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Swiss Chard: The Queen of Greens

(Originally published May 18, 2013) You may have already noticed that I’m kind of fixated on greens. Part of that is the time of the year—leafy greens just rule in spring. They love cooler temperatures and grow quickly, so they’re abundant in farmers’ markets in spring, fall, even in winter if you’re lucky enough to […]

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Vera Gelder cooks with honey (video)

(Originally published November 20, 2013) In this cooking video, the eighth of the MO Deep Roots series, Vera Gelder of Walk-About Acres in Columbia, Missouri, shows me how to make three dishes featuring the specialty of her farm: honey. Each of the recipes is very simple to make, requiring few ingredients, and all of them […]

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Grilled Baby Carrot Salad by Chef Craig Cyr

(Originally published October 10, 2013) This wonderfully satisfying grilled carrot salad was created by Craig Cyr, co-owner and executive chef at the award-winning Wine Cellar and Bistro in downtown Columbia, Missouri. Chef Craig and his lovely wife Sarah—who also happens to be the sommelier at the Wine Cellar—invited me into their home early this summer […]

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Cucumber and Onion Salad

This particular version of the classic Midwestern cucumber and onion salad in a sweet and sour dressing was given to me by Lucy Brenner, a charming woman I met at the Taste of Local Missouri food festival in Linn, Missouri this past July. At the event she promised to send me her recipe—which she was […]

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Dan Kuebler’s Small-Batch Sauerkraut (recipe with pictures)

(Originally published September 12, 2013) Though the process of sauerkraut-making has been documented in this MO Deep Roots cooking video, here’s the recipe, with pictures, as an additional reference. If you’re interested in tasting this kraut without going through the work and the wait, you can find it for sale at the Lincoln Farmers’ Market […]

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