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Parsley Lemonade

One stormy afternoon, Steve asked me to pick up cilantro.  Easy task,  right?  Instead, I brought home flat leaf parsley.  Since he doesn’t like parsley, I had to figure out what to do with it.  I decided to make ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Jun 05, 2014 |  Original Post

Wild Alaskan Salmon Cakes

Who would think that there would be a connection to wild caught Alaskan Salmon in Iowa?  Back when the snow was flying Campbell’s Nutrition hosted a CSA fair and I met Pete Woltz, the owner of Timber Ridge Cattle Company.  Pete is a ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: May 08, 2014 |  Original Post

Whole Wheat Honey Biscuits

by Deanne All the reading I did about Food Trends for 2014 got me hungry for biscuits.  So I followed Steve around the kitchen last night as he put together a batch of whole wheat honey biscuits.  He doesn’t follow recipes so I have to have ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Jan 14, 2014 |  Original Post

Whole Wheat Honey Biscuits

by Deanne All the reading I did about Food Trends for 2014 got me hungry for biscuits.  So I followed Steve around the kitchen last night as he put together a batch of whole wheat honey biscuits.  He doesn’t follow recipes so I have to have ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Jan 14, 2014 |  Original Post

No Food in the House Soup

by Deanne Have you ever come home from work and looked in the fridge to discover that there is no food in the house?  When I found myself in this situation, I challenged myself to respond like the chefs on CHOPPED.  Those inventive chefs compete ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Dec 21, 2013 |  Original Post

No Food in the House Soup

by Deanne Have you ever come home from work and looked in the fridge to discover that there is no food in the house?  When I found myself in this situation, I challenged myself to respond like the chefs on CHOPPED.  Those inventive chefs compete ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Dec 21, 2013 |  Original Post

Celery Root and Apple Bisque

by Deanne Here is a recipe I found in The Plant-Powered Diet by Sharon Palmer, RD.  This is the book that I mentioned in the  Phytos First post. When I looked in the CSA box, and saw celery root, I remembered this soup Francine made back when she ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Dec 09, 2013 |  Original Post

Mixed Up Kimchi

by Deanne Now that we are not running a restaurant and not living near our garden, we signed up for four weeks of a late season community supported agriculture (CSA) membership.  It is a great way to challenge our cooking and preparation skills. ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Nov 20, 2013 |  Original Post

Boo: Scary White Bread

by Deanne Boo! I made this blurry ghost of sandwich out of sourdough bread from our new local baker to wish you a Happy Halloween.  I also wanted to tell you about resistant starch.  That is starch that acts more like fiber when metabolized. You ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Oct 31, 2013 |  Original Post

Another Way to Be Pink: Watermelon Radish Salad

By Deanne When I was shopping at the farmers market on Saturday there were a lot of people running around with pink clothing and wigs.  Being a bit clueless, I finally realized that there must have been an event to raise awareness and money for ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Oct 29, 2013 |  Original Post

A Celebration of Local Food: Downtown Farmers’ Market

 by Deanne Before I left Southwest Minnesota, many people told me about the weekly celebration of local food that occurs in downtown Des Moines every Saturday morning from May until October. I have been able to visit the market three times since we ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Oct 27, 2013 |  Original Post

How to Bake Spaghetti Sqaush

 by Deanne Baking spaghetti squash is a fun and easy way to be a FarmerChef.  If you have kids, get them involved in the part where you  “play” with your food by shredding the baked squash onto a plate and then topping it with this ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Oct 26, 2013 |  Original Post

Damsons!

by Deanne While visiting a PYO orchard during my recent visit to England, I discovered a new-to-me fruit called a damson.  They look like plums but are a tad smaller with a richer color of purple. According to what we read, they are sometimes quite ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Oct 21, 2013 |  Original Post

Pick Your Own Apples and Memories

 by Deanne One month ago today I landed at Heathrow and began an amazing three week visit with Francine and Scott. Last time we traveled to England, I discovered a new pastime: visiting farm shops! It didn’t take long to make a list of more to ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Oct 18, 2013 |  Original Post

A FarmerChef Breakfast Cookie

by Deanne August and September are the months for me to focus on a project called The FarmerChef Project.  It all started here on our little blog when Francine was living with us prior to her big move.  Last winter, I discovered that there were ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Aug 30, 2013 |  Original Post

Posole: A Great Dish for Leftover Pork Roast

by Deanne I love the idea of using leftovers in new ways.  Here is an interesting soup or stew from Mexican cooking that was there in Mesoamerica before Columbus sailed the ocean blue.  Anyone remember the grade school rhyme well enough to shout ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Mar 15, 2013 |  Original Post

Oatmeal Applesauce Cake

by Deanne Hey there FarmerChefs, it has been awhile since Francine and I shared a FarmerChef recipe with you.  This is a good one for all of you plan-ahead-types who purchased or picked local apples last fall and made applesauce… kinda like ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Mar 14, 2013 |  Original Post

Real Butter, Sugar, and Cocoa Gluten-Free Brownies

by Deanne This brownie recipe is really good.  You would never know it is made sans wheat.  Baking gluten-free can be rewarding in terms of taste.  Thursday night after Steve made a batch of these brownies for a party we had at our restaurant on ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Dec 22, 2012 |  Original Post

Bye Bye Blueberries

by Deanne We’ve been reading story after story about how eating whole, mostly plant based foods has helped people heal their bodies in remarkable ways.  That is why Steve and I decided to start a business that is focused on teaching people ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Nov 02, 2012 |  Original Post

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