Category: recipe


CSA Shares #10 and #11, Tomatoes and Celebrations

It has been a whirlwind of activity here, and this post is really overdue. On to the food: Share #10, l to r: Kale, cherry tomatoes, bell pepper, baby carrots, parsley, lettuce, tomatoes, chile peppers.


CSA Share #9 and More Cucumbers!!

L to R: Slicing cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, lettuce, carrots, cabbage, parsley, zucchini, basil, kale, tomatoes, chile peppers. The cucumbers have almost been vanquished. Here are the latest casualties.


Creamy Summer Vegetable Soup

Soup is usually the last thing on my mind in the summertime, but we’ve had a preview of fall weather the last couple of weeks, and this soup really hit the spot. It is full of fresh summer flavor, with a creamy texture that brings some of that comfort-food feeling to the table, which is ...


Chocolate Cake On Demand

Last night was our monthly Book Club meeting, a belated birthday celebration for our Book Club leader/coordinator, and an exciting moment for one of our members, and well, for all of us. The occasion called for cake, and I knew just the cake it had to be. The cake recipe is from a kid-friendly cookbook ...


Apple-Maple Boston Baked Beans (recipe edited for clarity 6/2014)

It is finally starting to look and feel like spring around here. After dropping an additional foot of snow on our winter-weary heads, Mother Nature has at least had the decency to come back every day and melt it. The frozen ground underneath the ice and snow is turning to mud, and little green shoots ...


Meyer Lemon Bars (edited 1/2014)

(1/2014 – I’ve made these twice now, and they come out pretty gooey-better for eating with a fork on a plate. I’m not sure I’m happy with this, so since I cannot leave well enough alone, I may try to thicken the filling so these hold together better. Stay tuned.) This year’s deathmarch through winter ...


Unbeatable Borscht!

See what I did there? Sorry if it was too cornball for you, but I couldn’t resist. I hated beets as a child, but only by proxy. You see, my mother detests beets. I’m not sure “detests” is a strong enough word to describe the way her whole face screws up in disgust just to ...