Tag: fall

Farmers’ Market/CSA Report #15, September 2017

I was feeling a powerful “bring the harvest home” vibe last week, with the Fall Equinox tickling the hairs on the back of my neck. My farmers’ market purchases reflect that. Some of my purchases were meant to be enjoyed right away, but some were bought specifically because they will keep for a while, to ...

Real Food Origins-Cranberries

I had some perilously ripe bananas perfect for baking with, so I made banana bread today, and for some seasonal fun, I added chopped fresh cranberries to the bread, as an experiment. It turns out, fresh cranberries are quite lovely-looking, and tasting, in banana bread. They were in the Kindness Cake recipe too. They are ...

CSA Share #11: Stuff’s Getting Real

This week’s share is kind of confusing. It’s definitely summer’s last gasp, with a little bit of fall mixed in. There’s lettuce, which was a real surprise, and broccolini, representing early summer. Then there’s peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, basil and scallions, which are summer’s most glorious vegetables, except for maybe corn and zucchini. Finally, there’s cabbage, ...

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Bacon, Chocolate, Cupcakes, and a BLT FTW!

The Bacon Odyssey continues, courtesy of Food Network Magazine. These are bacon strips topped with four different spice-and-sweet mixtures: Maple-Chile, Pie Spice, Rosemary-Black Pepper, Cajun. They baked in the oven until they were well-browned and crispy. Well, some of them were really well-browned and really crispy. If you try this, keep a sharp eye on ...

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Turkey Soup

Of course, one of the reasons for preparing a turkey feast is for the leftovers. When you have turkey feast leftovers, it’s time to make turkey soup.

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Open-Faced Turkey Sandwiches

This was a quick, easy dinner pulled together with some of the leftovers from the mid-winter turkey feast. I chopped up some light and dark turkey and simmered it in the pan sauce to warm it all through. I served it over some toasted bakery bread, with a bit of the coleslaw on top to ...

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Mid-Winter Turkey Feast

It’s tradition around here that my mother-in-law cooks Thanksgiving dinner. She loves to do it, and she’s very good at it. It’s always bountiful and delicious. She also sends us home with some leftovers, which we love. But there is nothing like the heady aroma of a turkey roasting in the oven to make the ...