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CSA Summer Cookdown #3: Thai Cucumber Salad


Even without the large batch of cucumbers we got from the CSA share, we’ve been up to our eyeballs in them, thanks to the same friends who kindly donated their CSA share. We trade for zucchini for these on occasion–Zukes for Cukes, as Christine calls it. After foisting as many of these onto our other […]

CSA Summer Cookdown #2: Collard Greens & Everlasting Spinach


After the other night’s CSA-driven feast of Eggplant Parmesan, green beans, and cucumber salad, we decided to use up our copious cache of onions on a French Onion Soup. We’d received two large batches of greens–one batch of everlasting spinach, which isn’t actually spinach at all, but rather a form of beet green (perpetual beet), […]

CSA Summer Cookdown


Some excellent friends recently entrusted their cats feeding/watering/nuzzling to us for a week while they’re on vacation. Since they wouldn’t be around to use it, they kindly left us their CSA share as well. For folks who don’t know, a CSA–Community Supported Agriculture–is a program offered by local farms to essentially sell folks a share […]

Summer Scapes


Garlic scapes, that is. Never heard of ’em? We hadn’t either until Amy recently stumbled upon them in a blog post (which we cannot, for the life of us, locate–thank you anonymous vegan blog–you are a true unsung hero). Garlic scapes (the long curly green stalks in the picture above) are the young stems from […]

Emeralds in the Wild


Even though I made this one up, I don’t know exactly where this dish came from.  It reminds me of some of the kale salads at the deli at Whole Foods (but it’s better!). It’s excellent served hot or cold.  So as promised, without further ado, we bring you….(drum-roll)… Emeralds in the Wild 6 cups […]

A Week in the Life: Potatoes, Tomatoes, and Kale (oh my!)


You may recall, we had quite a tomato, potato, and kale crop this year. As promised, our adventures in eating our way through the last of our garden continue. We thought we’d take you through our last week, since used things up rotation style. So let’s recap: Night 1: Squash, Potato, & Broccoli Soup w/ […]

Battening Down the Hatches, Year 2


Actually, this is our fifth year of hatch battening, but the second year of blogging about hatches and the battening down thereof. Partly due to better planning, but mostly due to better weather, our harvest this year was more substantial than last year’s (we supplemented our tomato and basil crop at the Farmer’s Market last […]

French Bread Pizza


Years ago, long before the advent of a palatable vegan cheese, long enough ago that we still craved such substitutes ravenously, we stumbled upon Jo Stepaniak’s excellent french bread pizza recipe from her Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook (a revelation back in those days). Instead of a separate cheese and sauce, which never turned out very good, […]

Summer Harvest II: Tomato Time!


We’ve hit that time of year again–the end of summer tomato harvest! Our tomatoes were much happier this year than last, with such a hot sunny summer. We grew an additional plant or two (all from seeds!) and changed the location of some of them to get better sun. As a result, we’ve had tons […]

Summer Harvest: Shells al Pomodoro, Tempeh & Kale Stew, Chili, Cucumber Salad


At long last! It’s finally tomato harvesting time! We got tons of lettuce, are still getting kale, and have been getting green beans and cucumbers for a few weeks now, but there’s something momentous about that first big batch of tomatoes. Something that says, “your garden has arrived.” Everything leads up to tomatoes; they’re the […]