Market Meals – Honey Raspberry Marshmallows

Selling Marshmallows at the Market By Summer Miller, author of New Prairie Kitchen Long before I wrote New Prairie Kitchen or drafted recipes for magazines, and farmer’s market blogs, I was a vendor at the Omaha Farmers Market selling bags of marshmallows tied with an orange ribbon. My boutique bakery was called Orange Poppy, and on Saturdays […]

Summer Fruit Hand Pies – Whole Foods Market Recipe

INGREDIENTS: 3 cups chopped summer fruit, such as peeled and pitted peaches or nectarines, strawberries or pitted cherries 5 tablespoons sugar 1 1/2 tablespoon all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting 2 tablespoons heavy cream 1/4 cup crushed vanilla wafers or ginger snaps 2 recipes prepared pie crust (or two rolled out 9-inch crust)   METHOD: […]

Dry-Aged Steaks with Grilled Salsa – Whole Foods Market Recipe

INGREDIENTS: 3 Roma tomatoes 2 ears sweet corn 1 bunch green onions, trimmed 1 jalapeno pepper 2 teaspoons expeller-pressed canola oil 4 (10-ounce) dry-aged New York strip steaks, each about 1 1/4-inch thick, trimmed of excess fat 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt, divided 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper Juice of 1 lime   METHOD: […]

Market Meals – Green Bean Salad

Country Life & Green Bean Salad By Summer Miller, author of New Prairie Kitchen Within months of moving into the white one-room school house with clapboard siding and a bell on top, I was ready to move out. Very quickly my world had become small, and I found it difficult to breathe in these wide-open […]

Market Meals – Pan Roasted Turnips with Créme Fresh and Arugula Pesto

Ode to the Turnip By Summer Miller, author of New Prairie Kitchen Turnips are like Brussels Sprouts in that a lot of people know they exist, but few people like them or know what to do with them. If you are solidly in the anti-turnip camp, or scratching your head trying to figure out what one […]

Tofu and Black Bean Tacos – Whole Foods Market Recipe

INGREDIENTS: 1 (14-ounce) package extra-firm tofu, drained 1 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 3 green onions, finely chopped 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed 12 corn tortillas, […]

Kohlrabi and Radish Salad – Whole Foods Market Recipe

INGREDIENTS: 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar 1 tablespoon honey 2 1/2 pound kohlrabi 1 bunch radishes 3/4 cup sliced fresh mint leaves 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt   METHOD: In a large bowl, whisk together lemon juice, vinegar and honey. Peel kohlrabi and cut in half vertically, then slice very thinly […]

Market Meals – Simple Spring Salads

Simple Spring Salads and Unscheduled Childhoods By Summer Miller “We aren’t going to girl scouts tonight,” I said half expecting my daughter to protest. I was done with our over-scheduled spring. I was done sitting in rooms watching my kids learn scouting lessons. I was done sitting on the sidelines of soccer practice and games, […]

Market Meals – Rhubarb Fool

Simple Mother’s Day Dessert: Rhubarb Fool By Summer Miller I packed up my 8-year-old son and drove 35 minutes into downtown Omaha to walk the brick streets of the Omaha Farmers Market. He is the early bird in our house, and I can always count on him for a second set of hands when it […]

Lemon-Ricotta Kale Dip

INGREDIENTS: 1 bunch green kale, stems and tough ribs stripped out and discarded, leaves sliced 1 small onion, sliced 4 cloves garlic 3/4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese 1 1/2 tablespoon nutritional yeast Juice and zest of 1 lemon 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste   METHOD: In a large […]