Just four ingredients combine to form a tasty, velvety sauce that has intriguing hints of sweetness and spice.
    April 16, 2012
    Coconut Chile Sauce

    [star-rating][yields] For a change of pace, substitute 1/2 tablespoon Thai red curry paste for the chile paste. This velvety sauce partners beautifully with Coconut-Crusted Salmon or with grilled fish…

    I Love Cast-Iron Cookware
    September 10, 2010
    I Love Cast-Iron Cookware

    I started using cast-iron cookware about four years ago, after my son came home from an overnight at a friend’s house and asked why I didn’t cook with cast iron. His friend’s mom had cooked him …

    My Favorite Seafood: Sustainable
    September 9, 2010
    My Favorite Seafood: Sustainable

    It’s hard for me not to get despondent as I learn more and more about the plight of the world’s oceans. In many ways we’ve made our oceans garbage dumps, polluting them with trash and toxic chem…

    perspectives-fightglobalwar
    September 8, 2010
    Fight Global Warming by Eating Lower on the Food Chain

    I worry a lot about global warming — ice caps melting; temperatures rising; more frequent and severe droughts, floods, and storms; more pests; and the increased spread of infectious diseases. The sc…

    Nothing Tastes like Food You’ve Grown Yourself
    September 7, 2010
    Nothing Tastes like Food You’ve Grown Yourself

    It’s Sunday night, and as I reflect upon a weekend of great meals, I realize that what made them extra special was the food we harvested from our little garden. On Saturday I dug out some baby red a…

    So Many Important Reason to Chose Organic
    September 6, 2010
    So Many Important Reasons to Choose Organic

    I’ve been an organic farmer for more than 26 years, and I’m so gratified that growing food without synthetic chemicals is no longer regarded as a crazy occupation. Now, many people believe that ch…

    Hearty Italian Sausage with Fennel and Grapes Recipe
    August 31, 2010
    Hearty Italian Sausage with Fennel and Grapes Recipe

    [star-rating][yields] The pairing of sausages and grapes, which may seem unusual, has a long history in Italian cuisine and is really delicious. This hearty country-style dish is very easy to prepare.…

    Scrumptious Coconut-Crusted Salmon Recipe
    August 31, 2010
    Scrumptious Coconut-Crusted Salmon Recipe

    [star-rating][yields] This is the kind of crusted fish dish that’s seen on menus at high-end restaurants, yet this recipe is surprisingly easy. It’s quick enough to whip up any time you crave a sp…

    Velvety Coconut Chile Sauce Recipe
    August 31, 2010
    Velvety Coconut Chile Sauce Recipe

    [star-rating][yields] Just four ingredients combine to form a tasty, mellow sauce that has intriguing hints of sweetness and spice. For a change of pace, substitute 1/2 tablespoon Thai red curry paste…

    Heirloom Lettuce and Strawberries Salad Recipe
    August 31, 2010
    Heirloom Lettuce and Strawberries Salad Recipe

    [star-rating][yields] Sweet-tart and succulent, strawberries are a true joy of spring and summer. This  salad uses whole heirloom lettuce leaves as a beautiful and flavorful base for the delightful (…

    Buckwheat Pasta with Tofu and Sesame Vegetables Recipe
    August 31, 2010
    Buckwheat Pasta with Tofu and Sesame Vegetables Recipe

    [star-rating][yields] The key to this recipe lies in having everything prepped and ready to go before you start cooking. First the tofu is sautéed to give it a golden crust; then while the pasta is c…

    Three-Color Potato Salad Recipe
    August 31, 2010
    Three-Color Potato Salad Recipe

    [star-rating][yields] There are different types of new potatoes, and this recipe may be your favorite way to serve them. The salad is a glorious combination of (more…)…

    Delicious Walnut Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe
    August 31, 2010
    Delicious Walnut Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

    [star-rating][yields] Good-quality balsamic vinegar and walnut oil make all the difference in this dressing. If you can find a roasted walnut oil, its intensely nutty flavor will not (more…)…