Creamy Beet and Basil Risotto

A summer “twist” on the classic Italian risotto recipe.Risotto is a traditional Northern Italian rice dish. You have likely experienced its deliciousness in Italian restaurants or have made the dish at home for a special meal.When I crave “comfort foods”, risotto is always a go-to dish for me. I adore the creaminess and cheesiness of…

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…

Baked Strawberry, Rhubarb and Parsley Crisp

A delicious and easy summer crisp using strawberries and parsley from Taproot Farm CSA, Week 1!Strawberries and rhubarb, a classic early summer combination. Growing up, I would always have strawberry rhubarb pie this time of year (paired with ice cream of course!). There wasn’t a farm stand in Lancaster County that wasn’t stocked with these…

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…

Root Vegetable Greens and Strawberry Smoothie

A smooth, earthy smoothie to welcome Taproot Farm CSA, Week 1! TGIF and Happy WEEK ONE of CSA Season to my Taproot Farm Friends! I can’t believe it’s the start of my THIRD season of recipe creation – time has flown. Thank you Ola and Taproot Farm team for this great opportunity. I cross post…

Flourless Banana Pancakes

An easy recipe to try at home with your “aged” bananas and a few simple ingredients! Happy weekend, friends, followers and first time blog visitors! 🙂 I know this isn’t a typical week/weekend for many of us as the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s hard to know what to do during this time –…

Spicy Kale, Bacon and Asiago Spaghetti Squash “Pasta”

When you want pasta, bacon AND to eat more vegetables, this recipe does the trick! I love creating new versions of spaghetti squash “pastas”! If you’ve been following my blog, you may have seen the recipes I’ve had for Vegan Pad Thai, Fresh Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Spaghetti Squash “Pasta”, and Watermelon Radish, Shishito Pepper…

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…

Roasted Root Vegetable Ratatouille

A root vegetable “twist” on a traditional ratatouille recipe. The first time I saw traditional ratatouille was as a cartoon in (you guessed it) the Disney movie “Ratatouille”. The dish always looked so beautiful with its sliced colorful vegetables perfectly arranged. Although my version is far from perfect looking, the colors and placement of the thin…