Valarie Russell on October 22nd, 2013

“When your favorite apple is in season, pick up a bunch and make this luscious pie filling that freezes beautifully. Sliced apples are partially cooked on top of the stove with water, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg. Then you can ladled into containers and freeze. Then you can use them anytime for a delicious easy dessert. […]

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Valarie Russell on October 15th, 2013

This is a quick and easy dessert recipe, I always use our Mutzu apples and local maple syrup.  I prefer a little less maple syrup for less sweetness especially when served with homemade whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. I hope you enjoy as much as we do.   5 apples – peeled, cored, and sliced 1/2 […]

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Valarie Russell on September 4th, 2013

Its apple time, so why not fix this delicious pie this week for your family.  I made this last night and Kenny will probably finish it tonight!   (9 inch) pie shell 5 cups apples – peeled, cored and sliced 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2/3 cup white sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground […]

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Valarie Russell on July 17th, 2013

Nothing about this recipe has anything to do with Russell Veggies or our produce…but it is delicious.  I  had bananas going to waste (cause we are so busy, we forget to eat them) so I decide to make Kenny some banana bread.  I usually use applesauce to make sure it’s moist, but this time I […]

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Valarie Russell on November 21st, 2012

I don’t usually follow a recipe, but wrote one down this time so I could share. The amount of sugar used will depend on the type of apples used. I have cooked these for years with apples we have leftover, and are on their way to the compost pile… ripe but not quite there. These […]

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Valarie Russell on November 21st, 2012

You probably take pumpkin pie from canned pumpkin for granted.  You’re there, the can is there, there’s a pumpkin on the label… open it and mix it up with spices to make a pie, right?  Ah, but a pumpkin pie made from a fresh pumpkin tastes so much better than the glop that was processed […]

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Valarie Russell on October 24th, 2012

Buttercup Squash are part of the Turban squash family (hard shells with turban-like shapes) and are a popular variety of winter squash. This squash has a dark-green skin, sometimes accented with lighter green streaks.  It has a sweet and creamy orange flesh. This squash is much sweeter than other winter varieties. Buttercup Squash can be […]

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Valarie Russell on September 26th, 2012

This is a wonderful substitute for apple pie.  You can leave the peel on Asian pears to increase nutrients and save time. Additional mix-ins such as fresh or dried cranberries, pecans or almonds could be included as well.  Quick and delicious!   4 cups Asian pears, sliced or diced 2 tbsp. margarine ¾ cup quick-cooking oats ¼ […]

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Valarie Russell on August 6th, 2012

Several years ago when we first started at the New Albany Farmer’s Market we had some one come and ask for the biggest zucchini we had.  The ones we had were actually not BIG enough for him, he asked us to bring the over-grown ones we would be throwing out.  So for the entire season […]

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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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