Sarah Scully

Sarah is a librarian as well as an avid knitter and occasional knitwear designer. She also enjoys cooking, gardening, hiking, reading, painting, and writing with fountain pens.

Vegetarian Southwest Stuffed Peppers are a Meal in Themselves

This is a fairly standard vegetarian stuffed pepper recipe, but I wanted to write it down with the proportions I used, since I just made this off the top of my head. This goes well with fresh guacamole and a little salad on the side. Serves 2-4. Ingredients 2 Poblano peppers (substitute bell peppers if

Pesto Pasta with Peas. Bet You Can’t Say it Five Times Fast

Pesto Pasta with Peas. That’s a Mouthful. This alliterative recipe is a quick, easy summertime favorite. Serves 4 as a main dish or 8 as a side dish. Ingredients 1 lb dried pasta, any shape 2 cups fresh English peas, shelled and blanched 1/3 cup fresh basil pesto (adjust to taste) 1 small in-season tomato

Where do we grow from here? What Do We want to Farm?

With logging, stumping, and grading complete, it’s time to consider how we want to lay out our planting areas for next year. For now, we’ll adjust the soil pH and put down a cover crop to preserve the rich topsoil we have, and consider what we want to grow. Of course, we’ve already done a

Authentic Enchilada Sauce is Worth the Effort

This is an authentic enchilada sauce that takes a bit of time, but it’s well worth the trouble! You can get dried chilies in a wide variety from a specialty food or import grocery store. Ingredients 5 dried poblano peppers 5 dried Anaheim peppers 2 or 3 small hot chilies (or to taste) 1 medium

Potato Leek Soup is Vegetarian and Goes Perfectly with Cornbread

This potato leek soup is a veggie variation on a favorite of ours, and another excuse to make cornbread to go with it. Inspired by Jamie Oliver. Serves 4-6. Ingredients 4 medium red potatoes (about 1 lb), washed and cut into 1/2-inch cubes 4 cups vegetable broth (low sodium or salt-free) 4 small leeks (small

Russian Tea Cake Winter Cookies Are Great Anytime of Year

Also known as a Russian Tea Cake or Mexican Wedding Cookies, these wonderful cookies are great any time of the year. I like to include them in my holiday assortment for a little variety. Makes about 4 dozen cookies. Ingredients 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 16 oz. confectioner’s sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 2 &

Korean Bean Sprout Pancakes with Spicy Dipping Sauce

I love savory pancakes, and these are a great Korean version. They are tasty served hot or at room temperature. Serves 6. Spicy Dipping Sauce 3 Tbsp Gochujang* 2 Tbsp soy sauce 1/2 cup water Whisk ingredients together. Mild Dipping Sauce 3 Tbsp

Cool & Crisp Korean Wilted Cucumber Salad

This Korean cucumber side-dish is cool and crisp, a great accompaniment to any spicy meal. The recipe may seem complicated, but the steps are quite easy and this dish can be prepared with little effort while you are making the main part of the meal. Serves 4-6. Ingredients 5-6 small pickling cucumbers, OR 3 large

Black Bean Soup From the Box is Still Good on a Cold Night

Normally I am not a box-of-this, can-of-that type of cook, but sometimes you hit upon a shortcut that is truly tasty and healthy. And this black bean soup is one of those shortcuts for when we want soup, but haven’t soaked any beans. I hope you enjoy this as much and Rick and I have.

Kale Sautéed with Balsamic Vinegar is Easy and Healthy

This easy side dish is a great way to hike up the nutrient content of any meal without adding extra calories. You can also substitute other hearty greens such as collards, spinach, bok choi, or chard. Serves 4-6. Ingredients 2 large bunches kale (or other greens) 1 large white onion, medium dice 2-3 Tbsp. balsamic