Dirt to Table Experiences: Baked Turkey Chiles Rellenos

This time of year our garden is an untamed jungle.  Heat and humidity have taken their toll on our summer vegetables, and the weed Gods have blessed the foot high grasses, and welcomed the natural pests of the vegetable garden.  As we hack our way through the garden standing tall and proud are the poblano … Continue reading Dirt to Table Experiences: Baked Turkey Chiles Rellenos

Eat Your Greens: Vegetarian "Southern Style" Collard Greens

"Almost any southerner who is a respectable cook has a recipe for collard greens" There is history in this pot of leafy greens which is firmly rooted in the African-American communities of the deep south.  Family recipes are handed down from generation to generation.  Collard greens have been available for centuries but it was in the … Continue reading Eat Your Greens: Vegetarian "Southern Style" Collard Greens

Dirt to Table Experience: Moroccan Raw Carrot Salad

Did you know that the Moroccans brought carrot salad to Israel in the 1940's?   This dish became so popular that it is now a common dish served in Israel to celebrate the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah. This salad is served to symbolize a sweet and fruitful year to come.A blend of oil, lemon juice, … Continue reading Dirt to Table Experience: Moroccan Raw Carrot Salad

Dirt to Table Experience: Fast Yellow Summer Squash and Mozzarella Quiche with Fresh Thyme

Quiche is an under appreciated dish that is simple to prepare with only a few ingredients.  Quiche provides combinations that are endless, depending on what you have on hand. You can dig through your leftovers in your refrigerator and pull together a quick meal that provides an excellent source of protein, and depending on how … Continue reading Dirt to Table Experience: Fast Yellow Summer Squash and Mozzarella Quiche with Fresh Thyme

Dirt to Table Experience: Leek and Potato Soup

Fresh Red Pontiac Potatoes from the GardenFresh Leeks too! Equals a Spring Fresh Potato and Leek SoupLeek and Potato SoupServes 6Recipe adapted from Alton BrownIngredients:1 pound leeks ( approximately 4-5 medium), cleaned, dark green sections removed.  3 tablespoons unsalted butterHeavy pinch of kosher salt, plus additional for seasoning14-ounces Yukon gold potatoes, approximately 3 (note: I used … Continue reading Dirt to Table Experience: Leek and Potato Soup

Dirt to Table Experience: Asian Cabbage Rolls

My random thoughts are endless, and to prove it, I was recently pondering cabbage rolls.  How did I come to love stuffed cabbage rolls?  Where did I learn to make them ?  Scary stuff isn't it? In my late teens, I worked at a popular retail department store along side a much older woman named … Continue reading Dirt to Table Experience: Asian Cabbage Rolls

Dirt to Table Experience: Cauliflower Steaks with Olive Relish and Tomato Sauce

Would you have thought that you could roast and caramelize cauliflower to enjoy like a meaty steak?  I raised my eyebrow initially at the idea, but with half a dozen heads of fresh cauliflower from the garden, we were ready to take our weekend dinner path in a different direction.  I am not advocating that … Continue reading Dirt to Table Experience: Cauliflower Steaks with Olive Relish and Tomato Sauce