Valarie Russell on March 29th, 2016

This easy slow cooker soup is loaded with veggies, beans, and whole wheat pasta! It is the perfect meal for “Meatless Monday!  1 small red or yellow onion, diced  2 small carrots, diced  2 celery stalks, diced  4 cloves garlic, minced  1 1/2 cups fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces  1 (28 […]

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Valarie Russell on April 14th, 2015

Aah yes, I have a salad to share with you today. It’s fresh, healthy and full of color! A much needed departure from all the cooked foods we have been devouring lately. If you’re anything like us, we tend to eat more cooked foods in the winter. It seems to be somewhat instinctual but a good […]

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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 February 18th, 2014

Kenny loves soups in the winter, actually he likes them year around. I just don’t, I think soups are for cold winter days like today. This soup is one I thought up trying to make use of leftover ham.  In the past few years we stopped purchasing sliced ham from the deli because it is […]

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Valarie Russell on July 29th, 2013

Another great recipe for red cabbage that you should try, the dried cranberries and chopped walnuts gives this slaw a nice texture. 1/2 head red cabbage, thinly sliced and chopped 1/2 cup grated carrot 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup dried cranberries 1/4 cup chopped walnuts 1 tablespoon milk, or more as needed 1 tablespoon apple cider […]

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Valarie Russell on October 16th, 2012

This would be the perfect weekend to make this recipe, you can pick up everything you need for this recipe at the New Albany Farmer’s Market this weekend. Start by picking up your fresh beef at 3D Valley Farms, then stop by Sycamore Creek Herbs for your fresh herbs, then visit us at Russell Veggies […]

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Valarie Russell on February 22nd, 2012

Last month as you all know was the tragic sinking of the Costa Concordia cruise ship. My mom and I had the pleasure of experiencing that beautiful ship a few years ago while traveling in the Mediterranean.  I hadn’t thought much about that trip for awhile, but as soon as I heard of the tragedy […]

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Valarie Russell on December 15th, 2011

“Good luck will be yours when you enjoy a warm bowl of this hearty, spicy soup on New Year’s Day!” INGREDIENTS: 1 pound dry black-eyed peas (I used fresh peas we shelled this fall) 3 (10.5 ounce) cans beef broth 1 (1 ounce) package dry onion soup mix 1 pound smoked sausage, sliced (I preferred adding this […]

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