Author Archives: shariross31

Pickled and Roasted Beets

Alternate titles for this blog: If You’re in a PICKLE, This Recipe Can’t Be BEET! Don’t Let Your Neighbor BEET you to the Farm! BEET the Heat With This Holiday Recipe The Local BEET: Red, White, and… Chiogga… So many … Continue reading

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Crispy Onion Straws

Here we are, almost mid-July…  We can finally say that our market is well-stocked with all of the fresh and local staples of summer– field grown tomatoes, just-picked sweet corn, crisp cucumbers, and shiny, pungent onions.  Kitchens are well-stocked with … Continue reading

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Strawberry Whipped Cream Cake

We don’t pull the blinds on summer nights.  From bed, we watch the fireflies float out of the fields. Morning light wakes us up, more gently than any alarm clock but just as persuasively.  And full moons—they cast illuminating shadows … Continue reading

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Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Our delicate purple irises bloomed this weekend and the fat peonies are just beginning to pop. I wait for them every year, anticipating their beauty, watching buds travel up long green stems and swell, a calendar of warming days. Suddenly, … Continue reading

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Stacked Tomato Salads

Last week, the weather was as hot as it has been all summer.  We opened windows, turned on fans, and slept in a cloud of humidity under thin July sheets.  We ate cold Tomato Stacker Salad because we couldn’t even … Continue reading

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Peach Salsa and Chocolate Covered Jalapeños

Back to school is a little bit of an experiment.  We’re busy, but we’re trying to make it work and there is a lot of trial and error.  Turns out little girls who pick out their own clothes look like … Continue reading

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Barley Salad

In the summer, it’s easy to notice growth.  Fruits and vegetables compress a whole life cycle into a season, and change is constant.  Today, I noticed that the apple tree on my morning run just right now actually smells like … Continue reading

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BLT Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

Two bits of news worth CELEBRATING: Our own Red Wagon Farm 10U Softball team brought home the OGSO State Title! Way to go ladies! We are super proud of you and all that you have accomplished this year.  And… Tomato … Continue reading

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Fruited Lemonade

 I was lucky enough, this past week, to camp with one of my best friends.  She lives across the country and we talk only a few times a year, but when I do see her we slip into each others’ … Continue reading

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Dutch Oven Cherry Cobbler

This is kind of an unplanned blog, like Saturday was kind of an unplanned day.  The boys won their baseball game, ignoring the heat with a win or go home mentality that reminds me really how old they are getting.  … Continue reading

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