Growing up, Thanksgiving celebrations were always different. Every year there were different faces at the table – and sometimes it was just the four or five of us. Sometimes it was a whole turkey, others, a stuffed turkey breast. But one thing that does remain constant, year after year, is the soup. Rice soup, to be...

Every year, I discover at least one new vegetable at the farmers market that I’ve never had before. A few years ago, that vegetable was delicata squash. Since then, it has grown to be my FAVORITE winter squash due to its thinner skin and wonderful texture. Sorry butternut, you’re just too hard to peel and cut. Last...

Toward the end of August, I start to freak out about the fact that I haven’t cooked enough corn and tomatoes. On the fear scale, it’s not at the top (definitely below scary, aggressive wasps), but it certainly gets me moving to the farmers market quicker than I’m used to moving. I know there will come a time when...

This heat is starting to get to me. I love being outdoors, but when there’s an excessive heat warning and Accuweather is telling me the RealFeel temperature is 103, that means I’m stuck indoors. And it also means I have to limit the amount of cooking I do. And this is really hard for me because I need more than a...

Some days in the kitchen are a bit more adventurous than others. I’ve wanted to put into action the ricotta recipe I got from Cherry Grove Farm’s cheese class, AND I had the chance to grab some tasty Hun Val Dairy Farm’s single-source, non-homogenized milk from Brick Farm Market. So it was simply foodie fate. I am not...

When I go to the farmers market, I rarely have a plan for what I will pick up. You have to let the produce speak to you! But at the same time, it can really feel like you’re on an episode of Chopped when you select items willy-nilly. It’s so rare that I’ve paired vegetables together and didn’t like the way they tasted. I...

Today I felt the need to honor my Irish heritage. But since I’m only 15% Irish, and because my grandma was never the good cook in the family (sorry grandma), I won’t be sharing any special Irish recipes. Instead, to celebrate Saint Patricks’ Day, I will be sharing some vibrant green recipes to get you inspired for...

The calendar may still indicate that it’s winter, but these beautiful 50, 60 and even 70-degree days have me cooking like its springtime! Lamb is a spring staple in our home, and Cherry Grove Farm has a great offering of cuts and sausage. I don’t know that too many people have ever had merguez sausage, but it’s a kind...

Getting a healthy, homemade dinner on the table in around 30 minutes sounds easy, but then when you try it’s like mission impossible. Can you really find a recipe that meets ALL the requirements: healthy, quick, delicious, filling, and seasonal? I’ve always been a meal planner, because food is more than sustenance to...

Are you ready to hear about the easiest yet most impressive gourmet meal you could ever make? Often when I get a great cut of meat, I start thinking about all of the things I could do with it. Dozens of dishes dance around in my head, spanning the globe in different preparation styles and spices. But more often than...