Mini Book Review: Organic Housekeeping

How could I possibly say no to a book where the author refers to herself as the “Nontoxic Avenger” on the front cover? I picked this one up totally randomly at the library a few weeks back. I am a total sucker for housekeeping and organizing tricks, and read my beloved Real Simple and Martha […]

Cooked up on February 6, 2012

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Culinary Bookstravaganza

The holidays and January have been full of great books for me – I received several for Christmas and have also found a few books from the library and from foodie friends (and foodie sisters-in-law). You may have noticed that since approximately Thanksgiving the photos on this blog have gotten about 300% better. I learned […]

Cooked up on January 17, 2012

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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

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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

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

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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

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

Panzanella: A Healthy, Veggie, Seasonal Dinner

A panzanella is an Italian bread and tomato salad, but the recipe we found in a Tastes of Home magazine earlier this year added cannelini beans and artichokes and turned it into a full meal that’s perfect for summer and requires almost no cooking. Dave has such great intuition when it comes to cooking. It […]

Cooked up on July 28, 2011

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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

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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