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 November 21st, 2012

This recipe was actually taken from Mary C. Crowley’s “Hostess Delights” Cookbook that I received many years ago. Mary C. Crowley was the founder and President of Home Interiors & Gifts, Inc and my aunt “Jo”  worked with her for years. Jo gave me a copy of this wonderful cookbook, and it has been a […]

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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 September 24th, 2012

I wanted to make something savory and packed with flavor, enough to be a meal all on its own. Acorn squash has 145% of your daily recommended intake of Vitamin A, along with Vitamin C, B, folate, and a hefty dose of beta carotene! Add in the black beans for protein, the tomatoes as an […]

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Valarie Russell on September 19th, 2012

Acorn squash’s natural shape makes it just right for stuffing. This filling has Mediterranean flair: olives, tomato paste, white beans and Feta cheese. Serve with: Mixed green salad, a crusty baguette and crisp white wine, such as Pinot Grigio.   2 medium acorn squash, halved and seeded 1 teaspoon plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, […]

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Valarie Russell on August 13th, 2012

Some of you may have seen these zucchini on Saturday at the market; others of you got them in your “Basket of the Week”. I thought I might share a recipe or two with you so you might use them this week. The first one is a stuffed  zucchini recipe I found on soupbelly.com and tried […]

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Valarie Russell on July 30th, 2012

This is a recipe that my niece, Amanda from Seattle, fixed this weekend and passed on to us. I decided to fix it this evening since we have an abundance of zucchini and always need a new recipe to use some of it up. It was wonderful, I wanted to share it with all of you. Hope you enjoy […]

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Valarie Russell on July 23rd, 2012

Many moons ago, Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest discovered the pleasures of planking—cooking fish on wood over a smoldering fire. Plank grilling is easy. It’s fast and tastes phenomenal. Start with precut wood planks from Russell Veggies or get some from the local cooking stores. Cedar, cherry, hickory, pecan, maple, apple and alder work […]

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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 February 11th, 2012

This is Kenny’s newest absolute favorite soup, and I can have it on the table in 30 minutes. I should have double the recipe, as Kenny ate six bowls yesterday! The flavors blend and make the soup even better the next day (if someone doesn’t eat it all the first day).  Hope you enjoy this […]

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