CSA 2011 · Recipes

Vegan Creamed Scallions

I’ve been wanting to make creamed scallions from my CSA bounty, but I’m lactose intolerant, so heavy cream can be kind of tough on my tummy. So instead I tried it with soy creamer, and it actually turned out delicious! Here is my recipe: Directions Combine the scallions in a saucepan with the water and bring to… Continue reading Vegan Creamed Scallions

Tips and Tricks · Uncategorized

How to peel garlic in less than 10 seconds

This is amazing and life changing for me, so I had to share it. How to Peel a Head of Garlic in Less Than 10 Seconds from SAVEUR.com on Vimeo.

Recipes · Tips and Tricks

STEP BY STEP: Canning peach preserves

All summer I’ve been waiting for a free afternoon to do some canning. I’m a newbie, so my husband bought me a Ball starter kit at Tags Hardware in Porter Square earlier this year, and my mom offered to show me the ropes this past weekend. We decided to start by putting up some farmstand peaches to share… Continue reading STEP BY STEP: Canning peach preserves


Weeknight potatoes, part deux

I’m bursting at the seams with red and Yukon potatoes from my farm share. So, I made up a new roasting recipe. Using a packet of dried vegetable stock seasoning mixed with olive oil as a base, I roasted these potatoes with a half dozen peeled garlic cloves and a sprinkle of “21-Seasoning Salute” from… Continue reading Weeknight potatoes, part deux


What a perfect Friday night dinner

Chunky tomato soup, grilled cheese (cheese: Colby Jack. Secret ingredient: mustard), salad (Arugula and Mesclun) with oil and vinegar (key: put the oil on first, then the balsamic, then add salt) with Pinot Grigio (2-buck chuck). COMFORT!


Best. Broccoli. Ever.

Ok…so there’s nothing on Earth that will get my husband to eat (nevermind like) broccoli, but for everyone else, this is to die for. The secret? Roasting. A firm believer in the power of roasting to turn all undesirable vegetables into caramelized scrumptiousness, I make this dish often; if combined with a legume like chickpeas… Continue reading Best. Broccoli. Ever.

CSA 2011 · Recipes

Heirloom Tomato & Mesclun pizza

When in doubt, throw it on a pizza. That’s my motto. I had so many fresh greens between my basil and mesclun mix, I knew I had to get them on a pizza with some mozzarella cheese and cherry tomatoes. Luckily I had a couple pallets of heirloom tomatoes, all varieties, so I cut up/smashed… Continue reading Heirloom Tomato & Mesclun pizza