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Deer Tongue Lettuce and Arugula Salad with Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

This salad is nice and fresh yet hardy and filling. Great alone or accompanying fish or pasta Serve this up for Mother’s Day and mom will be impressed, guaranteed! Continue reading Deer Tongue Lettuce and Arugula Salad with Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

Spicy Garlic Scape Gazpacho

Sometimes the contents of a CSA box can be something of a mystery. It’s understandable, a CSA box gives you access to a world of produce you might never see at a regular grocery store. To me it’s really exciting to find a new mystery food, but hey I’m a food nerd. I understand it can be a little intimidating. I’m here to help.

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Fennel Roasted Chicken

I recall the day we prepped and roasted whole chickens in culinary school to be terrifying. My fear was clearly irrational. I had, after all, cooked whole turkeys for many Thanksgiving feasts prior.

I suppose the idea that this time I would be judged for my efforts, given a grade and potentially told I had been doing it wrong for all those years caused unwarranted anxiety to build up inside me from the moment I saw “Whole Roast Chicken” on the syllabus. On some occasions I allowed that fear to paralyze me and my team mate, Norma, a lovely lady who had worked at a Tyson Chicken Factory, took the lead.

It’s funny how a couple of years of life has changed my perspective from paralyzing fear of being told I’m wrong to seeing criticism as an opportunity to gather feedback, learn something new and continue to grow.

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