Anatomy of a Blended Soup

Anatomy of a Blended Soup | The sky's the limit when it comes to deciding what to put in your blended soups. Use up any stray produce: an extra potato that didn't get baked, bits of broccoli or red pepper from a party tray, zucchini that's gone soft, wilty herbs that might be thrown out anyway... Anything is fair game. And delicious! | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

The sky’s the limit when it comes to deciding what to put in your blended soups. Use up any stray produce: an extra potato that didn’t get baked, bits of broccoli or red pepper from a party tray, zucchini that’s gone soft, wilty herbs that might be thrown out anyway… Anything is fair game. And delicious! [by Lindsey Dietz]

Crispy Deep-Fried Parsnip Strings

Crispy Deep-Fried Parsnip Strings | Enter: the lowly parsnip. I just happened to have one last quart of home-rendered, grass-fed beef tallow and several pounds of parsnips on my hands, so I knew just what to do: deep fry them! Serve instead of French fries, add to salads for extra crunch, or eat them alone as a snack. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

Enter: the lowly parsnip. I just happened to have one last quart of home-rendered, grass-fed beef tallow and several pounds of parsnips on my hands, so I knew just what to do: deep fry them! Serve instead of French fries, add to salads for extra crunch, or eat them alone as a snack. [by Lindsey Dietz]

Root Vegetable Tartiflette

Root Veggie Tartiflette | This happy accident started when I was trying to use up a few extra root vegetables. It's not a stew. It's sort of a casserole. But it is comfort food: homey and rustic. This tartiflette (a traditional French dish) includes root vegetables, which are high in antioxidants, fiber, and essential minerals. | GNOWFGLINS.com

This happy accident came to be when I was trying to use up a few extra root vegetables. It’s not a stew. It’s sort of a casserole. But it is comfort food: homey and rustic. This tartiflette (a traditional French dish) includes root vegetables, which are high in antioxidants, fiber, and essential minerals. [by Lindsey Dietz]

Cottage Radish Salad

Cottage Radish Salad | The garden was producing baby greens, green onions, radishes, and herbs. I had cherry tomatoes and cucumbers from elsewhere. That's how this salad was born. :) By topping the greens with the vegetable mixture, you get a lovely presentation and greens that stay crisp until they hit your mouth. For the most flavor, texture, and fun, be sure to get both toppings and greens in each bite! | GNOWFGLINS.com

The garden was producing baby greens, green onions, radishes, and herbs. I had cherry tomatoes and cucumbers from elsewhere. That’s how this salad was born. :) By topping the greens with the vegetable mixture, you get a lovely presentation and greens that stay crisp until they hit your mouth. For the most flavor, texture, and fun, be sure to get both toppings and greens in each bite! [by Wardee Harmon]

Pickled Radish Pods

Pickled Radish Pods | Radishes are a favorite crop in our homestead garden. They are easy to grow and we enjoy the many heirloom varieties available. Occasionally I plant more than we can eat or harvest to preserve for later, so I allow them to go to seed. The radishes produce beautiful little flowers and seed pods perfect for a garden snack! | GNOWFGLINS.com

Radishes are a favorite crop in our homestead garden. They are easy to grow and we enjoy the many heirloom varieties available. Occasionally I plant more than we can eat or harvest to preserve for later, so I allow them to go to seed. The radishes produce beautiful little flowers and seed pods perfect for a garden snack! [by Jenny Cazzola]

Dehydrate Your Way to Green Powder

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Sometimes, the growing mound of greens going unused in the crisper drawer of my fridge can get overwhelming. I know I can freeze them for smoothies down the road, but I have an even better way of preserving the them — I turn them into nutritious green powder which I can then add to countless dishes (even on the sly). [by Jane Baldwin]

Rhubarb Salsa

Rhubarb Salsa | GNOWFGLINS.com

Every year at this time my kitchen and freezer overflow with rhubarb-laden goodies: classic rhubarb crisp, rhubarb cookies, rhubarb bread, rhubarb jam, rhubarb marshmallows… My favorite use for rhubarb isn’t a sweet dessert, though — it’s this scrumptious rhubarb salsa. [by Kresha Faber]

Garlic Scape Pesto

Garlic Scape Pesto | Scapes are the tall stems and unopened flower buds of certain hard-neck varieties of garlic. It's important to snip them off before the flowerheads mature, so the plant will direct more energy into developing its own garlic bulb. Then of course, eat the scapes! My favorite way is this pesto, which accompanies pasta, chicken, salmon, potato salad, and burgers beautifully. | GNOWFGLINS.com

Scapes are the tall stems and unopened flower buds of certain hard-neck varieties of garlic. It’s important to snip them off before the flowerheads mature, so the plant will direct more energy into developing its own garlic bulb. Then of course, eat the scapes! My favorite way is this pesto, which accompanies pasta, chicken, salmon, potato salad, and burgers beautifully. [by Kresha Faber]