Broiled Green Tomatoes and Fresh Peaches

Peaches and tomatoes are a beautiful combination. I enjoy this dish because it combines the warmth of broiled tomatoes with the coolness of fresh cut peaches. Having the tomatoes heated as well brings forth a more savory flavor and cuts back on acidity, which pairs nicely with the peach sweetness. For an appetizer, light meal…

Overnight Crunchy Pickled Peppers

A quick and easy pickling recipe to try at home!Quick pickling has easily become one of my new favorite ways to prepare crunchy, flavorful vegetables to add to sandwiches, salads, pasta, egg scrambles – you name it! A lot of quick pickling methods use hot water to ensure the vegetables are pickled at a faster…

Basil, Peach and Goat Cheese Toast

A simple sweet and savory toast perfect any time of the day.Simple summer recipes are incredibly enjoyable. Especially on hot July days, when it’s somewhat unimaginable to have to turn on a stove for any sustained period of time. Local peach season is one of my absolute favorites. Like all the summer fruits, I wait…

Tempura Fried, Triple Cheese Stuffed Squash Blossoms

A must-try summer cuisine.  In my opinion, squash blossoms are a must-try in the world of edible flowers. The beautiful blossoms are delicate and delicious, and can be eaten raw or cooked. I grew up most of my life not knowing these were the summer cuisine I was missing out on. Squash blossoms are prepared a…

Crispy Kale, Mushroom and Goat Cheese Quesadillas

A quick and easy dinner made with kale and topped with parsley from Taproot Farm CSA, Week 1!Anybody else intimidated by large bunches of kale? I love kale, but sometimes I look at a large bunch and slightly panic – how am I going to use ALL of this. That’s where these quesadillas come in…

Apple and Fennel Salad

The perfect crunchy, nutritious, and filling treat as the weather starts to cool down. I can’t believe this is my final recipe of the Taproot Farm Summer CSA season. For those of you who have followed along, made my recipes, and shared feedback, thank you so much! I am greatly looking forward to the next 7…

Roasted Maple & Fennel Buttercup Winter Squash

A simple and delicious way to enjoy buttercup winter squash – roasted in the oven and topped with some fun flavor combinations. Fall/winter squash are some of my favorite vegetables to create with as the weather starts to cool down. There’s so many ways to prepare the squash and mix it in to a variety…

Quick and Crispy Lacinato Kale Chips

A “healthier” change-up from standard potato chips and bakes in under 10 minutes! Kale chips have become increasingly popular over the past number of years. Admittedly, I have tried more kale chips I’ve disliked than ones I’ve actually enjoyed haha! Especially because when I have a kale chip, I expect them to have that same crisp “crunch” that…

Big Beautiful Beet, Carrot and Cucumber Salad

In the mood for a refreshing weekday salad? Check out this simple and delicious recipe! I love making big salads for lunch and dinner! It’s a great way to use a number of ingredients in your refrigerator and also get a healthy, nutritious meal in. The colors in this recipe remind me of autumn – all…

Pan Fried Pumpkin, Sage and Cheese Squash Blossoms

Tying in the last of the summer squash blossoms with some fun fall flavors! One of my very first Taproot Farm CSA shares of the summer had beautiful squash blossoms. They were so delicious, and as I was strolling through the West Reading Farmer’s Market the other weekend I spotted one sole bag and had to snatch…