your “Basket of the Week”, or clean out the refrigerator. This recipe could easily be vegetarian by using vegetable broth in place of chicken broth. Makes a lot and freezes well. 1 T olive oil 1 c chopped onion (candy onion) 1 c sliced carrot 3/4 c sliced celery 3 […]

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Valarie Russell on July 21st, 2014

This is one of my favorite summer salads, it’s delicious as well as beautiful. A great way to make use of the veggies in season.  It could be a meal in it’s self, served with a hunk of skillet cornbread. Yummy!   2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed and drained 3 ears fresh cooked corn, kernels […]

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Valarie Russell on July 10th, 2013

This delicious recipe came from one of our valued customers, Mary, at the New Albany Farmer’s Market.  She shared with me that it was actually a recipe she had back in college many years ago. Here it is, although she never made it with fresh basil and oregano she thought it would be awesome. She said it taste even better […]

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Valarie Russell on July 1st, 2013

This is so delicious I could eat the entire bowl, and so simple anyone can make. I get tired of the same ole cucumber and onions in vinegar so I decided to try something a little different; so here it is.  No specific amounts are used in this… just however much you want to make for […]

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Valarie Russell on June 19th, 2013

My sister, Stephanie, sent me this recipe to share this summer when our veggies started coming in… well they’re in!  It looked so yummy I had to try it when we finally got our first tomatoes. Might I say…DELICIOUS, you have to try it for yourself! Last week my friend, Valerie, pass along the same recipe… […]

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Valarie Russell on August 8th, 2012

Have you ever walked around the produce section of your local store and located the display of recipe cards? The purpose of this is to make their customers purchase more, and it works well if customers pick them up and buy the ingredients used to complete the recipes. Well, last fall I was at Meijers and noticed […]

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