Fruity Fennel Smoothie

Fruity Fennel Smoothie

When I used to grow fennel in my garden I never had to come up with recipes to use it—my younger brothers loved to snack on it so much that none survived long enough to make it into the kitchen! Often recipes call for the bulb of this licorice-flavored herb, but I find the fronds just as usable. Today I replaced the greens in my smoothie with them.

Sometimes Simple is Best

Sometimes Simple is Best

"Who made this salad?? It's amazing!"

I didn't expect my four-ingredient no-dressing salad to elicit that sort of response at the potluck. I had thrown it together moments before heading out the door and not long before that I wasn't sure I had anything to contribute. My husband suggested using the lettuce and mizuna greens we had received in our CSA box that morning to make a salad, but I didn't really have any other salad vegetables. We did have some blueberries in the freezer (also from the CSA) and slivered almonds though, so I was able to throw together something simple.