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Heirloom Tomato Salsa

Heirloom Tomato Salsa

I got a veritable truckload of giant heirloom tomatoes from my CSA last week… or at least, I was supposed to. I did not take my full share of 18 heirloom at 30 regular tomatoes. One heirloom was so ripe that it actually popped on the way home, spilling tomato guts all down my leg … Continue reading

Roasted beet, potato, and goat cheese salad

Roasted beet, potato, and goat cheese salad

If only I’d had some rosemary. Would also be good on a bed of spinach! Chop raw potatoes and beets into bite-sized pieces, toss in olive oil/salt/pepper/rosemary(?) and cook at 425 degrees for 25-35 minutes or until the potatoes are soft. Beets will be a bit firmer. After it’s cooled a bit, sprinkle some goat … Continue reading

I don’t know how to do Swiss Chard

I don’t know how to do Swiss Chard

A lot’s been going on since the last post–first, life updates! 1. Cat is still lovely, although she’s grumpier now that it’s hot and humid. I am too. 2. Got back together with an old boyfriend, Kevin. Things are going rather well; living in the same place is much better for healthy relationships. 3. Spencer … Continue reading

Mushroom and Asparagus Risotto

Mushroom and Asparagus Risotto

Spencer and I have decided that we need to cook together more. Translation: he needs to use the kitchen for purposes other than pouring bowls of cereal and cups of coffee. I welcome it; given that I tire easily of eating the same meal for days on end, it’s nice to go through a given … Continue reading

Eggplant Rollies

Eggplant Rollies

Last week I made eggplant rollatini (henceforth known as their diminutive, “rollies”) because I’ve been wanting to do something fancy for a while. I don’t know why I didn’t think of it sooner–this dish is super cheap, depending on what you use for the insides, and definitely has that “wow” factor. This recipe could also … Continue reading

More food photos

More food photos

I’m hoping to get a fancy camera for my birthday (September 5th!¬†Workin’ on my birthday list right now), so hopefully higher quality food pictures are on the way. In the meantime, please bear with the iPhone photos. A while ago I made potato gnocchi totally from scratch. It was certainly time-consuming, but would’ve been a … Continue reading

Stuffed Zucchini with Mushrooms

Stuffed Zucchini with Mushrooms

I saw a recipe on Pinterest (one of my new go-to sources for food inspiration) for stuffed zucchini. I’ve dabbled with stuffed vegetable recipes, but usually they tend to feature tomatoes or disgusting red peppers. After positing this observation to my Dukely companion, he mumbles something about asking for stuffed peppers for his special birthday … Continue reading