Roasted Sweet Potatoes, A Soft Boiled Egg, and Sautéed Spinach

Eating healthy after a long day of work is so important, yet most people don’t do it. They’ll grab whatever’s on hand because it’s quick and easy, so it’s important to have healthy options made ahead of time.  I like this dish because if you break up the steps, it’s pretty simple. It’s also packed…

Acorn Squash and Spinach Salad

A couple of weeks ago my husband and I visited the Natick Community Organic Farm for Maple Magic Day. On a cold and windy day, we huddled up with other kids and adults eager to visit the farm to see how maple sap is collected and cooked down to make syrup. Even though in the weeks…

Flu season. 

Shouldn’t flu season be over by now? You wouldn’t know it by my house. We’re all sick over here.  I’m just doing the healthy thing today: getting lots of rest and making soup. I’ll probably do that tomorrow too.  I’m too deliriously tired and achey to post a new recipe today. I’ll post later this…

Acorn Squash Pancakes with Meringue Batter (No Baking Powder)

I’ve never made bread before, and I spent days looking for a recipe that was perfect. I wanted to make bread using an old school pioneering recipe, like Michael Pollan does in his book Cooked. I realized two things: one, that all the recipes I found call for baking powder or baking soda, and two, I don’t really…

Seeds

This time of year kids are starting seedlings in egg cartons and farmers are planning out their harvests. It used to be that all farmers saved seeds, but now most people buy seeds from seed catalogues. To the home gardener, a seed catalogue was probably how you started your garden unless you had family who farmed…

St. Patrick’s Day

Lent began on March 1 and will last for the next 40 days. For the next month, there will be lots of people who have set aside beer, bread, soda, salt, and chocolate. But on St. Patrick’s Day, lenten restrictions are lifted so that people can partake in the celebration of the patron saint of…