Jonathan Bardzik


It’s not easy…

Oh, who am I kidding? Last week’s #testkitchen was one of the easiest and enjoyable nights of my life. When your cheesemaker transplant friends from the Pacific Northwest, Genvieve and Conan, show up bearing gifts of PCN cheeses and wine pairings. Then bringer of joy and sanity, nutrition coach/dietician Allison […]

butternut squash and cheddar gratin with tillamook cheese and dried oregano

Stove-top Thanksgiving sides

Thanksgiving dinner prep can be stressful. It’s probably the biggest menu and the largest piece of protein you will tackle all year. It doesn’t help that most of the work traditionally happens in the oven, from roasting the turkey, squash and root vegetables, to baking off sweet potatoes, stuffing and […]


Overnight success.

GoldRush (yes, that’s how it’s spelled) apples appeared at my local farm market about 5 years ago and took off, an overnight success. Sort of. The first seedling of GoldRush was planted at the Purdue University Research Farm in Lafayette, Indiana in 1973. Seven years later it was selected as […]