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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