Mixed Greens Blog

Mixed Greens Blog
Living Sustainably in the Pacific Northwest

Season’s Eatings rss

DIY: Cup of Noodle Soup

I never know what to eat for lunch. A sandwich feels like too much, a salad not quite enough. Soup is just right but unless I’ve made a pot of homemade, I’m out of luck because I want something fast, easy AND fresh. I’m here to tell you that I’ve found the perfect solution to […]

Kale Caesar!

A perfect storm of conditions prompted me to a kale version of the classic Caesar: a craving for a from-scratch Caesar, a dauntingly large crop of kale in the garden, and, I have a nice batch of freshly made croutons; it’s autumn, the season for dark greens, and finally, it’s  über healthy. Croutons, garlicky dressing, […]

Orange You Glad It’s Fall?

There’s no denying our days are getting shorter but just before the endless gray begins, orange vegetables bring some vibrant color to the table to ease the transition. Not only do they provide visual warmth but they’re loaded with all sorts of goodness to help boost our immune systems as we enter into the darkness.  […]

Raw Apple Cake for Breakfast or Birthdays

Raw Apple Cake for breakfasts or birthdays, enough for a dozen mornings or a dozen party guests.

A Little of This, A Little of That – Late Summer Pasta Salad

One of the many great joys of writing a blog with my dear friend Sally is having access to her recipes. I don’t know about you but I feel a little funny after a dinner party asking my host for the recipe to EVERYTHING we ate. Surely that would not be considered good manners so […]

Sum sum summertime: Tomatillo, Tomato, Corn & Ricotta Tortillas

It’s still summer and fresh corn is so good it’s almost a guilty pleasure. Take that corn off the cob and wrap it up in a tortilla with tomato, tomatillo salsa, savory ricotta, avocado, grill it in butter, and relish summer’s crème de la crème. Gild the lily with arugula, a fried egg, Dungeness crab […]

Bittersweet Beginnings & How to Roast a Pepper

I don’t know if I’m even ready to talk about the fact that the light is changing, Labor Day is behind us and before we know it we’ll be clad from head to toe in polar fleece. And to think that I only wore my bathing suit twice this summer — but maybe that’s a […]

Green Beans & Julia’s Salad Niçoise

The livin’ is pretty easy at the moment with mid-summer vegetables in full swing.  Green beans, for example, are like a pair of summer sandals, culinarily speaking – they’re laid back, slip easily into any meal, and, like a comfy sandal, they make you feel good (vitamin C, iron, protein and potassium). A couple of […]

Fannie Farmer & My Squash Casserole

When I was a young mother I took the role of feeding my family very seriously starting with growing fresh produce to cooking meals from scratch. Summer squash was easy to grow, sometimes so easy that I ended up with much more than we needed and was constantly trying to think of new ways to […]

One Enchanted Summer Evening Supper

Thirteen friends, the December dinner group, met for supper mid-August. We had a blast wearing flip flops and shorts instead of boots and sweaters. We gathered in the backyard, used many of our own vegetables and herbs, and enjoyed food mostly made ahead. The Menu: Roasted summer vegetables with goat cheese ricotta on crostinis and […]