Monthly Archives: August 2012

Volunteer Tomatoes

In prior years, we have had an extensive garden beside the house.  In Hawaii a few years ago, the vacation neighbors in the house next door taught us about Google Earth and you could see our garden boxes… and my … Continue reading

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Chili Verde

Two weeks ago there were tomatillos in our boxes.  Someone had abandoned their tomatillos to the share box, which totally shocked me because I can always use more tomatillos, so I took those as well.  : )  I held off … Continue reading

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Chard and other greens

My husband loves greens; chard, beet greens, kale, spinach, etc.  He isn’t too hot for mustard  greens (too bitter), but otherwise he says he loves them all.  I ate greens when he prepared them, knowing leafy greens have more iron … Continue reading

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I got a melon this week that looked like a cantelope on the outside, but the flesh is green to white.  Last week, I had one and I thought it must not have been ripe yet (looking for pinkish cantelope … Continue reading

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Baked Zucchini Sticks

Sometimes, we have a couple of extra zucchini sitting around (I hope you can read the sarcasm in that!).  Sniffles was also looking for ideas on using her extra zukes, so here is another option.  Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. … Continue reading

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Eggplant Parmesan

My daughter and I have made this twice in recent weeks, so we are getting pretty good at it, and the eggplants from my CSA box have been perfect.  We also “borrowed” from this recipe for the baked zucchini sticks … Continue reading

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This story makes me smile. 🙂  I’ve gone back to re-read it for several days.

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Grilled the Peppers (and the Corn)

Yesterday, I mentioned that my spouse wanted me to grill peppers, so tonight I did.  And it was way easier than I thought it would be. I wore surgical gloves to seed and stem them, mainly for last week’s jalapenos!  … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s box

I pick up a new box every Tuesday.    Here is what we got this week.  I picked up an extra eggplant and an extra bag of peppers from the Share Box. First thoughts:  Eggplant Parmesan will use the eggplant and … Continue reading

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Salsa and Pesto

Last week’s CSA box called out to be made into salsa.  Tomatoes, onions, jalapeno peppers, and peaches.  A friend of mine had served the Costco mango salsa at a birthday party recently, and so I thought peaches would also go … Continue reading

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