Steak Salad for Dinner

That’s right! We’re eating red meat! Which we do, occasionally. And probably more often than shows up on this blog, because I don’t blog every meal we eat. Actually, everything on the blog this week was cooked last weekend. Most of it in a flurry of cooking and photo taking and fun having on Sunday […]

Cooked up on November 4, 2011

More like this: CSA | dinner | six ingredients or less

It is my Postcentennial! Also: CSA box and a new mystery box.

Hello, everyone! Today is my 100th post on pdxfoodlove! (cue confetti). Thanks for reading, seriously. This is one of the only things I’ve ever stuck with effectively and it means a ton that you stop by to see what I’m up to. If nobody read, it would be hard to do this! As I’m writing […]

Cooked up on October 19, 2011

More like this: CSA | fall | pantry | Uncategorized | vegetarian

Adventures in Canning. Part I. I think.

So, a while back I canned some salsa. It was the most challenging thing I have done while blogging. I think that’s why it’s taken me so long to write about it. But I’m glad I did. Honestly, it’s not the best salsa in the whole world, but it does appear to be bacteria-free and […]

Cooked up on October 13, 2011

More like this: canning | CSA | fall | garden | summer | Uncategorized | vegetarian

This week’s CSA is a blank canvas.

About halfway through the work day I realized what day it was, and that we were getting a new CSA box delivered today. I was excited about it for the rest of the afternoon. Now I just need to remember to put out the trash Wednesday night.

Cooked up on October 4, 2011

More like this: CSA | fall

The CSA box starts to be a little fall-y

It’s been a busy week and a busy weekend, and I’m so glad we spent a relaxing Saturday night in. However, I am really excited because today is the first official meeting of Girls and Good Eats, a group started by my good friend from work where we get together and cook a few lunches […]

Cooked up on September 25, 2011

More like this: CSA | fall | Girls and Good Eats

Five food storage tips that have changed the way I cook

Dave and I are constantly looking for ways to reduce waste and make cooking at home easy to do as much and as flexibly as possible. Some things I’ve known forever, like that you can ripen bananas by putting them in a paper bag, and then  when they are too ripe, you can freeze them […]

Cooked up on September 21, 2011

More like this: CSA | frugal | misc | pantry | uses for leftovers

The CSA doesn’t take Labor Day off!

I was totally surprised to look out the front door Monday afternoon and notice that our CSA box was sitting on the front porch. Kudos, Organics To You! Here’s our haul from this week: What a great week! SO. MUCH. FRUIT! Om nom nom…

Cooked up on September 8, 2011

More like this: CSA | Uncategorized

First CSA box in three weeks!

Since we have been traveling a lot, we put our CSA on hold, and while it was definitely a wise decision, I really missed my bi-weekly produce box. I had actually thought that we would start up again next week, but I’m really pleased that I was wrong! Why? Because this Thursday we have a […]

Cooked up on August 23, 2011

More like this: CSA | summer

Corn Chowder… Minus the Chowder

This was a delicious and fresh meal we made for dinner on our very first wedding anniversary ever. Ergo, we have a little bubbly with dinner. 🙂 It could not have been a more perfect day: It was a Sunday morning. We had brunch with friends (souffle!), we worked in the garden, we relaxed in […]

Cooked up on August 10, 2011

More like this: CSA | dinner | summer | Uncategorized

For breakfast this weekend, have some homemade jam. No canning required.

Did you know that if you aren’t making preserves that will live on a shelf for month – you’re just making jam instead that you’ll stick in your fridge and use in a few days – then making jam is totally easy? We are talking fruit, sugar, saucepan, done. This is a perfect application for […]

Cooked up on August 5, 2011

More like this: breakfast | brunch | CSA | dessert | garden | six ingredients or less | summer