Vegetables

Never Trust a Skinny Chef

Jul 27

Never Trust a Skinny Chef. How many times have you heard this one? Well I think it’s nonsense. I can’t tell you how frequently guests jokingly say this to me and I always chuckle but in the back of my mind think the stereotype is extraordinarily ridiculous. Historically speaking, yes, there were a lot of […]

Spring Has Sprung!!!

Mar 20

Happy first day of spring!!! While I cannot say that spring has sprung quite yet with the long winter we have been having, I sure am anticipating some of the first bounty of the spring. Some of my favorite vegetables come with this season. Here are a few of them and a few suggestions on […]

Frustrated Vegetable Lover

May 8

Dear Restaurants,  I have a serious beef with many of you. It seems as though you are ignoring the salad course. You treat it like an after thought rather than an important component of your menu. You skimp on ingredients and try to plate it as cheaply and unimaginatively as possible.  First of all, iceberg […]

CSA: Community Supported Agriculture

Jun 29

When we first came to Central Illinois, I relied on the grocery store, i.e. Walmart, for most of my groceries because it seemed as though we were miles away from any decent resource for produce. What I ended up with mostly was underripe, underflavored, shiny, beautiful fruits and vegetables that had been transported thousands of […]