Category Archives: Recipes

CSA Summer: Week 11, featuring squash-tomato gnocchi, rosemary potato chips

After our recent tomato bonanza, I wouldn’t let Jeff grab any extra tomatoes that weren’t among the 4 pounds we could take as part of our regular CSA share from Goldfinch Farm. We still ended up with some beautiful tomatoes, along … Continue reading

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Meatout Mondays: Vegan zucchini brownies

It is zucchini season! You know when it’s that time of year, because each meal includes zucchini; co-workers, neighbors, family and friends are practically shoving it your way from their gardens; and blogs are featuring many zucchini recipes (case in … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Week 10, featuring tomatoes and bread, three ways

When Jeff, Brandie and I were signing up for Goldfinch Farm’s CSA program, we decided to choose a working share — one that would require us to put in two four-hour shifts at the farm in exchange for paying a … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Week 9, featuring fresh tomato sauce, cucumber satay salad

In stark comparison to, say, Week 2 or Week 5, our CSA bounty from Goldfinch Farm is now busting at the seams and leans heavily… not-green: Our new basil plant (RIP old basil, destroyed by Japanese beetles) is growing beautifully, so when I … Continue reading

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Meatout Mondays: Vegan barbecue riblet quesadilla

I am once again taking on the label of vegan. Due to some not-so-pretty flareups of my IBS, I felt that a vegan diet is in my best interest. But who said vegans don’t eat well and have fun? I … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Week 8, featuring Thai-inspired coleslaw, roasted cod with tomatoes

Not long ago, Jeff and I compared this year’s CSA from Goldfinch Farm to last year’s CSA from Miller Plant Farm. By this time last summer, we were getting inundated with squash, melons and sweet corn, whereas we’ve had nary … Continue reading

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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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The best pasta-less lasagna recipe

I self-identify as a pasta connoisseur, and I say this is the best lasagna I’ve ever had. I make this recipe about every other week, it’s that good. The best part? It’s low carb, using zucchini as noodles. Don’t like zucchini? Try it anyway, it’s so good you don’t even have to like vegetables to enjoy it.

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