Notes from the Lake

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Sprouting Potatoes

7th February 2014

When sprouts on potatoes are a good thing! We are pre-sprouting or chitting our spuds to prepare for late February planting.

Purple “Graffiti” cauliflower and chartreuse green Romanesco broccoli are adding a crispy, sweet crunch to our salad bar. Enjoy these winter garden favorites steamed, roasted, baked and in soups and stews. The spiky spiral shaped Romanesco is actually a broccoli but grows more like a cauliflower. Both are heart healthy and good sources of fiber.

Baked Cauliflower Recipe

Ingredients:

1 large head of cauliflower, washed and leaves trimmed
½ cup whole wheat bread crumbs
2…

The holiday season is a time for gathering together with friends and family and opening our homes for parties and feast. We want all of the senses to be engaged as we entertain; from sparkling decorations to dazzle the eyes, sumptuous food to tempt the taste buds, comfortable and cozy pillows and blankets for cuddling by the fire and we want our homes to have smells that enhance the holiday mood.

Unfortunately, that just painted smell, the fish from last night’s dinner or our furry…