Family Dinner Plan: Tomatoes

Three Day Weekend. Feels like the last bit of respite before the downhill spiral into fall schedules and the holiday madness. These menu plans become so important, they help me sort my thoughts out of the week and center my thinking before I get caught up in the minutiae of day-to-day tasks and obligations. The

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Family Dinner Plan: Green Garlic is here!

Spring time brings lovely green garlic, garlic which has been harvested before maturity. Very nice flavor, mild but still garlicky, I use it almost anywhere I would use regular garlic. Also in our box this week were Young Walla Walla Onions, Lettuce, Chicory Barba di Cappuccino (an Italian chicory), Fennel, Sugar Snap Peas, Carrots, and Red

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Best Ever Chilaquiles (recipe)

Chilaquiles Casserole

Chilaquiles, a traditional Mexican hangover cure, is a truly flexible dish easy to throw together for an impromptu brunch or dinner after a busy day. This recipe originally was clipped out of the San Francisco Chronicle in 2003, and every time I find a fresh bunch of chard in my Two Small Farms vegetable box,

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Menu Plan Monday: Orange Cheesecake with Candied Kumquats

This weekend, we celebrated a birthday and an anniversary, so there was lots of cooking to keep me busy. The best thing I made this weekend was an Orange Cheesecake with Candied Kumquats (and Blood Oranges) which used up the cute kumquats from our Frog Hollow CSA box. IMG_1725 I don’t normally write a plan

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Menu Plan Monday: Spring at the farmer’s market

My trip this Sunday to the Farmer’s Market was awesome! Spring has definitely sprung and the variety was overwhelming. Every available stall was filled with a farmer, and I enjoyed just walking through and visiting with some of my favorites. Here is what I found: From Coke Farm, organic broccoli rabe and celery root. Organic

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