Browsing All Posts published on »July, 2011«

Hippie Quiz

July 30, 2011


Ok I don’t normally post things like this, but c’mon.  I just had to! The Hippie Quiz   You are 58% hippie.   You’re near the middle of the spectrum, but you’ve got an open mind. Society needs more people like you. Are you a hippie?Take More Quizzes Honestly, I came out lower than I […]

Pasta with eggplant and tomatoes.

July 27, 2011


Tuesday morning’s CSA brought the usual mix of beautiful produce, including an eggplant, two tomatoes, and fresh basil.  Despite having more leftovers than I know what to do with right now, I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to use these fabulous ingredients while they were at their peak.  I don’t exactly measure much when […]

The back of the box.

July 25, 2011


I know it’s been a while since I posted the first part of my series on food labeling, but I’ve been distracted by gardening.  So here, at long last, is the second part of the series: The information on food packaging can vary from confusing and misleading to helpful and informative, but no matter what […]

Raspberry Zucchini Bread

July 21, 2011


I have more zucchini than I know what to do with, and more came with Tuesday morning’s CSA pick-up.  Luckily, it also came with some lovely raspberries.  So what’s a girl to do but create a delicious new recipe that incorporates both? Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.  (Side note, double-check and make sure you […]

Garden Trouble Update

July 19, 2011


It turns out that the woman with the “illegal” Oak Park garden, Julie Bass, has a blog right here on wordpress.  The Oak Park authorities have dropped the charges against her, but reserve the right to bring them back up at any time.  They also went after her for two expired dog licenses, but she […]

Amaranth Salad

July 19, 2011


Amaranth is another grain I’ve been meaning to experiment with for a while.  It’s tiny compared to most of the grains I use, and it comes from really fabulous flowers.  (They look like giant magenta hands making rude gestures…)  One thing that really did catch me off guard was the smell while it cooked- it […]

The Letter of the Law

July 16, 2011


“To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves.” -Ghandi I love growing things.  Watching them progress, from seed to fruit, is such a magical process.  I just can’t imagine not doing it.  (Though I will admit that I hated weeding as a child.)  Furthermore, I just don’t understand […]