Desperately Seeking Dinner


It’s 6 o’clock, you just came home from work or where ever, and your family wants dinner. You open the refrigerator, the freezer, the pantry, but you don’t know what to make. This is the time of day that many people cringe over. For me, how I tackle this dreaded time of day is by… [Read More]

Cranberry and Raisin Zucchini Bread


With the summer nearing an end, and fall not quite here, I feel the change that is about to come in the morning air. Don’t you? It is a little cooler and slightly damp. The afternoons here in Chicago have been hot and humid, though. Still, my garden is producing. Even though some of the… [Read More]

Farm Kitchen Recipe: Quinoa with Tomato and Cucumber


It has been a couple of months since I started my “stage” (a term used by culinary students or chefs when working in a restaurant for no pay and to gain work experience) at the farm kitchen. This is probably the closest I will come to culinary school. When I started, one of the first… [Read More]

Turkey Burgers with Fresh Herbs/Kale and Spinach Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette and Pumpkin Seeds


I’m making dinner time healthier at our house. This was a request from my husband, who started training for an urban triathlon that he is doing in a couple of months. So, I am going to have to start thinking of more healthy meals, which isn’t such a bad idea anyway. This is where the… [Read More]