Category: Home Cooking

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Blooming

As you may have noticed, the blog is undergoing an expansion of sorts. I’ve added a number of tabs menu of fun pages at the top to be expanded upon as time allows. Check out the recipes, eating seasonally 101, inspiration, and the book tabs; I have added some content to those already. I made ...

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Got Salad Dressing?

How many bottles of store-bought salad dressing do you have in your fridge? More than 2? More than 4? Not sure? How many of those half-used bottles have you emptied down the sink after they have gone bad (ka-ching, ka-ching)? But I need all those bottles, you say. The family likes variety and choice for ...

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Garlic Scape and Goat Cheese Omelet

Garlic scapes are in season. What, you may ask is a garlic scape, where do I get garlic scapes, and what do I do with them once I have them? Garlic scapes are the stem and bud of the garlic plant. They need to be trimmed off before flowering, so all the plant’s energy goes ...

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Week #3 CSA Share – Leafy Greens and Herby Herbs

(Originally written July 8, 2010) Week #3’s share from Holland Farm CSA was full of green, leafy goodness: lettuce, arugula, salad mix, swiss chard, and kale. Plus, the first squashes came in, and there were plenty of herbs to choose from. I brought home chives, cilantro, parsley, and basil. Thyme, sage, and mint are also ...

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Week 1-CSA Pick ups have begun!

This week’s share of produce was understandably small, considering how early it is in the growing season here in NH. We received 1 1/2 lbs swiss chard, 1/2 lb salad mix, 1/2 lb mesclun, 1/2 lb arugula, 10 radishes (3 different kinds; even white ones), and herbs (parsley, mint, rosemary, basil). Peas will be next ...

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Real Food Road Hero of the Month/Food Revolution Recipe #3: Asian-Style Steamed Salmon

February’s Hero is none other than my son. He nearly single-handedly prepared this week’s recipe, and it was delicious. If my 9-year-old son can do it, you can too! Asian-Style Steamed Salmon-Jamie Oliver (Jamie’s Food Revolution) Serves 2 a large handful of broccolini or broccoli rabe1 x 8-ounce can of water chestnutsa large handful of ...

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Food Revolution Recipe #2: Shrimp and Avocado with an Old-School Marie Rose Sauce

This recipe comes together screamingly fast, so have everything else done and ready before you heat your pan to cook your shrimp. Shrimp cook quickly, and overcooked shrimp are little bites of rubbery non-goodness, so don’t leave them alone once in the pan. Oh, and this is a fabulous, delicious meal. A quick rant on ...