Farm to table recipes: Harwood Place is switching over to farm fresh ingredients

WAUWATOSA -- Chip spent the morning at Lutheran Home and Harwood Place Senior Living in Wauwatosa. He's learning about how they're switching over to farm fresh ingredients and learning some of their recipes straight from the chefs.

Harwood Place (website) 

At Harwood Place, we provide Retirement Living in a variety of different size apartment homes. We also can provide Supportive Services in your apartment when you need some extra help but want to stay in your apartment home as well as Assisted Living in our dedicated care area. Located in the heart of Wauwatosa, you are just moments away from shops, restaurants, Froedtert Hospital, the Tosa Farmers Market, Wisconsin Athletic Club, Wauwatosa library, and more.

Lutheran Home (website)

The Lutheran Home has earned a reputation for excellence by providing the highest quality of care and services in our community for more than 105 years. Reasons for the Lutheran Home’s success include:

  • All private rooms

  • Beautifully landscaped grounds with a private courtyard, walking paths, gazebo, and gliding swing

  • Intergenerational programming with children from the Lutheran Home’s Children’s Center

  • Seasons Studio for art, music, and activities

  • Spiritual services, including weekly chapel service, bible studies, and on-site chaplaincy

  • Structured daily activities, including exercise, social events, music, art, recreational therapy, pet therapy, community outings, and games

Autumn Roasted Spaghetti Squash & Grilled Chicken

Serves 4 people


    Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and scrape out seeds. Reserve seeds for toasting.

    Rub cut side with olive oil and place cut side down on baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes or until tender.

    Let cool. Scrape out threads of squash with the tines of a fork.

    Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat, add garlic, sauté until fragrant then add squash. Toss until hot, add tomatoes, herbs and salt and pepper. Separate onto to four plates. Top each with a sliced chicken breast and grated asiago cheese.

    Segment 2:  Chip cooks with Chetney Dudzic, Clinical Dietitian, Lutheran Home & Harwood Place – Rehab Recipes - using ingredients/foods that promote healing after you injure yourself or have been sick

    Pumpkin Pie Smoothie:

      Whipped cream, cinnamon, and/or crushed graham cracker for garnish

      Blend all ingredients in blender, or immersion blender until smooth, Pour into two glasses and top with whipped cream, cinnamon, graham crackers if desired. Serve and enjoy!

      Nutrition information (1, 8 oz serving): 186 calories, 1 g fat, 41 g carbohydrate, 5.5 g fiber, 6 g protein

      Segment 3:   Chip cooks Chef Ashley Wolf and kids- farm-to-table dessert using fresh fruit, less sugar

      Caramel Apple Parfaits

      2   cups Vanilla Greek Yogurt

      1  cup Whip topping (Chef will teach you how to whip cream during the segment)

      2   medium unpeeled apples cut into chunks (2 cups)

      1/4   cup caramel topping