Ingredient

Six Ingredient Lunch: Greek-ish Pasta Salad

Last week Dave and I discovered a weird problem: we need to eat more calories, or at least change their distribution throughout the day. Both of us had a day where we had a green salad for lunch that was delicious, but since we both run either before work or during lunch we were both […]

Cooked up on August 4, 2011

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

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

More like this: breakfast | brunch | dessert

Five-Ingredient Lunch: Caprese Salad

Caprese salads are beautiful on their own and great for adding to a fancy dinner, but because there is so little prep involved I think they’re totally underrated as a lunch item. Plus, there’s no cooking involved and almost no work. If the ingredients are fresh, this salad will stand on its own as a […]

Cooked up on July 25, 2011

More like this: dinner | garden | lunch | six ingredients or less

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

We learned to make (veggie) sushi!

There was definitely a lot of learning here, but I think we ended up with some pretty decent sushi! As you can see, they are of varying degrees of professionalism. Dave, our friend Pete, and I all made several rolls (this photo is the first half of the sushi we made), and we all got […]

Cooked up on July 14, 2011

More like this: dinner | lunch

Cake Pops, People!

You’ve been putting it off, you’re afraid of the commitment, and you haven’t tried making cake pops yet. Well I’m here to tell you to get yourself to Michael’s for some candy melts, because YOU CAN DO IT! Just look at how cute they are (it helps if you happened to pick up the Disney […]

Cooked up on July 11, 2011

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