Seasonal Veggies

Bowls of various legumes (chickpeas, green peas, red lentils, canadian lentils, indian lentils, black lentils, green lentils; yellow peas, green mung beans) on wooden background

Honestly, there’s almost nothing better than finding a Savoy cabbage or Romanesco broccoli sitting on a farmer’s market stand. Seriously the more obscure the more I must try it. Here are my favorite recipes that use veggies that you can only get now and then , making th seem even more delectable.

Creamy Lemon Zucchini Soup

By Lauren | July 23, 2018

It happens to be every gardener’s dilemma this time of year – what to do with all the zucchini? It’s impossible to have too many recipes for zucchini. Apparently it is an international problem as…

Aubergine, Tomatoes, and Mushrooms

By Lauren | July 4, 2018

This is my go to summer dish when eggplant is at it’s peak, everyone is hungry, and dinner needs to appear with the wave of my magic wand. From start to finish this can be…

Spring Slaw

By Lauren | March 24, 2018

I was on the lookout this week for a simple salad to share with weekend guests that would offer just a hint of something different. When I came across this slaw from Jamie Oliver, I…

Tea Lights

A Solstice Supper

By Lauren | December 15, 2017

Solstice is just around the corner, and I’ve put together a lovely spread you want to share with family or friends and mark the return to light in the weeks ahead. Since this year, the…

Seasonal Sides VII: Spaghetti Squash

By Lauren | December 13, 2016

We can always use one more spaghetti squash recipe and this one is so easily adaptable it makes a great go-to! I have to admit, there are mixed feelings in our family when it comes…

Seasonal Sides IV: Brussels Sprouts

By Lauren | November 22, 2016

Members of the cabbage family, Brussels sprouts are in the same category as collard greens, broccoli, kale, and kohlrabi. There are actually many varieties available and some are even purple, such as the Ruby Crunch…

Farm Fresh Summer V: Tomatoes

By Lauren | June 30, 2016

There is no doubt that those first tomatoes of the season deserve to be eaten just as they are off the vine. We have already enjoyed many straight out of our Tecolote Farm basket, especially…

Farm Fresh Summer II: Summer Squash

By Lauren | June 9, 2016

Since summer squash is here to stay until fall, having a handful of go-to recipes to use up these beauties is definitely helpful. In my opinion, there is not much that beats them sliced, seasoned,…

Lauren’s Kitchen: Hubele Family Kohlrabi Soup

By Lauren | November 21, 2015

So, long ago, back in an earlier chapter of my life, I taught at Heidelberg American High and after a full day of reigning in teenagers I spent my evenings trying to keep up with…

Lauren’s Kitchen: Watermelon Gazpacho

By Lauren | July 21, 2015

This may be called watermelon gazpacho but it tastes exactly like summer. Every bite is absolutely loaded to the brim with summer flavors. Spicy freshly-plucked-from-the-garden Serrano chilies, sweet juicy watermelon that cracks wide open on…

Lauren’s Kitchen: How About a Summer Reset?

By Lauren | July 9, 2015

Yes, it is true that in my dream world all of you would be following a plant-based diet to the “T” day in and out and no one would need a reset. Then there is…

Lauren’s Kitchen: Zucchini Agrodolce

By Lauren | June 28, 2015

Its only late June but there are plenty of local choices for zucchini and summer squash, both of which are equally good in this light, flavorful salad. By August you will be happy to have…