Tressa Dale

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On the strawberry patch: Tasty Halloween

Garlic is magical. Many cultures believe it to hold mystical powers that ward off evil and disease, and for good reason, as the antioxidant and vitamin-rich bulbs provide excellent nutrition for minimal effort in...

On the strawberry patch: The comfort of tomato soup

My husband’s sister had a baby a few short months ago. So recently I’m sure she is still counting the child’s age in weeks. Adjusting to life with a newborn and a toddler is...

On the strawberry patch: Chubby bites of goodness

Dumplings are a lot like babies. They are both chubby little bites of goodness, lovingly and painstakingly made to share with the world. They are also both a lot of work, work that requires...

On the strawberry patch: Sharing a harvest feast

Korean people all over the world celebrated Chuseok (CHOO-suk) this past Tuesday, Sept. 21. The traditional Korean harvest festival dates to antiquity and pays homage to Korea’s ancient farming roots. The day is one...

A muffin for all seasons

All week long our family has kept the berry bowl full. At any convenient moment I have strapped my son into his bike seat and whisked us both down the long dirt road to...

On the strawberry patch: When life gives you puff pastry … make lemon curd

Let me tell you a story about the day I wrote my first article. I had been agonizing for weeks over which dish and message I would present as my introduction to you all...

On the strawberry patch: Blueberry pizza marks the end of summer

Windstorms and foggy mornings have signaled the end of summer here on the strawberry patch. Yet again our days of endless sunshine seem to have passed me quickly by, and I have renewed resolve...

On the strawberry patch: A soup to ward off burnout

It feels like I am always thinking about food. At any time of the day, I am either cooking a meal, feeding my toddler, doing dishes, searching for all the bits of food he...

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