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Quick Pickled Cauliflower & Cucumber

Pickled vegetables make me happy – and it’s fun and easy to make your own. I occasionally can them to extend their shelf life when I am in “project mode” and love to give them as a gift, but the quick pickle (shown here) is more often my go-to pickle technique. These colorful mini cauliflowers screamed to be pickled but you can use any hardly vegetable you fancy. Fermented vegetables are also great for your health –... Read More

Puréed Asparagus Spinach & Pea Soup

I rarely use my site as a platform for venting but when I think about St. Patrick’s Day, it brings a sting of anxiety rather than a wave of celebration for me. Several years back, the day following St. Patty’s, I was returning after an early morning workout. I noticed a man in his 30s following me home who obviously had been drinking for almost a day straight. When he wouldn’t leave me alone, I ran into my local diner. He pinned... Read More