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Northern Michigan Recipes: Naughty and Nice Salad

Northern Michigan Recipes: Local foodie Kristin Celeste Shroeger is an aspiring minimalist who creates farm-to-table recipes based on her 9 Bean Rows community supported agriculture (CSA) weekly farm share.  Recipes feature seasonal CSA greens, fruits, vegetables, herbs, eggs and artisan breads paired with zero-waste organic pantry staples from Traverse City’s Oryana Natural Foods Cooperative and weekly organic farmer’s market finds.

Kirstin explains: “Cooking with what is on hand paired with striving to create new farm-to-table recipes each week leads to creative recipes and good health through nutrition from eating fresh, unprocessed, seasonal and sustainable produce.”

Kristin bases her recipes on infused organic oils, organic vinegars and organic pestos that she makes in her minimalist kitchen from seasonal CSA herbs, vegetables and fruits.  Visit Kristin’s food blog, The Intentional Minimalist, at


Salad Ingredients

  • 9 Bean Rows organic baby greens
  • 9 Bean Rows organic red onion
  • 9 Bean Rows organic turnip
  • Food for Thought organic dried cherries
  • Leelanau Cheese raclette cheese
  • Organic sweet and spicy candied walnuts


Whisk dressing together with two tablespoons preserves, one tablespoon vinegar, one tablespoon mustard and one tablespoon oil; season with sea salt. Chop red onion, turnip and cheese. Plate greens with vegetables, cheese, walnuts and drizzle with dressing.