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CSA Challenge Week Five: Chard

August 6, 2012

Like beets, we do not often have a hard time eating up the chard we get each week. However, this recipe has been on our table every week for the last month or more.  Swiss Chard pizza! Pizza dough (I buy it fresh from the grocery store or make whatever recipe seems appealing) 1.5 Cups [...]

CSA Challenge Week Three: Turnips

June 26, 2012

Turnips. Yuck. I mean, they’re delicious and so good for me so I will eat them with a smile on my face! Yuck. Seriously. However, one of the great things about the adventure of being members of a CSA is not knowing in advance what we’ll get. (This is a double-edged sword since I don’t [...]

CSA Challenge Week One: Pea Vines

June 7, 2012

This week was very exciting because it was our first pick up day for our share from our local CSA, The Root Connection. This is our fourth summer as members, but our first summer with a full share. When we picked up our veggies, I’ll admit feeling a bit overwhelmed with the task of using [...]

Meat Stuffed with Cheese: Valentine’s Day 2012

February 19, 2012

We have a Valentine’s Day tradition around here: molten cheese. In the last couple of years, this has manifested itself in the form of cheese fondue and we have enjoyed that tremendously. This year, we opted to do something a little different because chances were pretty high that one of us would be holding a [...]

New Year, New Recipe!

January 2, 2012

Okay, I really made this in 2011, but it’s still a winner. It’s also really simple and quick to make. The original recipe is from Real Simple December 2011. The changes I made are minimal and really just less pepper than the recipe called for in the magazine. Too much pepper gets caught in Bea’s [...]

You Win Some, You Lose Some

December 20, 2011

I’m not someone who often eats chocolate, but I do enjoy chocolate and mint together, especially around this time of year. I happened to purchase the latest issue of Rachael Ray’s magazine a few weeks ago and noted a delicious looking cookie recipe that involved surrounding a york peppermint patty with chocolate cookie dough. Just [...]

Summer fruits

August 30, 2011

It’s warm! It’s sunny! It’s finally summer around here! Hooray! One of the great things about where we live, and our neighborhood specifically, is the availability of free blackberries during this time of year. A couple weeks ago, our friend Brenda and I picked a half-flat of blackberries in very little time. Naturally, I planned [...]

Don’t Eat All the Avocado

August 16, 2011

Something you may or may not already know about me is that I really like avocado. When I had my wisdom teeth removed the summer before sophomore year of college, I mostly ate avocado (with Johnny’s Seasoning Salt, the way God intended), while I awaited the green light for regular foods. I like avocado with [...]

Recipe of the Week: Just a bunch of links

June 13, 2011

Okay, so I have made a bunch of things lately but nothing terribly memorable. Jonathan got me the Food Matters Cookbook for my birthday, so expect quite a bit from that in the coming weeks. And here are a bunch of links to things I’ve made or am planning to make because sometimes it’s nice [...]

Recipe of the Week: Rhubarb Salad with Goat Cheese

May 31, 2011

As I’ve mentioned before, rhubarb was never my favorite thing as a child, but it has truly started to become more appealing as of late. I believe this is because I can get rhubarb for free. I like free. I like free quite a bit! I wish I’d had the foresight to take a before [...]