I Love My Aerogarden

I am so enamored with my Aerogarden – I’ve honestly got to say its one of the best (and most useful) Christmas presents I’ve ever received. Having done its job well the first go round with herbs, a few weeks ago I decided to start a batch of salad greens. Here’s what it looked like […]

Morning Glory Bread

Along comes another fantastic creation from my husband who has been jonesin’ for carrot raisin bread ever since we went to Mimi’s Cafe in Polaris last week – we had a bunch of shredded carrots that needed to be used, and he agreed to make the bread if I found a recipe. That was one […]

Kitchen Sink Carbonara

Here’s another one of those meals that don’t look very pretty (no need to adjust your monitor, it really was *that* yellow because I used Americauna eggs), but tastes great and uses up tons of produce at the same time. We call this one our Kitchen Sink Carbonara (although it has many more eggs than […]

Tempura Squash Blossoms with Herbed Goat Cheese

The final outcome of the recipe was not exactly what I expected, and as I’m not afraid to include my failures as well as my triumphs, figured I’d still put this out for public consumption as a public service announcement on how not to ruin a perfectly good bag of squash blossoms. You see, it […]

Farm Fresh and Local Produce – 6/16/07

We got an early start with our marketing this morning – we were at the North Market first, fairly early – before it got really crowded. The weather wasn’t too bad – a little warm, but otherwise sunny and very nice. Rhoads didn’t have any strawberries this week, but they did have raspberries, so I […]

Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

A few years ago, there was a little restaurant right on Rte. 23 in Lewis Center called Nacho Mama’s that had the best chicken tortilla soup I’d ever tasted. But, the Boyer restaurant curse (in which any restaurant we fall in love with closes months later) kicked in, and they ended up going out of […]

Cherry Clafoutis

I love, love, love having a husband who cooks. If I’m not feeling up to cooking, all I have to do is print off a recipe, hand it to him, and he runs with it. We bought some really beautiful cherries at the Anderson’s this past weekend, because after seeing a bunch of pictures of […]

May 2007 Roundup

I’m finally getting around to doing May’s roundup – between my arthritis acting up and the beautiful weather, I’ve either been going nonstop like the Energizer Bunny or laid out on the couch in pain. Either way, my apologies – I’ll try harder next month, I swear. – See that “Fresh From the Farmer’s Market” […]

Conquering My Fear of Canning

I finally did it! I conquered my fear of the canner and I overcame it! When I first contemplated making my own strawberry jam, I was a bit intimidated by the science of it all – feeling if one thing went wrong, I’d end up killing everyone with my jam of death. But it ended […]