Corn on the Cob, 3 Ways

In the tradition of many a San Francisco restaurant, I wanted to experiment with Corn on the Cob three ways; grilled, microwaved and traditional 2-minute boil method. I was curious to see which was actually the best way, best being a combination of time + effort. Grilled: The most time consuming of the three methods,

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Lemonade Stand: Great summer activity (recipe)

Check out this lemonade stand! Isn’t it just the cutest? We won it this weekend at the auction to benefit our kids’ schools, and I could not be happier. Love the design, the vintage lemon pictures and the basket of goodies that came with. Very creative and the kids will have a great time this

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Grow Your Own: Grilled Artichokes

Last September, we overhauled the front yard and planted lots of food-type items. Blueberries, Fuyu persimmons, Blenheim apricots, rhubarb, herbs and more. Many times, I thought about taking a photo or two, but alas, it never happened. Fortunately, all the plants have overwintered well and spring is bringing up all sorts of treasures. One of

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My Monday Menu Plan: Moroccan Carrot Salad

Carrots Each week, on Monday (usually), I come up with the dinner plan for the entire week. What sounds onerous to some is actually a dream for me, as I organize myself well before the excitement of the week starts. No more last minute scrambles to figure out dinner mid-week, and instead of rushing to

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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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