Food, Page 2

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

More like this: breakfast | brunch | dessert

Our food philosophy

As I was writing the tags for the a post the other day a thought occurred to me – so far, not much meat has been cooked on this blog. I’ve used the tag “vegetarian” many times and “vegan” a few, but the reason we eat the way we do is more complex, and primarily […]

Cooked up on July 30, 2011

More like this: Ethics | Uncategorized

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

What’s in the Box: Our CSA this week

I am immensely pleased with our CSA box this week: I was craving fruit, so I am so excited for these nectarines. This is the first week we’ve gotten bell peppers and they look amazing! We still only have one growing in our garden, but in a few weeks they will be big and beautiful […]

Cooked up on July 26, 2011

More like this: CSA | Uncategorized

A Delicious and Seasonal Dinner: Zucchini and Roasted Corn Tostadas

At our house, “taco night” is more like a creative Mexican night: sometimes there’s homemade refried beans with chorizo (ooh, I should post about that…), sometimes there’s pan-fried fish and mango salsa (more ideas to post about…) … and this time, there’s fresh zucchini and sweet corn from our CSA. Yes. First, let’s toast that […]

Cooked up on July 22, 2011

More like this: CSA | dinner

Six-Ingredient Lunch: Pesto Pasta Salad

Lunch does not have to be $7 out of your pocket every day… or 99 cents out of your pocket for a processed frozen meal that’s probably not to great for you (though I’ve definitely consumed a few of these in my day). Plus, I find that I really look forward to my lunch when […]

Cooked up on July 21, 2011

More like this: lunch | six ingredients or less

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

More like this: CSA | dinner

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

More like this: breakfast | brunch | dessert

Weekend Brunch: Homemade Vanilla Granola

You haven’t had granola until you’ve had homemade. The texture is totally different than something that’s been on a store shelf for who-knows-how-long, and it’s easy and cheap enough to make a large batch every weekend and keep some on hand after the weekend for a healthy breakfast or easy snack. It’s also a great […]

Cooked up on July 17, 2011

More like this: breakfast | brunch | snack