Family Dinner Plan: In Season Fruit

Fall is here. Our box from Mariquita Farms contained Lettuces, Mixed Heirloom Tomatoes, Principe Borghese Tomatoes, Spigariello, Potatoes, Red Heart Peppers, and Avocados. Here is my menu plan for the week of September 22: Sunday: Grilled steaks, tomato salad, lettuce salad with avocado, sauteed spigariello (a friend of kale), mashed sweet potatoes Monday: Slow Cooked

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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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Family Dinner Plan: Thyme

Summer vacation is almost here, school is almost out, I almost have my sh*t together. A girl can hope. Our box from Mariquita Farms featured White Spring Onions, Summer Squash, Carrots, French Breakfast Radishes, Blueberries, Collard Greens, Red Butter Lettuce and Thyme. I ended up with two bunches of thyme. Humm, could I be clever

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Blogaversary: Put ’em Up! (Giveaway)

I come from a long line of canners and food preservers (well, at least I know my Mom made jam and my Grandmother canned loads of stuff from her prolific southern California vegetable garden), but most of what I learned has been self taught. By the time I got around to being interested in making

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