• Whole Grain Sorghum
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    {New Post on SGT}: Sorghum

    What has July brought for us so far? Hot weather. Fireworks. A new car. Plenty of local fruits and veggies. So many fruits and veggies, the blog has taken a back seat this month. Call it a “mini-summer vacation” while the kitchen partner and I soak up some sunshine and I work on some other projects. He’s working on an MBA, I’m 12,000 words into a novel. That equals an overabundance of time in front of computer screens. In the meantime…stop on over to Simple Good and Tasty where I’ve got a new installment of Great Grains. This time it’s all about sorghum, a gluten-free powerhouse that makes the best…

  • Cooking,  Other Writings

    New Post on SGT: Great Grains – Quinoa

      Somedays the technology world just plain stinks. For most of the month of June I’ve been navigating a steady river of “This email is notify you, your site has been down for 19h 26m.” Worse yet, the trigger for the outages happened every time I’d click to save a draft of my posts. I watched my newly written content vaporize, not once. Not twice. But 4 times before I figured out this was the problem. By the middle of last week things were so bad, the site was down more than it was up. I take a huge amount of pride in being a “self-taught” kinda gal. Knitting, canning,…

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    A Locavore Christmas: Whole Grain Christmas Cookies

    There’s a new post up today on Simple Good and Tasty with 9 yummy Christmas cookie recipes I’ve been itchin’ to share with all of you. My last installment of Great Grains for 2012 showcased some new recipes to dress up your holiday cookies with whole grains. We’re all so overloaded with rich, sweet, salty, and syrupy foods this time of year. While these treats make the holidays oh-so-merry, it’s nice to put a dash of healthy in there too. Add one of these to your baking list this weekend – then hop over to Facebook and share your family’s reaction when you shared your secret weapon for extra-special Christmas…

  • Cooking,  Other Writings

    {New Post on SGT} Great Grains: Teff

    Hi y’all. It’s been another busy, busy week around here. Work meetings, I started an online graduate course, cleaning up the gardens, and prepping for the kitchen partner’s birthday tomorrow. In the middle I managed to put together one of my favorite posts in the Great Grains series over at Simple Good and Tasty. Not sure how many of you have tried teff in your cooking, but let’s just say I’m giving it mixed reviews. Check out my post here: Great Grains: Teff — The Jury’s Still Out

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    {Guest Post on SGT} Great Grains: Barley

    Welcome to October! There’s a new post for you to check out today on Simple Good and Tasty. My next installment to the Great Grains series went up this week, all about barley. It’s the perfect whole grain for fall meals–adding a rich nutty flavor to any dish that calls for rice. Love it in burgers. Love it in soups. Love it plain with a little butter and salt. Check out the post here: http://simplegoodandtasty.com/2012/10/01/great-grains-barley-the-perfect-food-for-health-ninjas P.S. Wish the kitchen partner and I luck…we’re going to brave the cold weather on one last camping trip this weekend!

  • Local Products,  Other Writings

    SGT Writers Offer Holiday Buys

    If you are like me and haven’t finished your Christmas shopping, the contributors at Simple Good and Tasty have a special treat this week. We came together this week and posted 2 or 3 of our favorite Minnesota and Wisconsin gift ideas. Like the writers, the list is diverse and eclectic; it’s certain to have something for your last-minute shopping. My favorite idea is to gift a CSA share. Perfect for the foodie who loves veggies but doesn’t have garden space. Check out the list: http://simplegoodandtasty.com/2011/12/14/how-sgt-saved-the-holiday-sgt-writers-share-their-favorite-local-gift-ideas

  • Canning,  Cooking,  Local Products

    [New Post on SGT]: Cranberry Apple Jam

    I promised earlier this week that I’d been working on some rock-your-socks off recipes to post this week. Today it’s a cranberry apple jam posted on Simple Good and Tasty. Cranberry and apple have been my go-to friends this season.  First the donuts.  Today it’s jam.  You can bet I’ll be making Liz’s crumble top pie too. I love the combination of sweet and tangy with cinnamon swirled in.  It reminds me of the candle section during the holidays. Back to the jam… Earlier this month I was given the opportunity to begin writing posts for Simple Good and Tasty, a Minnesota-based food blog focused on helping people make good food…