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CSA Summer: Week 7, featuring roasted pepper-tomato salsa, cucumber tzatziki sauce

Last week’s CSA share from Goldfinch Farm was our most colorful yet. Check out the goods: This was the first week we got carrots, although we haven’t used them up yet. All of these vegetables would go great in a … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Week 6, featuring zucchini butter, tomato tart

Jeff was out of town for another four days this past week, so before he left, he spent two days cooking up a storm to make sure I’d eat healthily during his absence. Thank goodness for husbands, and thank goodness for … Continue reading

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Meatout Mondays: Stuffed cabbage casserole

In my hometown during this time a year, each weekend is filled with church bazaars. These are similar to this area’s church or township carnivals, but with one main difference — it is centered around Polish and/or Italian food. In northeastern … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Week 5, featuring two-bean/pea salad, trout salad

Jeff and I both spent at least five, if not six, days last week covering the 70th U.S. Women’s Open, so we went pretty easy on our recipes using produce from our CSA share from Goldfinch Farm. Here’s the goods: … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Week 3, featuring onion-scape flatbread and sausage-chard tortellini

This week’s full-share bounty from Goldfinch Farm was a whopper. As in, substantial and, therefore, difficult to photograph. Behold: The farm also offered up to 10 fresh sprigs of basil, but I decided to take two bell peppers — one … Continue reading

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Better your breakfast with some easy swaps

What’s your go-to breakfast option? Maybe it’s a doughnut or other sweet pastry. Puffed colorful cereal with milk? Or perhaps you’re someone who opts for nothing at all.

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CSA Summer: Week 2, featuring zucchini ravioli and scallion pancakes

As we mourn the end of strawberry season, let us celebrate the bounty of summer. Behold, our full CSA share from Goldfinch Farm: (Brandie took some broccoli, the summer squash, two scallions, a cucumber and half the salad mix for … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Week 2, featuring turnip-apple salad, grilled veg spaghetti

Jeff and I started out this past week pretty ambitiously — we planned to use that vegetable for this, and this fruit for that — but you know how best-laid plans often go. Here’s our half-share bounty from Week 2: (Brandie’s … Continue reading

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Slices of hydration: cucumbers and Greek yogurt

Last week I shared my tips for battling a lack of energy with a breakfast/snacktime egg muffin recipe; this week I’m all about the grazing. If there’s one crucial point of health you need to follow to ensure your energy … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Week 1, featuring sweet pea pasta, strawberry salad

Aaaaaand, we’re back! Last summer, my fiance Jeff and I enrolled in our first-ever CSA (community-supported agriculture program). Every week, we picked up a bounty of produce from Miller Plant Farm, determined our weekly menu based on what we got … Continue reading

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