My CSA Box: Tomatoes, peaches and summer

Everyone likes to say this is the best time of year, when summer produce is at its height. I guess I agree (did you want me to say otherwise), although frankly I feel slightly overwhelmed by the quantity of everything and the urgency I feel to preserve food for the rest of the year. Our

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Family Dinner Plan: Holiday helpers

My menu this week was created with recipes straight out of my Sunday newspaper! How easy is that? Easy. Here is my menu plan for the week of December 10: Sunday: Shepherd’s Pie with sweet potato crust, roasted Brussel sprouts, salad with fennel and persimmons Monday: Spaghetti squash with walnut-sage pesto, grilled chopped steak, salad

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How to Paleo: Asian-style turkey lettuce cups (recipe)

Short story: Inspired by Kalyn’s Kitchen Asian Lettuce Cups with Spicy Ground Turkey Filling, I modified the recipe for our Paleo diet challenge. Longer version: As I look around each week to plan our menu, search terms often bring me to favorite blogs I have been reading for years. These last few weeks, as we challenge

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Monday Menu Plan: Chicken Boobies

The ridiculous: this photo from our cooking class with Jonathan of Eat Right at Home and Mariquita Farms. The chicken has boobies. Snicker. Last week, Mariquita Farms dropped off a mystery box, so I am back to menu planning. I found Baby Carrots, Dill, Savoy Cabbage, Baby Spinach, Calçots, Winter Density Lettuce, Beets, Fennel, Broccoli,

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Thanksgiving Breakfast: Gluten-Free Pumpkin Strata

Remember last month when I participated in a blogger roundup about the new cookbook, Perfect One-Dish Dinners? Well, in addition to being fun, I also had the opportunity to meet several new bloggers. Bonus. This month, Shauna James Ahern, of the Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef, proposed a similar roundup, focused on a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving.

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My Monday Menu Plan: Potatoes

Potatoes

Potatoes This week is going to be busy, I have lots of writing planned and am getting ready to participate in the Foodbuzz Project Food Blog challenge. Why, you ask? Oh, I don’t know, I didn’t seem to have enough going on already. Snort. Anywho, our box from Two Small Farms had several tasty goodies.

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Menu Plan Monday: St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is here on Wednesday, and I will be able to indulge my love of corned beef. I am going to follow the Crockpot Corned Beef recipe I used last year, and fingers-crossed, there will be enough leftovers for the next day. Here is the rest of my menu plan for the week

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Menu Plan Monday: Roasted and toasted

More rain is scheduled for this week, and with that, I definitely feel like comfort food. Yesterday, a few of us were chatting about our favorite way to cook vegetables, and roasting was by far the preferred method. Everything from brussel sprouts to sweet potatoes taste better when roasted with olive oil and a sprinkle

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