Spinach, Kale, and Feta Tart

Our first guest-chef contribution! This elegant tart was created for us right here on the farm by the esteemed Ashley Snow-Robbins. Ashley certainly knows her way around a kitchen — even if it’s a Coachmen camper’s miniature kitchen — and we were very grateful to dig into this sumptuous delight! This tart presented a satisfying … Read more

Rhubarb Coffee Cake

Please pardon me, friends, as this recipe has nothing to do with the crops that we grow. It is, however, one of my favorite recipes since childhood. It’s my mom’s recipe, and she would make this coffee cake for my father and me even though she can’t stand rhubarb. She never ate a bit of … Read more

Spinach, Apple, Radish Salad

Recently I combined spinach, apples, and radishes to make a refreshing spring salad. I tossed in a few other veggies too. The trick here is to squeeze lime juice over the salad, especially over the apples. That keeps the apples from changing color and it delivers subtle citrus notes. -John Ingredients and Preparation Spinach (washed … Read more

Beautiful Quinoa Tabouli

Quinoa Tabouli

Ok!  Here’s another of my all-time most-valuable recipes, again from my days with the Back Room Deli at the Good Food Store in Rochester, MN.  This time, a quinoa riff on a classic middle eastern dish.  You say, “tabouleh;” I say, “tabouli”… Here’s what ya need: INGREDIENTS 2 cups dry quinoa 3 cups water 1 1/2 … Read more

Spinach, Cheddar, Eggs on Toast

This is one of my favorite ways to use spinach. The more fresh spinach I pile onto the sandwich, the more it seems to balance out the fat from the eggs and cheese, and the butter that I fry them in. -John Ingredients and Preparation Spinach (Whole leaves) 2 Eggs (fried) 2 or 3 slices … Read more

Minced Radish on Toast

This recipe is simple and delicious. It’s easy to make and I highly recommend trying it out. It’s a great snack. -John Ingredients Butter Toast Radish (minced) Preparation Mince 2 small radishes. Toast 2 slices of bread. I used oatmeal bread. Generously spread butter on the toast. Sprinkle the minced radish over the buttered toast … Read more

A Burger Is Imminent

Oat Pecan Burger

Ok, team, this is seriously one of my most valuable recipes.  I’ve constructed these meat-free burgers numerous times over the past several years, and they seem to be universally enjoyed. My recipe is a slight modification of a recipe from The Backroom Deli at the Good Food Store in my hometown of Rochester, MN.  I … Read more