Family Dinner Plan: Grill everything

Hope you had a delightful 4th of July weekend! Our box from Fifth Crow Farms contained summer squash and zucchini, lettuces, spinach, romanesco cauliflower, strawberries, baby turnips, dill, Savoy cabbage, new potatoes, red onions, carrots and radishes. I feel as though I might have snagged an extra vegetable or two, there were a couple things

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Family Dinner Plan: First squash of the year

  Our box from Mariquita Farms contained the above beautiful Padana Squash, which will last for a long time on the counter, until it is more what I think of as squash season, ie. cooler temperatures. For now I am still into the fresh tomatoes and chiles, the squash will come later. In addition to

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Family Dinner Plan: Is Fall here already?

Fall begins, I guess. The air smells different, a little crisper. And the shadows seem a little longer, but as Andy, our Mariquita Farms farmer pointed out, the first official day of fall is not until Sunday, September 22. I think in reality it has started a little earlier! In our veggie box from Mariquita

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Party Menu: Summer Bridal Shower

Kate and Matt are getting married later this summer, and I was delighted to be able to host a bridal shower for Kate to meet her extended in-laws. A backyard garden party was planned, and I got my butt in gear and spruced up the patio and surrounds to make everything nice for the day.

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Belated Blogaversary: VPower Slicer (giveaway)

For the 5th giveaway celebrating the 5th Anniversary of Kitchen Gadget Girl, I am pleased to present one of my favorite go-to tools in the kitchen, the Börner V-Slicer food preparation gadget. A billion years ago, I bought my first V-Slicer Mandoline from Börner and use it at least 2-3 times a week, mostly to

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