Eat Your Vegetables

Icebox peanut butter cup bars perfect for summer

Sarah Henning

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/jun/25/275633/ I know I’m all about the vegetables in this column, but I would be completely remiss if I didn’t share this fabulous recipe for a great summer dessert. A healthy summer dessert, of course. But a great one, nonetheless. I love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, though I never eat ...

A new kind of Caesar salad

Sarah Henning

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/jun/18/275331/ We’re starting to get see the beginnings of our local tomato season, thanks to area hothouse farmers. And while I can’t wait for *real* tomato season, I’m thrilled to get a chance at any good tomatoes after a winter of ho-hum out-of-season stock. One of my favorite ways to ...

Overnight oats to fight off summer

Sarah Henning

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/jun/11/274944/ If you’ve read my column over the years, you’ve probably noticed that particularly when it’s hot, I will do anything to avoid turning on the oven or stovetop in the summer. ANYTHING. And I’m betting to guess you all feel the same way. This includes in the morning, by ...

Just beet it

Sarah Henning

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/jun/04/274655/ Local beet season has begun. For beet lovers, that means about six weeks of uninterrupted, local deliciousness. For those who don’t have much love for the rosy roots, it can mean almost two months of avoidance tactics. I am a beet lover. Always have been (thanks, Mom), always will ...

Fudgy pudding cake

Sarah Henning

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/may/28/274397/ I know I’m the one with the healthy eating column, but even I like to indulge from time to time. And usually if that indulgence makes it into this space, it’s obviously healthy. That said, sometimes, an indulgence is an indulgence, even if it’s been modified a bit. And ...

Oh, how does the garden grow

Sarah Henning

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/may/22/274203/ In addition to our CSA share from [Rolling Prairie][1] and our trips to the [Lawrence Farmers’ Market][2], my family always has another source of local produce in the spring and summer: our garden. I’ve mentioned before that I’d looked forward to having a garden since before buying our house. ...

One last curry, I promise

Sarah Henning

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/may/13/273475/ As you may have judged from my last post, I’m sort of obsessed with curry at the moment. Or for the entire seasons of fall, winter and spring. And it doesn’t seem to matter what type — Indian, Thai, a hybrid — I want it. Luckily, for my rut-loving ...

Fresh, light summer curry

Sarah Henning

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/may/07/272996/ All winter long, it seems, I made curry. Thai curry, to be exact. I wrote about a few of them in this space. They were hearty and often served over sweet potatoes for extra nutrition, because I’m a little weird like that. And I may be one of the ...

The case of the unloved asparagus

Sarah Henning

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/may/01/272744/ Sometime between last spring and this spring, my kiddo totally forgot that he loves asparagus. Last year, he’d eat the green or purple stalks, no questions asked. But this year? No, no, no, no, get that away from me, no. That’s a direct quote. I’m sure anyone with kids/grandkids/imagines ...

CSA season is upon us!

Sarah Henning

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/apr/24/272389/ It’s nearly May, and you know what that means, don’t you? CSA time! For the past several years, I’ve been documenting how I use the CSA (community supported agriculture) box I get weekly through the spring, summer and fall from [Rolling Prairie Farmers Alliance][1]. If you are new to ...

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