Monthly Archives: August 2009

A Sunday of Preparation: Wine & Pasta Sauce

Sundays in our house are often a day of rest and prepa­ra­tion. This Sunday was no dif­fer­ent. We had a bunch of toma­toes from the CSA that we needed to use so we decided on mak­ing some roasted veg­etable pasta sauce. It’s really easy, but takes a while so its per­fectly suited to Sundays. I […]

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A Twist on the Classic American Cheese Burger & Fries

I’ve heard many peo­ple say pizza is like sex — even when its bad, you’re still hav­ing pizza. That’s how I feel about burg­ers. And a good burger instantly sends me into culi­nary eupho­ria. One of my favorite burger recipes I’ve devel­oped over the years is a twist on gyros, the slow-cooked spiced Greek meat typ­i­cally served […]

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Moroccan Stuffed Acorn Squash and Arugula Salad

Our friend Monica loves to gar­den. So much so that she plants WAY too much and gives tons of home-grown fruits and veg­eta­bles away to her very lucky friends. We received an acorn squash from her along with a bunch of other stuff. For the acorn squash we decided that stuff­ing it some­how would make […]

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First Cayenne Pepper Harvest

This week­end we har­vested the first round of pep­pers from our cayenne plant. This plant is insane! Pictured are roughly 35 pep­pers. A few weeks ago we pulled maybe 5 – 10 ripe pep­pers for some salsa. We’ve also been using greens ones from time to time so I would guess that we’ve pulled maybe 50 peppers […]

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Elvis Pancakes (Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes)

I’m not afraid to admit it. I love Neil Diamond. I sup­pose it’s because my mom did. I remem­ber count­less fam­ily road trips dri­ven to the tune of “I Am I Said” and Saturday after­noons spent clean­ing the house rockin’ along to “Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show.” Many of my best child­hood mem­o­ries have one […]

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Patty Pan Cakes (Faux Crab Cakes) & Arugula Salad with Lemon Yogurt Dressing

A few weeks ago, Megan’s mom gave us a recipe for these fake crab cakes that are basi­cally a fried shred­ded zuc­chini cake. How can that not be good!? Unfortunately, it was right after we fin­ished using the enor­mous amount of zuc­chini we had received that week from our CSA — and that was the last zucchini […]

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Chipotle & Roasted Corn Salsa

With all the heir­loom toma­toes we’ve received from our CSA recently, it’s been hard to keep up! Now, Megan is not a fan of raw toma­toes at all so we’ve worked hard to come up with inter­est­ing ways that we can both enjoy them. There have been lots of pasta and pizza sauces made, and […]

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Shrimp & Smoked Sausage Gumbo

This week we were very excited to see okra in our box from Avalon Acres, our CSA. Growing up, I hated okra. It was slimy and had a ter­ri­ble tex­ture. The only way I would eat it was fried, and even then half the time I’d just pull the bread­ing off and eat that. My […]

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Japanese Eggplant Pizza

Japanese egg­plant, fresh gar­lic, home-made sauce, fresh basil, grated Parmesan & moz­zarella cheeses, and a sprin­kle of oregano. deli­cious! Keep read­ing for more pictures.

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Peaches & Irish Cream French Toast

After a late night out with friends last night, I had hoped to sleep in and have a fairly lazy Saturday. Apparently my body had dif­fer­ent things in mind as I was wide awake at 8 am. While Megan con­tin­ued to sleep, I began think­ing of what to make for break­fast and real­ized that I […]

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