roasted vegetables

Making a healthy weeknight dinner for your family can be dreadful right?   We’re busy and tired when we get home from work, and sometimes frozen pizza is on the menu.  I get it.  Many weeknights at our house, we have tacos, BLT’s, grilled cheese sandwiches, and eggs with toast.  But I try to plan an easy and quick fish dish each […]


Alright.  It’s officially winter in Minnesota.  I’ve accepted it.  I’m embracing the elements, which means roasting heartier fare.  This bison roast was a winner.  Browning the roast in bacon grease before placing it in the slow cooker added an extra richness to the overall flavor.  If you don’t have bacon grease on hand, use a few tablespoons […]


Roasted Beets, Parsnips, and Carrots

by kara on May 15, 2011

There really isn’t a vegetable I don’t like.   Thankfully, our neighborhood co-op is chockful of a variety of fresh vegetables in all different colors and flavors.  Lately, I’ve been especially fond of golden, red, or chiogga beets and parsnips.  I’ve posted before of my love for beets as well as my love for parsnips.  Lately, I’ve been roasting them as […]


Our kitchen is up and running! Our appliances arrived last week and we’ve been cooking away ever since.  The Wolf Range is by far the highlight of the space. The backplash should be up this week, and there’s just a few loose ends to finish up.  The first dinner we cooked on the stovetop was  fried eggs and […]

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It’s cold outside.   There’s no denying it.  This meal will warm your body and soul.  It’s hearty.  Turn your kitchen into a bistro without leaving your house.  It makes at least 6 servings, so invite a few people over. . .or don’t and have leftovers the next day.  Use a good wine and enjoy a glass […]

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We found ourselves at home on Saturday night with no babysitter, yet still wanting a nice dinner.  I had an abundance of vegetables, including turnips, from our last CSA box.  Other than using turnips in a soup, I rarely cook with them.  Court wanted to grill tuna steaks, and I decided to roast our turnips as a side dish.  […]


CSA box

by kara on July 22, 2010

We are sharing a CSA box from Featherstone Farm with our neighbors for the first time this year.  Like many others who join a CSA,  we are enjoying freshness at it’s best right now.  Here are a few recipes that I’ve come up with so far: Roasted Beets (recipe adapted from 3 medium beets-red/golden 1 Tbsp. olive […]