Mixed Greens Blog

Mixed Greens Blog
Living Sustainably in the Pacific Northwest

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Festive Farro Salad Fit For A Feast

The vibrancy of a Christmas tree inspired this festive farro salad. Farro – we love you, but you’re not exactly dazzling – and kale, a deliciously textured grain and a winter green, each a vehicle for almost anything, in this case dried fruit and a citrus dressing.  With dried cranberries, cherries, apricots, candied hazelnuts, a […]

Turkey Soup Anytime

If you saved the turkey bones from Thanksgiving, you have everything you need to make a fabulous turkey soup. But those of us who were a guests at the table of family or friends, don’t despair. Homemade turkey soup is so easy to make, I cook a big steaming pot every couple of weeks throughout […]

Feast Mode: Come Join Our Thanksgiving Table

Theoretically speaking, Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be cranberries, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie, turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, Brussel’s sprouts, Waldorf salad, biscuits, butter, whipped cream . . . all that, plus. Theoretically. A few years ago I saw a country vegetable garden with this sign outside the gate: Dear Deer, It’s almost Thanksgiving and it […]

Feast-worthy Crispy Shallots

This is a shallot strutting its stuff, like onion rings, but tiny. They sit courteously on top of almost anything and make it even better than it already was. They’re winter’s parsley, not as green and fresh, but perhaps more comforting in their crispy-golden-fried countenance. Crispy shallots add crunchy appeal to almost anything on a […]

Apple Cider Rules

Ever wonder how apple cider is made?  If you have plenty of apples and access to a cider press, you can make your own. One box of apples will make about 2 -3  gallons of cider. Renting a press is an option or you can offer an extra set of hands if you know someone […]

Crunchy & Tasty, Not Scary, Roasted Pumpkin Wedges

My sister Annie lives in eastern Canada and sent me two books, which arrived in the mail last week. She says they’re in honor of Canadian Thanksgiving. Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi and The Third Plate by Dan Barber. Both look fabulous, but her intention and generosity are the biggest gift. Plus, we’ll have a Plenty-inspired […]

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.