Valarie Russell on August 13th, 2019

A refreshing soup on a hot day. The flavors of the fresh vegetables blend together nicely. This is a soup I make again and again.   2 cups tomato juice 4 medium tomatoes, peeled and finely chopped 1/2 cup chopped seeded peeled cucumber 1/3 cup finely chopped onion 1/3 cup finely chopped red bell pepper […]

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Valarie Russell on June 25th, 2019

I never dreamed I would ever like hummus let alone Baba Ganoush, but I was pleasantly surprised I like both.  I’m definitely not a fan of eggplant but over the years I have slowly become one. This recipe is a quick, easy and a healthy snack. It makes an awesome dish to serve when friends […]

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Valarie Russell on June 4th, 2019

A healthy, raw Chard Salad, packed with summer veggies and chickpeas- vegan and gluten free, this hearty Mediterranean Salad tastes great stuffed into a toasted Pita. 4–6 cups shredded chard 1 colored pepper – sliced 4 sliced radishes – sliced ½ cucumber – sliced 6 cherry tomatoes- cut in half or tomato cut in wedges […]

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Valarie Russell on May 15th, 2019

Asparagus makes a striking topping on this easy-to-assemble tart. Kenny absolutely loves this; I have made it three times for him this asparagus season. 1 sheet frozen puff pastry (10×15 inches), thawed ¼ cup sour cream 2 Roma tomatoes, sliced thin 1lb. asparagus, cleaned and trimmed 2 cloves garlic, diced or grated ½ small onion, sliced thin […]

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Valarie Russell on June 12th, 2018

This recipe is a quick and flavorful way to use up an otherwise unassuming gourd. Simply baked with a slathering of marinara sauce, a sprinkling of cheese, and topped with crispy toasted garlic breadcrumbs (perhaps the best part of the entire thing). It’s like a deconstructed eggplant parmesan… but with squash (although you could very […]

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Valarie Russell on September 19th, 2017

This hummus is crazy delicious. It’s savory, creamy, smoky, subtly spiced, slightly sweet from the squash and lemony. This is the perfect dip to have on hand for a week of healthy snacking. It would also be great for entertaining or taking along to parties. It gets its flavor from both roasted and fresh garlic, […]

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Valarie Russell on July 18th, 2017

A new feature this week… “Guest Post”  this is something I have been kicking around a bit and decided to try it out. I thought of asking our customers to send me pictures with recipes of their creations using our produce. So if anyone is interested just let me know or send me your story. […]

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Valarie Russell on July 4th, 2017

If you’ve never tried them, you must, they’re a creamy, sweet, nutty, summertime treat (some even say they taste like artichoke).  It’s kind of a shame to cut them because  the original flying-saucer shape is so fun and unique but truth be told, I was just looking for a quick clean and delicious side dish and […]

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Valarie Russell on May 9th, 2017

It’s that time of year… fresh asparagus is plentiful; this is a recipe I tried out on Kenny, he approved. I love growing fresh herbs, French tarragon is among my favorites. Although tarragon is not winter hardy around here it grows lovely indoors. Be sure and check out my herb selection at the farmers market and pick yourself up a […]

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Valarie Russell on November 15th, 2016

Well this is my latest creation… caused by accident.  I just came back from Florida and brought with me bunches of fresh oranges, my thoughts were to make marmalade.  Having received the beautiful bottle of Orange Balsamic Vinegar for Christmas last year, I thought I might add a bit to my marmalade.  Well, not thinking […]

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