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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 […]


Party on!

Strawberry and black pepper shrub Makes 3-4 cups syrup Nothing is worse then sipping sparkling water while your friends enjoy a cocktail. This syrup does double duty dressing up your water alongside their sparkling wine or vodka cocktail so you’re not left out of the delicious fun. Ingredients: 1 cup […]


Go outside and play.

It’s an absolutely perfect day outside. Spring rains have washed the pollen from the air which smells sweet, carrying the fragrance of gardens bursting to life. Summer’s heat is on it’s way but for this afternoon the light sweat I will earn weeding, planting the last of my herbs, and […]


Beet, Carrot and Bosc Pear Slaw

Beet, Carrot and Bosc Pear Slaw Serves 6-8 Ingredients: 1 large beet, peeled 1 large carrot, peeled if needed 2 Bosc pears 2-3 tbs chopped fresh cilantro 2-3 tbs chopped fresh spearmint 1 clove garlic, minced 1/3 cup fig balsamic vinegar 2 tbs honey 2/3 cup olive oil – the […]


Support Arcadia Children’s Farm Camp

All America Selections Mascotte Green Beans from Jonathan Bardzik on Vimeo. Passion for food fresh from the garden and farm starts young! For the past three summers, Jonathan Bardzik has had the pleasure of participating in Arcadia Farm Camp – working with 6–11 year olds to make delicious and simple […]