All Posts By: Lori Klocek

A TALE OF TWO SALADS

In case I don’t say it enough, I love salad! My relationship with salad was definitely not a case of love at first bite. Once upon a time, I viewed salad as that obligatory side dish, the one that was there for no other reason than to be endured so you could check green veg […]

CATCHING MY BREATH

It is rare that the timing works out; that I can take a couple days to catch my breath just at the time when I really need to. This summer it all came together; there was a birthday to celebrate, Birthdays are a great excuse to do something that might otherwise be thought of as […]

PICKLED PEPPERS

I love our weekly CSA box. It’s like Christmas morning every Friday when I go to pick up the box. But like those wonderfully appreciated but fateful Christmas presents you got as a kid, you never knew what you were going to get. One of the challenges of our CSA box is that it often […]

Lori Klocek, Farm with sunflowers

LORI’S STORY

I have been always been aware of the importance of health, of eating healthy foods, and of exercise. I would read the latest health news — that fat is bad, that fat is good, that we should all get more whole grains, that pasta is a no no, and on and on. I had a […]

Lamb bone and onion ingredients for Bone Broth

HOMEMADE BONE BROTH

This is a staple in our house. We use it every morning as the base for our Vegetable Breakfast Soup and for any recipe that needs broth or stock. For bone broth, there are many recipes out there, with many different techniques; you can bake the bones first, you can sauté the bones for flavor, […]

Summer Squash Soup with Dill and Lemon

SUMMER SQUASH SOUP

Summer is all about having way too much zucchini. It’s funny — I was never a huge fan when I was a kid, but now that I have discovered how versatile and delicious these little buggers can be, I really like them. This is one of the first recipes I ever developed, and it is […]

Gluten Free waffles with Banana and walnuts

BANANA ALMOND FLOUR WAFFLES

By the time the weekend rolls around, my kids and I are looking to change things up from our morning Breakfast Soup. When asked very nicely (it’s hard to say no to a super cute 7-year-old) for waffles, I decided it was time to experiment, the results were delicious, and we have a new weekend […]

A LITTLE FRESHNESS

Sprinkling some well chosen fresh herbs on your dish is one of those seemingly trivial steps that reaps huge rewards. It is amazing how a few well-chosen bits of herb can elevate a dish, making it looks better, tastes better, and easily pack in way more nutrients. I used to shy away from buying fresh herbs […]

HERB AND OLIVE FRITTATA

While Seasonal Breakfast Soup is our much loved weekday breakfast, weekends call for something a bit special. Frittata is a family favorite. It’s wonderfully flexible as far as what ingredients are featured, it packs in a plethora of veg, and can be little or big depending on how hungry breakfasters are. As a general rule, I add […]