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Edamame and Rice Casserole featuring Parsley Farms

I added edamame and soybeans to my regular cooking when I was challenged this summer doing my Crop of the Month series when I featured soybeans. I decided to make a hybrid of a rice casserole I featured last year during Thirty Days of Food and included edamame in it too! Luckily, I found a soybean grower from Minnesota willing to be featured! Meet Drew of Parsley Farms!  FOOD GRADE SOYBEANS: DREW OF PARSLEY FARMS Minnesota When did you start…

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Buckwheat Beet Salad featuring Oaknook Farms

It is no secret, I am a big proponent for whole grains and love to test recipes that encourage us to include more whole grains (versus refined grains) in our diets! I was super excited when Clare from Oaknook Farms in Manitoba, Canada got in contact with me to feature buckwheat. To be honest, I had no idea what buckwheat even was!? I had heard of it, but never really researched it too much. So if you’re like me, here’s…

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Freezing Sweet Corn

If any of you know my husband, you know his love for sweet corn. If you don’t happen to know my husband, let me tell you… eating upwards of four cobs of corn is not anything surprising in our household. He quite literally is a sweet corn monster. So what that relates to is normally we plant two to four patches of sweet corn between our house, our farm, and our business. So at any given time in the summer,…

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Wild Rice and Edamame Sriracha Salad

As I am experimenting more and more with soy products during my Crop of the Month series, I am finding more and more uses for them. Really, shelled edamame can be added to anything. Rice pilaf, salads, stir fry. The uses are endless. They’ve become a great staple for me in the kitchen.  This is a quick salad I literally threw together in 10 minutes. The trick to this salad is you’ve got to let it sit and marinate in…

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Wheat Berry Fruit Salad

Summer is finally here! Summer is my favorite time of year on the prairie… Everything is green, crops are growing, and best of all, we’ve got all sorts of delicious produce! There’s nothing better than a fresh salad with some beef from the grill.  I got the idea to add wheat berries to a fruit salad when I saw a fruit salad with quinoa in it. Why not add wheat berries instead? Perfect! This also makes a great breakfast and…

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Roasted Butternut Squash with Wheat Berries

My dad LOVES butternut squash. As a child whenever he served it, no matter how many times I just couldn’t like it. I didn’t get why he loved it so much. And let me tell you, it wasn’t because Dad was a bad cook. In fact, my dad is probably the inspiration behind the reason I enjoy cooking so much. Anyway, somewhere between my childhood years and my twenties, something changed.  And maybe I don’t want to admit it, but…

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Wheat Berry Risotto with Caramelized Onions

In case you haven’t already figured this out, I have many food love languages… One of those love languages is risotto. It’s creamy, it’s savory, it’s pretty much all around fantastic. It’s like a big warm hug. I love risotto because it is honestly so versatile. Got some random ingredients in your fridge? Throw it together with some rice, broth, and parmesan cheese and you’ve got it made. Add in  a little heavy cream if you’re feeling daring.   This…

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Recipes Sides Thirty Days of Food

Chili Verde Rice featuring Marc Breckenridge

I got the opportunity to meet Marc through my friend Megan last time I was visiting California. We immediately found common interest in Agriculture and the need for opening up our barn doors in Agriculture… over beers, of course! Marc grew up farming rice in the Sacramento Valley and has recently returned to his roots in rice. Marc regularly shares his musings over on his blog Farm to Cocktails as well as some great photos from the Northern Sacramento Valley.…

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Green Beans with Walnuts and Blue Cheese featuring Candace Gallion

I’ve known Candace and her family for years. They are wonderful people who have a passion for what they do. I was so delighted to know Candace was back on their family farm working alongside her parents. Kimmelshue Orchards is located in Northern California, they grow walnuts, almonds, dry edible beans, and also raise sheep. Walnuts are a favorite nut of mine because it is so versatile. I kept it simple in this recipe by finishing off green beans with walnuts and…

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Recipes Sides Thirty Days of Food

Traditional Stuffing featuring Michael Antle of Tanimura & Antle Produce

My next guest totally went above and beyond just being featured. They sent me a whole freaking box of their featured ingredient! It was extremely generous of them and I was delighted to share celery with my family and friends here in North Dakota straight from the field in Salinas, California. It doesn’t get better than that! Michael has been involved in produce farming since he was born, beginning helping with irrigation at the age of thirteen. He has some…

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