Tips and Tricks

Top 10 Vegan Substitutes

From my fave, Chloe Coscarelli, comes this Top Ten List of Vegan Substitutions for meat andย dairy ingredients in cooking. My favorites? Coconut Milk, Avocados and Almond Milk. The one I’m going to try out ASAP? Blending cashews and water into “cream” for Fettuccine Alfredo! Chloe Coscarelli’s Top Ten Vegan Cooking Substitutes 1. Vinegar Vinegar is… Continue reading Top 10 Vegan Substitutes

CSA 2011 · Recipes

Butternut Squash enchiladas

Enchiladas are fast becoming one of my top go-to meals when I’m out of inspiration. These are more of a fall dish, since they make use of butternut squash, which is fresh in season during October and November. But I actually think it’s easier to use pureed frozen squash here anyway, especially for a weeknight… Continue reading Butternut Squash enchiladas


Sweet Potato Soup

This creamy soup has a hint of heat and goes great with crunchy tortilla chips, fresh sliced avocado and a swirl of sour cream. Ingredients 1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed 1 avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced (plus one for garnish) 3 cups of water 2 cloves of garlic, chopped or minced 1 jalapeno, fresh… Continue reading Sweet Potato Soup

Grow Your Own Way

Urban Gardening, Part One

If you live in the Northeast, then you know this Sunday was unseasonably warm: 74 degrees at a time of year when we’re lucky to get out of the 50s. By some miracle of god (the theater god, I guess), Mark didn’t have to work on Sunday, so we took full advantage of that —… Continue reading Urban Gardening, Part One

Booze & Beverages

Raspberry Beer Punch

Last weekend, Mark and I got invited to a beer-themed party. A cohort of our friends hosts beverage-theme parties from time to time; past events have focused on Champagne, rum, and even “warm drinks” just in time for Winter. This time around, we were encouraged to bring unique, local or craft beers, or to concoct… Continue reading Raspberry Beer Punch

Tips and Tricks

A few food photography tips …

… from the Boston Globe’s amateur photography page, Raw. These tips come from Montreal blogger Jennifer Bartoli, who writes the Chocolate Shavings blog. Her advice? Some foods are inherently easier to photograph than others. Itโ€™s a simple fact that some foods are very aesthetically pleasing, colorful, and crisp, and some are not. Think, for example,… Continue reading A few food photography tips …