Author Archives: Lady Locavore

Berry Jam

Berries were on sale today, so I bought some extra to try out a recipe and make some small batch jam. I usually like to buy berries on sale to freeze to use when I make berry tarts for my … Continue reading

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Grilled Lettuce

GRILLED ROMAINE LETTUCE At this time of the season, we are usually overrun with lettuces in our box. Some of us find it hard to eat enough salads and keep up with the awesome variety we receive each week. Here … Continue reading

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Pickles, Pickles, Pickles and More Pickles

Ever made Homemade Pickles? Know how simple it really can be? Summer and Pickles go hand in hand, but who has the time to make a huge bunch of pickles? These recipes are for quick Small Batch Pickles. You can … Continue reading

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Peas, Sugar Snap Peas

These peas are certainly a seasonal treat.  Savour them fresh while they last!  Like sweet corn, they are at their best enjoyed immediately after harvest. Sugar Snap Peas are one of three different types of peas.  Shell peas, need to … Continue reading

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Maple Roasted Rhubarb

I was just given some fresh rhubarb from the farm and tried playing with ideas on how to make a stewed rhubarb without burning it.  I usually leave it too long on the stove. This Photo of a Recipe I … Continue reading

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Basil Mint Sauce

Basil Mint Sauce is great to have on hand and so versatile.  A taste of freshness.  I have used this combination as a marinade for roast Pork, Lamb or Chicken.  I have used it fresh as a dipping sauce for … Continue reading

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Swiss Chard Pesto

As great as traditional basil is, it’s not the only kind of pesto.  Parsley arugula, sun-dried tomatoes and even carrot tops can be used to make pesto, and are abundant most any time of the year.  The swiss chard stems … Continue reading

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Cucumber and Watermelon Salad

Watermelon on the Barbecue? Yes!  Grilled watermelon has a refreshing unique smoky and sweet taste. A perfect melding of summer’s flavours, the result is simply splendid. Grilled watermelon is easy to prepare and may be used in a variety of different dishes, … Continue reading

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Tasty Kale Salad

Lately I just can’t seem to get enough green, curly kale into my system.  Actually Curly or Dark Russian long leafed, Red kale, doesn’t seem to matter.  I am power–chowing this nutrient dense super food like it is the latest … Continue reading

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The Best Homemade Wholesome Bean Burgers

Yum.  I cannot brag enough about how good this extraordinary yet simple burger recipe is. I created this burger on my quest for the best veggie bean burger recipe by  putting together the best ingredients of a few recipes and using our … Continue reading

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Harvest Butternut Squash with Almond-Pecan Parmesan

Squash, such a versatile vegetable, enjoyed by vegans and omnivores alike.  I enjoy the fact that I can have it both as a main-course meal and as a dessert, but of course not in the same meal.  Did you know you … Continue reading

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Corny Corn Bread

Looking for a nice breakfast idea or something easy to pack into your lunch bucket? I believe this recipe would be great for kids lunches, for back to school or work where you have to take a lunch box or … Continue reading

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Zucchini Cake with Lemon Glaze

Having trouble disguising zucchini cake? Really, who needs to hide zucchini?  Mom’s do, (some moms like me) and here’s the trick.  Peel it before you shred this summer squash by hand or in the food processor.  The bits of green will be … Continue reading

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Golden Beets

Golden Beets…they are the best…they do not bleed and can be cooked by steaming or a sauté, amazing in soups too. One way to make it a quick side dish is to peel it and cut it up like you … Continue reading

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Romanesque Cauliflower, Broccoflower, Romanesco…it’s all the same

Isn’t this the coolest looking vegetable? I like when they show up in our CSA boxes. Some call it Romanesque Cauliflower, Broccoflower or Romanesco Broccoli. I like it raw with dip or steamed with a huge dollop of butter melting throughout … Continue reading

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Asparagus and Kale Salad with Slivered Almonds

Spring always brings Asparagus, but it won’t last for long, as it is a spring-only vegetable, so enjoy it while it lasts. This herbaceous green veggie is tender and sweet, and it’s chock-full of nutrients, too. Asparagus is a very … Continue reading

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Stuffed Collard Rolls

Eat Your Dark Leafy Greens! Here is a very cool way to use Collard Greens. Most of the time collard greens are braised, steamed, sautéed or fried.  Collards are tough and leathery greens. They may be the heaviest and thickest … Continue reading

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Share Holder Comments

Here are some Share Holder Comments to Lady Locavore and Triple Cord CSA: “I just have to say your emails make the whole CSA experience that much better, the goodies are wonderful but you get us so pumped for every … Continue reading

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Red Radish

To increase the crispness of radish, soak them in iced water for a couple of hours. Wash, then chop off the greens,  then slice off the root. Leave whole, slice or chop, as required. Store in a perforated bag in … Continue reading

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