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: Busy Week

Really, aren’t they all? Anywho, a couple evening meetings and training sessions means I need to have my ducks in a row for dinner this week (I have told you how important this plan is to my overall mental health, right?) Onto this week’s photo. Because we have been getting our vegetables (and some fruits)

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Family Dinner Plan: Tomatoes

Three Day Weekend. Feels like the last bit of respite before the downhill spiral into fall schedules and the holiday madness. These menu plans become so important, they help me sort my thoughts out of the week and center my thinking before I get caught up in the minutiae of day-to-day tasks and obligations. The

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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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Preserving Tomatoes, a primer (recipes)

This week, my favorite local vegetable CSA, Two Small Farms, is delivering another load of tomatoes, maybe the last of the year. As I was encouraging others to participate in the buy, I thought it might be nice to write up the different ways you can preserve tomatoes for the winter, especially since I have

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My Monday Menu Plan: Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Peppers

Sweet Peppers Huge weekend away, in San Francisco, for the BlogHer Food 2010 conference. I am back home today, getting myself squared away for the week and trying to remember all the interesting things I heard and saw and tasted. Made several new friends and caught up with folks I have known since I started

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