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The Harvest Guide to Pizza Sauce

Posted on: September 5th, 2018

Ah, pizza. What else needs to be said, really? But “Ah, pizza,” would make a lousy blog post by itself, and I’ve never been all that great at brevity anyway, so let’s talk about pizza. Pizza’s beauty lies in its simplicity. Sure, you can load up a pie with whatever toppings you want — even pineapple, … [More]

Recipes Revisited: Summer Food Fest

Posted on: August 21st, 2018

As many of you know, we made a TON of food for our most recent Third Thursday party! Some recipes were new and written specifically for the event; some were old favorites. All of them — except for Seth’s secret pulled pork rubs, which are, well, secrets — are compiled below so they’re in one easy-to-find place! (Click … [More]

MythDebunkers: Olive Oil Edition

Posted on: June 11th, 2018

One of the biggest parts of working at Harvest is educating people about what Ultra Premium Olive Oil is and why it is different from SupermarketOliveOil; how it’s good for you; and when it’s OK to cook with it. (Spoiler: Always.) I’d like to address this and other myths that are often put forward as … [More]

The Age of Asparagus

Posted on: May 15th, 2018

Hello, Harvest Friends! I’ve been away from the blog for a while, but now it’s farm-fresh veggie season, and that’s kind of my area at Harvest. Spring is the prime season for asparagus, one of my favorite green vegetables. It took a while for it to take root as a Cornelius household favorite; as with … [More]

Live Cooking Demo Salad Combos

Posted on: May 1st, 2018

Thanks to everyone who attended our Live Cooking Demo this past Saturday. We had quite a turnout and enjoyed meeting each of you. By popular demand, here are the salad combinations that Becky created: Spinach with feta and raspberries Harvest Basil Olive Oil Harvest Cascadian Wild Raspberry Balsamic Mustard Greens with apples, walnuts, and Asiago … [More]

Olive Oil for the Heart

Posted on: February 15th, 2018

Valentine’s Day has come and gone, leaving a trail of crumpled cards and discounted sugar-flavored chalk behind. And while your kids’ piles of Star Wars-themed Valentine’s hearts are probably safe to toss at this point — after you’ve picked through the candy that came with them, of course — it’s important to remember your REAL heart. There are … [More]

Memories of Alien Centaurs & Smoky Chili Con Carne

Posted on: February 6th, 2018

There was a time in my life when I read anything and everything I could get my hands on. Books are pretty great; they’re where I learned about chili. I had a long stretch in elementary school where I was obsessed with K.A. Applegate’s Animorphs series; if you’re unfamiliar, a bunch of teenagers and blue alien centaurs shape-shift … [More]

Garlic Nirvana

Posted on: January 8th, 2018

I heard once that there’s no such thing as a stupid question. I disagree. There absolutely are stupid questions. But even the dumbest query has merit and deserves to be answered. To prove it, I tried really hard to come up with the very stupidest question I could: Is there a wrong way to eat garlic? … [More]

Game Day Party Showstopper: Jalapeno Popper Dip

Posted on: December 27th, 2017

Happy game day! New York for the Pinstripe Bowl is probably not the warm-weather destination that Hawkeye fans had in mind at the beginning of the year, but Yankee Stadium will technically be 20 degrees warmer than it is in Iowa City today. One way or another, if you travel to bowl games, Kirk and … [More]

The Harvest Holiday State of the Union: Event Previews & Tasting Parties

Posted on: November 28th, 2017

The holidays are here. If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you survived Thanksgiving weekend, which you should feel pretty good about. It can be tough to successfully navigate the throngs of angry people, after all–and that’s just the throngs seated around the dinner table. My brother was hoarding the dinner rolls, he had to … [More]