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About Kathleen

Believing that food is our best medicine, I am constantly searching out better food, organic, non-GMO. Unable to get seeds to spouts after decades of trying and lacking the sun you really need for a garden in our lake community home, I have come to rely on either a CSA or co-op to provide me with healthy ingredients. It’s both been both a blessing and a challenge. My husband and I have been exposed to and come to love vegetables we probably never would have tried. One of our favorites now is mustard greens. But receiving a bounty of food once or every other week also means coming up with recipes and ideas for turning it all into something healthy and tasty. This blog is where I am sharing what I have learned.

Simply Divine Roasted Eggplant

One of the reasons I joined a co-op was to try new things. Instead of buying and eating the same recipes, what I get from the co-op is what I have to work with. I love to eat and I … Continue reading

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An Answer for that Leftover Celery

It’s always a problem, you buy a bunch of celery because you want a little crunch in a dish you’re making, perhaps some chicken salad, and then you are left with the rest of it until it rots in your … Continue reading

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A Rainbow for Your Kitchen

I actually oohed and aahed when I opened up the big white cooler at the co-op and saw the Rainbow Chard. Such a pretty vegetable. Appropriate too that it would show up in this week’s pick up after the days … Continue reading

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Shrimp and Corn Chowder and Mushrooms Over Quinoa

I used to eat a fair amount of shrimp before so much fish started to be farmed raised. Farm-raised shrimp tends to be particularly nasty and has been labeled a Chemical Cocktail by Public Citizen. Once in a while, however, … Continue reading

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Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle

Pick-Up 3, along with an amazing bag of mixed greens, included quite a bit of fruit – namely strawberries and cantaloupe. Luckily, it also came right before our Memorial Day gathering with neighbors and friends. The top recipe to come … Continue reading

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String Beans with Onions and Parmesan

For the last dish from Pick Up 1, I made this recipe based on the Green Beans With Onions and Garlic posted by JackieOhNo on Food.com. Some changes I made are I used a lot more garlic, 3 cloves, and … Continue reading

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Weekend Cook Off

Figures I bought a bag of spinach before my pick up, so the first challenge was what to do with all this spinach. First up, I turned to one of my trusty Weight Watchers recipes, Feta and Vegetables Frittatas. Two … Continue reading

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