Are those Kale trees?

By: | 0 Comments | On: September 6, 2016 | Category : Blog, What's for Dinner


Another glorious summer has come and gone and the PK Garden proved to be a HUGE success!  The kale stalks are taller than me and full of large, curly leaves.  This superfluous amount of nature’s top superfood can be used in sauces, salads, roasted chips, soups or even green smoothies.... more

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Yogurt Bowls

By: | 0 Comments | On: July 20, 2016 | Category : Blog


Yogurt bowls make a perfect breakfast, lunch or in-between meal.  If you use Greek Yogurt (my favorite is Siggi’s plain), then it is loaded with protein and often can be non-fat. Whether you make it savory or sweet, the options are endless. Plain yogurt with avocado, cherry tomato, basil, sliced almonds,... more

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Tuesday’s Tip a.k.a. Culinary 101: Blanching Broccoli

By: | 1 Comment | On: July 8, 2016 | Category : Blog


I’m starting a new section in the blog to be named either Tuesday’s Tip or Culinary 101.   It’s not in permanent marker yet, so I’d love your opinions or any other suggestions for names.  In this section, I will provide weekly cooking tips to make things a bit simpler for you in... more

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It doesn’t get any butter than this

By: | 0 Comments | On: July 6, 2016 | Category : Blog


Butter lettuce dressed with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing and then topped with Cherry Tomatoes and Avocado Slices.  This is simply divine.  Change up the dressing with your best fresh herbs in the ice box or back yard: I used Cilantro, Basil & Dill from the PK Garden. more

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Happy harvest @ Putzel Kitchen

By: | 0 Comments | On: July 1, 2016 | Category : Blog


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You can’t beet this garden to bowl salad

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 15, 2016 | Category : Blog


Another great homegrown salad of romaine, kale, baby carrots & beets from the Putzel Kitchen garden. more

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Romaine Quinoa Salad

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 14, 2016 | Category : Blog


I love leftovers for lunch.  It beats a sub sandwich any day of the week.  Today a I filled my plate with fresh picked, organic, home grown Romaine lettuce from my garden.  I topped it off with quinoa tabbouleh and a few drizzles of buttermilk ranch dressing.  Now that’s clean eating... more

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Mac ‘N Cheese that is Green & Gouda

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 6, 2016 | Category : Blog


Think out of the ice box and combine leftovers to make a mac ‘n cheese that is genuinely “gouda.”  Don’t get stuck in a rut…macaroni can be so much more than the orange stuff that comes out of a box.  This past week was filled with great stuff to top off... more

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watermelon: perfect for anything

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 3, 2016 | Category : Blog


Watermelon is the quintessential refreshing summer fruit.  As it may be obvious in the name, watermelon is 91% water, and therefore an excellent source for staying hydrated on a hot day. Whether it’s carved, cubed or served in wedges, this sweet, juicy fruit is perfect no matter how you slice... more

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It’s all in the presentation

By: | 0 Comments | On: May 25, 2016 | Category : Blog


Sometimes the simplest things are the best.  Try layering slices of tomatoes and cucumbers on a platter.  Here we finished it with salt, pepper, basil chiffonade, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  This easy salad is beautiful, delicious and fast! more

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