My Monday Menu Plan: Beets

We join a community pool for the summer, and starting today, they light the BBQs and members bring picnics and grillables and enjoy the longer days and late afternoon swims. I am starting to plan my menu around food that easily portable. I bought a super cute tiffen box from Target to carry all my

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What’s for dinner? Agretti spaghetti

Agretti 2010 Our box this week from Two Small Farms contained Agretti, and if you remember from last year, this is one of my favorites. It is a strange vegetable, but very tasty in a salty, ocean sort of way. And again, I scored more than one bunch, so we get to have it twice

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Menu Plan Monday: French Tarragon

Tarragon This week’s CSA box from Two Small Farms contained a very interesting essay about French Tarragon. Apparently, true French Tarragon cannot be started from seed, but by dividing the plant’s roots in the winter. Sounds like a little too much work for this home gardener, so I am going to make the most of

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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: 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: 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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