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Charlene Elderkin

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Carrot Ginger Coleslaw Recipe by Bjorn Bergman

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Tue, Aug 12, 2014 @ 05:12 PM

Click on the recipe card in this blog for fun serving suggestions!

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Tags: Recipes, Ginger, salad, Carrots

Sweet & Spicy Summer Gazpacho Recipe

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Thu, Jul 04, 2013 @ 12:14 PM

Incorporating more raw foods into your diet is easy to do in the summer since you can buy it locally or grow & pick it yourself. This recipe is one of my favorites. It reminds me of Grandma & I in the garden, eating as we picked. The tomatoes & watermelon warmed from the sun... the combination & sweetness of the two really make this gazpacho a simple & refreshing meal. Enjoy!

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Tags: Tomatoes, cucumbers, Gazpacho, Watermelon

Cranberry and Walnut Stuffing Recipe from Luke Zahm

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Mon, Dec 24, 2012 @ 02:17 PM

This recipe was contributed by Luke Zahm, Viroqua Food Co-op Chef.
Luke is a Vernon County Native who returned to his roots after 13 years of professional cooking in Madison. He is passionate about family farming, buying local and strengthening the local community through food. He and his wife Ruthie (also from Viroqua) have 3 children and live in the countryside near La Farge.

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Tags: Recipes, Stuffing

Pork Shoulder with Apple Cider Reduction Recipe

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Mon, Dec 24, 2012 @ 02:17 PM

Recipe contributed by Luke Zahm. Luke is a Vernon County Native who returned to his roots after 13 years of professional cooking in Madison. He is passionate about family farming, buying local and strengthening the local community through food. He and his wife Ruthie (also from Viroqua) have 3 children and live in the countryside near La Farge.

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Tags: Apples, Pork

Coconut Orange Macaroons

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Thu, Nov 29, 2012 @ 03:35 PM

A citrusy twist on an old favorite—gluten free to boot!

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Tags: cookie, macaroons, coconut

Prysnae, Prasna, or Serbian Spinach Pie Recipe

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Wed, Jun 27, 2012 @ 10:43 AM

For my first in the "Eating out of the Garden" series, let me introduce you to prsynae. Prysnae is a family favorite. It started appearing at our extended family gatherings back in the eighties as a vegetarian option and has become a favorite, especially good for potlucks.

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Tags: eating out of the garden, chard, Spinach

Hot Toddy Recipe

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Mon, Nov 28, 2011 @ 01:57 PM

INGREDIENTS:1 Tbsp honey
1 large wedge of lemon (¼ small lemon)
1½ cup hot water
1 shot (1½ oz) Irish whiskey
bourbon,scotch, brandy, or rum

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Tags: Recipes, Beer/Wine, Holiday Time, Home for the Holidays, hot toddy

Outrageous Tomato Soup & Hot Salsa Recipes

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Mon, Aug 31, 2009 @ 02:02 PM

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Tags: salsa, Canning, eating out of the garden, Tomatoes, soup

Eating RAW FOOD

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Thu, Aug 20, 2009 @ 03:16 PM

Written by Zeba Due

I recently began educating myself about the raw food diet. My first search on Google came up with 7,110,000 hits. Where to begin? A VFC customer recommended several books and websites as sources to start my journey.

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Tags: Raw, Drink, Cereal