Cinnamon Squash Pancakes with Caramelized Apples and Maple Butter

For the past month I’ve been working to condense all my thoughts on food, life, and eating well into one 45-minute talk for a local women’s health conference. Uff-da. I put an inordinate amount of time into this presentation ....more

Shakshuka (kinda)

Shakshuka. I love saying it. “Oh, what’s for breakfast? ...more

Blueberry Nectarine Crumble

The kids are back in school. The first hints of cool, crisp days to come float in the air. My sweaters are slowing coming back from their summer vacation ....more

Banana Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

Deer bowhunting opener. Pretty sure my guy will be the only one roaming the Badlands with banana zucchini chocolate chip muffins in his pack. Much like rhubarb, zucchini is one of those items that I see in the supermarket and wonder why anyone actually pays money for an old, crusty zucchini that’s been shipped in from California, when the best, freshest squash grows like weeds in our backyards ....more

Honey Shortbread Cookies

When I sit down and plan a meal like Dinner at Riverbound Farm, it takes me days – weeks even – to decide on a final menu, answering various questions. What’s available locally? What’s in season? ...more

Dinner at Riverbound Farm 2014

I love rain. Nourishing, life-giving rain. I love rainy day naps and umbrellas and the mineral scent of wet earth and Fred Astaire tap-dancing through puddles ....more

Strawberry Shortcakes

I often just want strawberries. Other times, strawberries and cream. And then there are those moments that call for glory ....more

Broccoli Soufflé

A few takeaways from a weekend hanging out with my child: 1. Five-year-olds never tire of waterslides. NEVER. 2 ....more

Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes

“Can we have pancakes?” My five-year-old has already figured it out: if we have pancakes, that means it’s a play day – no preschool, just fun with mom and dad. It’s a tradition that started when I was a kid. To be honest, we didn’t have a lot of weekday evening meals together, all as a family, but weekend breakfasts were as regular and dependable as my grandpa’s old pick-up truck ....more

Summer Wheat Berry Salad

Garden update: I’m harvesting splendid radishes and herbs right now. And from the looks of my lettuce, I’m also doing a stellar job of feeding the neighborhood rabbits. Note to self: put up that varmint fencing… For the 4th of July weekend, we were invited to a pool party/barbecue and I wanted to bring a salad that tasted like summer ....more