Category: summer


Hacked! Chef of Steel CSA #2

L to R: Swiss chard, lettuce, baby salad greens, radishes, peas, kohlrabi, and basil.


Farmer’s Market Feasting: Week 2

Welcome to week 2 of Farmer’s Market Feasting. So, what do we have here? On the left, there’s granola, goat cheese, and two different kinds of cookies. On the right there’s pork italian sausage, pickled fiddleheads, and hot salsa. Center stage there’s strawberries, purple basil, herb bread, garlic scapes, tomatoes, and the zucchini that time ...


Hacked!-Chef of Steel (aka CSA Week #1)

Sigh-First Things First: Congratulations to the Stanley Cup Champions, the Chicago Blackhawks. They fought for every goal, and they never stopped fighting until it was done. Most admirable, and most impressive. Patrick Kane, if you have enjoyed your stay in the lovely city of Boston, consider making it your new permanent home. I’ll make cupcakes. ...


Farmer’s Market Feasting: Week 1

Last Saturday was the opening day of our town’s outdoor Farmer’s Market. I had been looking forward to this for a while, and I did not leave disappointed. Sadly, I am already a week behind sharing my adventures with you, so without further ado-I present Farmer’s Market Feasting: Week 1.


Eggplant Chips with Chile Peppers and Garlic Mayonnaise

Oh, man, you are lucky there is even a photograph of these. I made them for lunch yesterday for The Husband and myself (he was lucky he was working from home, or he would have totally missed these), and they disappeared in a flash, no pun intended. These are so easy, and so addictive. They ...


Transitional Vegetable-Bean Stew

So, I needed a dish that would solve a multitude of problems. 1) The Husband needed a soup/stew sort of thing to pack in his lunch this week. 2) There were all kinds of little bits, pieces, smatterings of vegetables around the house, that weren’t enough to do anything with by themselves. 3) I’m still ...


CSA Share #13: Ramp Up or Wind Down?

L to R: Eggplant, Parsley, Red Bell Peppers, Fingerling Potatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Butternut Squash, Spaghetti Squash, Kabocha Squash, Radishes, Lettuce, Salad Mix, Arugula, Slicing Tomatoes, Chile Peppers.