Category Archives: Cooking

Calm the chaos with healthy after school snacks

As York County students get back on the school bus this week, I’m sure many parents are enjoying the quiet that has settled over the house. Just listen to the nothing for a moment. OK. Done? I’m not a parent … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Week 11, featuring eggplants, golden beets, more melon

Jeff and I did a bit of arithmetic last night. Thanks to the 10-pound bag of peaches he bought last week and to our CSA half-share, we had 31 peaches that we somehow managed to finish yesterday. We’ve received five … Continue reading

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Meatout Mondays: slow-cooker lentil soup

During the second week of the diet, my husband and I were scheduled to eat a lot of soup. And when I say a lot, I mean at least a serving every day. Normally in the winter, I wouldn’t mind … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Southwestern stuffed squash, onion rings

Jeff and I weren’t terribly original with how we used our CSA share this week, and for that, I apologize. In our defense, though, half of this week’s share consisted of stone fruit or melons, and Jeff’s mother had already … Continue reading

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Healthy cooking: Cauliflower rice

Please enable Javascript to watch this video It’s tough to cut back on carbs when they are in so many of your favorite dishes. One easy substitute for rice is cauliflower. By running the florets through a food processor, you … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Week 10, featuring all of the melons

Jeff and I were out of town last week (I bought my wedding dress!), but we’re back now. Which means it’s once again time to figure out how to eat this week’s CSA bounty from Miller Plant Farm: Jeff was … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Grilled nectarine salsa, jalapeño-corn fritters

One of the main reasons why Jeff and I chose to register for Miller Plant Farm’s CSA, rather than the half-dozen or so other local farms, was sweet corn. I’m hooked on York County sweet corn, and Miller Plant Farm … Continue reading

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Healthy cooking: Grilled salmon

Please enable Javascript to watch this video Home cooks have been going wild for salmon the past few years, mostly for its ease of preparation and because it’s loaded with nutrients. One serving of salmon packs Omega 3 fatty acids, … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Week 8, featuring nectarines and cherry tomatoes

There was a point, earlier in the summer, when we struggled a bit with our CSA from Miller Plant Farm. We were getting a lot of cauliflower, cabbage, beets, and we’re still getting a lot of squash (we’ll take zucchini … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Fresh pasta salad, corn risotto, cherry soda

I love a good pasta salad. I know some people who are fundamentally opposed to the idea of cold pasta, but as long as the dressing has a bite and the vegetables have a crunch, I’m all in. So that’s … Continue reading

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