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Root Vegetable Soup with Beans and Greens

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I’m a major soup girl.  Soup for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

So this comes with great weight that I say this.  This is my FAVORITE soup ever.  Ever.  And I made it.  And it’s easy.  I make it about once every two weeks, just to have in the fridge for lunch or to send to work with my husband.

It’s my favorite for a few reasons.

For one, it uses up my neglected produce box vegetables that sit in the fridge, looking forlorn.  You can throw pretty much any vegetable you have in.  If you don’t have kale, use chard.  No sweet potatoes?  Use potatoes.  No fresh corn?  Frozen is fine.  And so on and so on. I almost never leave out the sweet potatoes, though, because it provides such an amazing sweet flavor. Read More »

Thyme Roasted Carrots

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When you have gorgeous fresh vegetables, you don’t need to do much to them to make them amazing.  It’s not hard to make their natural beauty shine through. This is the best thing about using local, farm fresh, organic produce.

Contrary to woody, giant, tasteless conventional grocery store carrots, these little beauties that came in my farm box this week don’t even need to be peeled to be enjoyed.  Simply rinse, trim the tops, leaving a little mohawk of green, and slice lengthwise.  Then you’re ready to go.  That’s it.  Really. Read More »

Hearty Beef Stew

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For the last few months, my mom and I have been splitting farm delivery from Full Circle Farm, an incredible organization here in Washington State.  They are both an organic farm, and a local organic produce and products distributor that makes both of our lives much easier by bringing us the freshest, local organic produce around.

Over the summer, we opened our boxes early each Wednesday morning to find juicy peaches, golden corn and plump blueberries, just to name a few of our favorite goodies.

Last week’s delivery showed signs of the summer’s end.  I took my box full of potatoes, carrots, kale and assorted root vegetables home and succumbed to the truth that it was the first official day of fall, and why not celebrate the change of seasons with a hearty beef stew.  Time to put that fall produce to work. Read More »