CSA Fair with the 5 Healthy Towns Farmers Markets

St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea and 5 Healthy Towns will host a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair on Sunday, February 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Chelsea First United Methodist Church, located at 128 Park Street in Chelsea.  Attendees will have an opportunity to meet and speak with local […] Read more »

Kale and Sweet Potato Salad

Ingredients: 1 medium sweet potato, 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 bunch kale, ¼ cup dressing (see below for recipe suggestion, although any salad dressing will do), ¼ cup sunflower seeds or nuts, ¼ cup dried cranberries, ¼ cup feta cheese (optional) Vinaigrette dressing: ¼ cup olive oil, ¼ cup apple […] Read more »

Holiday Season at the Farmers Market

Chelsea Winter Market will be celebrating the holidays with some special events: Free Gift Baskets and Wrapping for your holiday needs Hometown Holidays – Live Music with the MacDonald Brothers and Kid’s Cookie Decorating Basket Giveaways – win a basket of farmers market products Farmers Market Gift Certificates, redeemable at […] Read more »

Sweet Potato and Apple Soup

YIELD:  4 servings 2 cups broth (chicken or vegetable) 1 ½ teaspoons cumin ¼ cup apple cider ¾ pound sweet potato 1 large tart, crisp apple 1 medium onion ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon ½ cup skim milk or almond milk 2 tablespoons plain non fat […] Read more »

Irish Tomato Soup

4 tablespoons butter 2 ½ cups vegetable broth 2 medium yellow onions 8 medium tomatoes 1 small carrot 1 tablespoons chopped fresh basil 2 medium potatoes 2 cups low fat milk    (or unsweetened original almond milk)   Peel and chop onion and carrot.    Saute in butter 5 minutes (do not […] Read more »

Veggie Quesadillas

½ cup chopped sweet red pepper                         1 tablespoon olive oil ½ cup chopped zucchini                                       ½ cup chopped yellow squash ½ cup chopped onion                                           ½ cup chopped seeded tomato 1 ¼ cup sharp cheddar cheese                              6 (9 inch) whole wheat tortillas   Saute vegetables in oil just until tender, about 7 […] Read more »

Kohlrabi recipes

KOHLRABI CAKES WITH YOGURT MINT SAUCE                   Serves 4 to 6   Sauce:   1/3 cup plain yogurt                                                     3 T. chopped fresh mint leaves 1 tsp. lemon juice                                                                    pinch of salt   Mix sauce ingredients.  Chill at least 30 minutes before serving.   Kohlrabi Cakes:   4 kohlrabi bulbs                                                                       ¼ cup […] Read more »

Green Beans and Caramelized Onions

GREEN BEANS WITH CARAMELIZED ONIONS            8 servings   2 lbs. Fresh green beans                        1 ½ T. sugar 2 T. butter                                1 T. red wine vinegar 2 medium onions                            1 c. […] Read more »

2 kinds of summer slaw

Low fat Creamy Slaw                                                      Serves 4 Wash and prepare vegetables: 2 cups shredded or coarsely chopped cabbage                                   ½ cup shredded carrot ¼ cup chopped red or green bell pepper                                                               ¼ cup onion, finely chopped Chill vegetables while you mix the dressing: 1/3 cup plain low fat Greek yogurt                                          1 tablespoon […] Read more »

Summer Vegetable Frittata

Summer Vegetable Frittata                        Serves 6 Wash and prep vegetables and herbs: 1 zucchini squash, diced small                                                                     1 green bell pepper, chopped 3 plum tomatoes, chopped                                                                         1 summer squash, chopped 3 scallions, thinly sliced (white, and some of green)                         1 garlic clove, minced 1 tsp. fresh thyme, chopped                                                                       ½ teaspoon fresh […] Read more »