Karen Gibson

Karen Gibson is a seed-to-table cook and four-season vegetable gardener in Cincinnati, Ohio. A professional writer with 15 years of technical writing experience and over 50 bylines in tech magazines and journals, Karen now writes about food and home gardening and is thrilled to be a regular contributing writer to Edible Ohio Valley

My Blogs

Herbed Broccoli Pasta

It’s still early spring here in the Midwest — or is it late winter, given we had a car-covering snowfall Tuesday morning? — but I have a feeling that pasta is going to take center stage this season. So many of the dishes I’ve been noodling over, so to speak, have either started or ended with pasta being tossed into the mix ....more

Blog Biz Wednesdays: The Pinterest Effect for Bloggers

Hi Blogging Friends, Thank you all so much for your feedback and emails from last Wednesday’s Blog Biz post! Some great questions and topic suggestions were sent my way, and I’m really excited to be digging in to it all. I was on the fence for a long time about talking about blogging on a blog (and a food blog, at that), but, I’m not sure that shoving all of this information into a completely separate site is the way to go ....more

Fish Taco Bowls

It’s probably not entirely kosher for a vegetable gardener to admit this, but, if given my druthers, I’d skip over spring harvest cooking entirely and plunge head-long into summer crops. Oh, I {muah!} spring goodies, like radishes and kale and broccoli and crispy romaine, to be sure, but once gardening starts in earnest and seeds get planted and the sheer wide-eyed wonder of being outdoors for more than 5 minutes at a time without your skin cracking off finally wears away, my impatience for my true loves — tomatoes tomatoes tomatoes cucumbers peppers green onions garlic carrots herbs herbs herbs — gets sorely tested. In the kitchen, too ....more

Sauteed Potato Salad with Balsamic Maple Dressing

You might have noticed from this blog that I don’t post a lot of desserts here. Peeps go crazy for desserts. But, I just don’t have a sweet tooth ....more

Blog Biz Wednesdays – An Introduction

Hi Everyone! I’m excited to announce that I’m starting a new periodic feature on this blog called Blog Biz Wednesdays. I figure there are a lot of folks out there who have blogs, who want blogs, or are somewhere in between wanting one and having one (i.e., working up the nerve to hit “Publish” on that very first post) ....more

Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Chocolate Oat Bars

The more accurate name for these bars is actually honey roasted peanut butter chocolate chocolate chocolate oat bars. Because these oatmeal bars are stuffed with chocolate. Three kinds of chocolate, actually ....more

Veggie Burger Sliders – Quick & Easy!

When you write a food blog, sometimes you get caught up in the whiz-bang hoopla fun of creating original recipes, and you totally downplay the little shortcut meals you make all the time that are fantastic and share-worthy. This, I think, is one of those. Growing up with a White Castles nearby, I’ve always had a special affection for the slider ....more

Meyer Lemon Curd with Rosemary: A Yogurt Mix-in

When it comes to yogurt, I’m the ficklest Fickleston there ever was. I brand-jump and flavor-jump unpredictably. I left behind dairy yogurt altogether last year in favor of the alternate up-and-comers, only to run screaming back to dairy after freaking myself out about the weirdness of coconut yogurt ....more

Spicy Shrimp and Saucy Guacamole Ramen Noodle Bowl

(...)Read the rest of Spicy Shrimp and Saucy Guacamole Ramen Noodle Bowl (508 words) © admin for SoupAddict.com, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: avocado, cucumbers, guacamole, pasta, shrimp, tomatoes Feed enhanced by Better Feed from Ozh The post Spicy Shrimp and Saucy Guacamole Ramen Noodle Bowl appeared first on SoupAddict.com ....more

Vegetarian Cobb Salad Lentil Bowl

Salads and me are bffs. I like salads the way some people like big, drippy burgers stacked high with bacon and cheese. I know ....more