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Garden 2013

Garden 2013

We finally got our garden planted. We’re growing tomatoes (2 varieties of heirlooms), peppers (red and orange bell and banana), beans, lettuce, cilantro, basil, marigolds, and lavender. After the birth of our little Speck, moving when she was six weeks old, and now chasing after […]

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

We’ve been busy lately and I’ve been neglecting lots of things.  Two of those things are blogging and our Bread Machine.  So let’s fix that! For a while, we were making the standard types of breads in our bread machine: White, Wheat, or French.  I […]

Cesar Salad with Kale

Cesar Salad with Kale

Cesar dressing stands up well to the hardy, flavorful kale, which is available at your farmers market when other more delicate greens, like lettuce, aren’t. So good! Try it!

Watermelon

Watermelon

Fresh watermelon, cut and ready for snacks this week…. Or right now.

Garden Update

Garden Update

Summer is just about here and our little balcony garden is really getting in to full swing. The heirloom tomatoes that we planted from seeds are starting to produce fruit. I have another cherry tomato plant that we bought a week or two ago. It’s […]

Spring Pizza

Spring Pizza

Pizzas are a good way to make use of pretty much any fresh seasonal veggies you have. This week we made one with portabello mushrooms from our CSA, some spinach from the farmer’s market, some canned roasted red peppers and ricotta cheese. Goat cheese would […]

Rhubarb Season

Rhubarb Season

I didn’t really grow up eating rhubarb, so it hasn’t been on my radar as something to buy at the farmer’s market before.  But it was a choice of items from our CSA and I wanted to give it a try.  Rhubarb is tart, so […]

Lemon Asparagus Pasta

Lemon Asparagus Pasta

This is a great, healthy dish for spring, using lots of spring veggies. – 16 ounces of pasta (usually 1 bag – I use penne or some other shape that is similar to cut pieces of asparagus) – boil according to package directions – 4-5 […]

CSA

CSA

This weekend is the first week we get to pick up our CSA (community supported agriculture) share.  We’ve never participated in a CSA before but I’m super excited about it.  If you’ve never heard of it before, a CSA is where you pay the farmer […]