Raw Beet Salad

raw beet salad dressing recipe

I love beets. Boiled, roasted, Harvard beets – anything except pickled beets (sorry pickle lovers).  However, all the rain we’ve had this year has meant an abundance of big beets. So, I decided to branch out our beet repertoire and experiment by making a raw beet salad. We enjoyed it, although my younger son likes… Read more »

Kale With Bacon and Onions

We are fortunate to be able to pick kale in the winter that is growing in the garden under small greenhouse covers. In fact, overall kale tastes even better once it is exposed to a slight frost and it is very cold weather tolerant. While easy to grow, the hard part is getting my children… Read more »

Best Fries Ever

We have been making fresh cut french fries since growing our potatoes three years ago.  While we love fries I hate the cleanup.  Oil splattered all over the stove which seems to take days to completely clean.  I often debated about purchasing a deep fryer but every time I went to look at one I… Read more »

Sauteed Onion, Spinach and Mushrooms

“A great way to eat more leafy greens.” INGREDIENTS 1 onion, cut in half and sliced thin 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups cremini mushrooms, diced 8 cups spinach salt and pepper balsamic vinegar DIRECTIONS Slice onion into thin strips. Heat olive oil in pan, add onion and cook on medium-low, stirring often, until onions… Read more »

Sauteed Carrots With Rosemary And Lemon

“Sauteed carrots are a nice side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.” INGREDIENTS 4 large carrots 2 tablespoons butter 1 garlic clove, minced 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary zest and juice from one lemon DIRECTIONS Cook carrots until tender crisp. Slice diagonally and set aside. (This part can be done a day ahead and kept… Read more »

Roasted Potatoes

“The first year we grew our own potatoes was a great experience. We grew Yukon Gold, Norland and Russian Blue. It is amazing how much better a fresh potato tastes. I mixed all three colours when making roasted potatoes.” INGREDIENTS 1 – 1 1/2 pounds small or fingerling potatoes 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons… Read more »

Potatoes Au Gratin

“Parmesan cheese gives this gratin dish a real intense flavour.” INGREDIENTS 6 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced thin 1/2 cup chopped onion (1 medium) 2 large garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 cup flour 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 2 – 2 1/2 cups milk 1 cup grated parmesan cheese DIRECTIONS Preheat… Read more »

Grilled Asparagus With Prosciutto

“Barbequed asparagus has a more intense flavour which combines well with the saltiness of the prosciutto.” INGREDIENTS 12 asparagus spears 6 slices prosciutto or ham with prosciutto 2 slices provolone if desired olive oil DIRECTIONS Clean asparagus, break off bottom end so only tender spear is left. If using provolone, slice each piece into thirds,… Read more »

Green Beans With Balsamic-Shallot Butter

“Perfect for entertaining, this impressive side dish can be made ahead and assembled at the last minute.” INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 2 large shallots, finely chopped 4 tablespoons butter, room temperature 2 pounds green beans DIRECTIONS Combine vinegar and shallots in a small saucepan. Boil over medium heat until most of the vinegar is… Read more »

Campbell’s Green Bean Holiday Casserole

“Green bean casserole is a tradition for the holidays.” INGREDIENTS 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1/2 cup milk 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1 dash pepper 4 cups cooked green beans, cut 1 1/3 cups French’s French Fried Onions DIRECTIONS Mix soup, milk, soy sauce, pepper, beans and 2/3 cup onions in a casserole pan.… Read more »