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Fresh and Delicious: Zucchini Fritters with Yogurt

We just got back from an amazing weekend at the coast, in which I was totally offline for 48 hours ish, except for a few necessary map lookups 🙂 On Saturday we all (Dave and I and two good friends) spent an hour taking photos and collecting sand dollars. Afterward we were laying on the […]

Cooked up on August 8, 2011

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

Easy Zucchini Dip: An Experiment

I may have mentioned that I’m on a quest to find new and interesting ways to use the zucchini we have. I think we are down to two in the fridge after my latest experiment, in which I wrote a recipe for zucchini dip. I was thinking about how we made baba ghanoush over the […]

Cooked up on August 3, 2011

More like this: CSA | garden | lunch | six ingredients or less | snack | summer | Uncategorized

Rhubarb Compote and Garden Update

This weekend we did a lot of work on the garden, because when I woke up I noticed that the tomato plants were falling over onto each other. There’s so much fruit! In a couple of weeks, it is going to be time for salsa and tomato sauce AND, what I’m most excited about: learning […]

Cooked up on August 2, 2011

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

Vanishing Zucchini Bread (Good thing it’s so easy to make)

I made it two days ago, and we’ve all but devoured the whole loaf. I may have mentioned, but right now we are in possession of a whole mess of zucchini. We had five to begin with. Three of them remain – the first one became zucchini tostadas and the second one became this bread. […]

Cooked up on August 1, 2011

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Weekend Refreshing Beverage: Homemade Horchata

Going to a party this weekend? Is it outdoors by chance? Then this is what I suggest bringing, because that is exactly what we did last weekend: make some horchata at home. Horchata is a cool, refreshing Mexican beverage made of milk (or rice milk), cinnamon, rice and sugar. Not whole rice grains — calm […]

Cooked up on July 29, 2011

More like this: drinks | six ingredients or less | summer

Homemade Pop Tarts. Oh Baby.

This has to be one of our most fun kitchen projects ever. We made homemade pop tarts. Yes. They are that good. It’s like the treat that I enjoyed so much when I was a kid because I didn’t read the back of the box and then ate them in sets of two. Then I […]

Cooked up on July 27, 2011

More like this: breakfast | dessert | snack

Make some iced coffee this weekend.

Iced coffee might be the biggest racket on the planet, but darnit if it isn’t super delicious and refreshing on a warm day. I’ll tell you a secret, though: it’s just coffee! Why not make a little extra one of these weekend mornings? Then let it cool down in a glass vessel of some kind […]

Cooked up on July 23, 2011

More like this: drinks | snack

Garden Update and Goals

This week is a big week for our garden. It is time for our first tomato! There’s not much to show scale here, but I would imagine that this guy is about three to four inches across and two inches tall. And perfect! I can’t wait to pick it… I’m giving it another day or […]

Cooked up on July 20, 2011

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Delicious Dinner Salad, Brought to You By This Week’s CSA

Sometimes there’s nothing better than a pile of farm-fresh veggies and cheese. This Sunday night Dave and I finished running a few errands and decided that we wanted something really fresh for dinner. We ended up making a Cobb-ish creation, starring all kinds of fresh produce from our weekly CSA box. Here’s what we used: […]

Cooked up on July 19, 2011

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A Simple, Sweet Blueberry Tart

It’s getting to be midsummer, and that means that berries and fruit are everywhere. We bought several pounds of blueberries a while back, and they have gone into muffins, dressed up glasses of Prosecco, topped our crepes from last weekend, and now it’s time to finish them off with a blueberry tart. This recipe is […]

Cooked up on July 18, 2011

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