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Strawberry Shortbread

October 19, 2011


I love shortbread.  I love strawberries.  How did I not think of this sooner? 2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 cup cold butter 1/2 cup dehydrated strawberries* (unsweetened if you can get them) 6 Tbsp turbinado sugar (you can use 1/2 regular table sugar and 1/2 brown sugar) 1 tsp vanilla extract Preheat oven […]

Adventures in Foraging: Part 2

October 5, 2011


Accomplice 1 and I enjoying going out into the “wilderness” seeking edibles.  Our most recent endeavor was the gathering of walnuts, English walnuts to be precise.  It came to our attention that there were a great number of abandoned and heavily laden trees at an undisclosed location in our general area.  As is our tendency, […]

A guest post and lovely cabbage recipe.

August 13, 2011


I’m not the only experiencing a surfeit of CSA veggies right now, and one of my CSA buddies, Accomplice number One, was nice enough to share this tasty cabbage recipe with all of us who have too much cabbage!  Here it is: i I HATE cabbage. That said, I’ve gotten several heads of the stuff […]

Crunchy Tasty Zucchini Chips

August 4, 2011


I. Have. So. Much. Zucchini. If you have a garden, know someone with a garden, or receive a weekly CSA, I think you know what I’m talking about. We’ve reached that point in the year where zucchini production simply outstrips any reasonable attempts at consumption. It’s time to get creative. You’ll need a few kitchen […]

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 […]

Farro Risotto with Red Russia Kale

July 3, 2011


I love experimenting with new ingredients, and Friday night’s kale harvest presented the perfect opportunity to do just that.  Between work, errands, socializing, and sleep, it often seems like I don’t have time to do much cooking.  This results in a lot of quick grain based dishes.  Nine times out of ten that means wheat […]

The First CSA

June 25, 2011


You may have noticed my absence over the last week and a half, if you did, it’s because I’ve been on vacation.  Or rather, if you noticed it’s because you’ve been looking for new posts, but I’ve been gone because I was on vacation.  I’m sorry about the lack of posts during, but now there […]