Monthly Archives: November 2012

Winter CSA – Box #2 – I thought it was romaine….

Since my winter CSA boxes aren’t delivered every week, I need to call it Box #2 instead of Week #2.  To add to the confusion, our next box is next week, only one week! No delay or chance to eat … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Rolls and Blueberry Smoothies

I had a wonderful Thanksgiving with my sister (and her family), my husband and my children.  Having the people I love more than anyone else in one place for three days was a spectacular gift that I truly appreciated. 🙂 … Continue reading

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Storing Fresh Ginger

I really like using fresh ginger in lots of cooking.  It is strong, adds lots of flavor, and can blend into so many types of dishes.  I used some in my cranberry jelly and the apple butter; I love it … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Part II – I can’t even follow my own recipes …

Because I have LOTS of pumpkin puree, I offered to bring the pumpkin pie to Thanksgiving with my sister. But really, I have ricotta cheese and greek yogurt, so we get  pumpkin yogurt cheesecake. Like the headline says, I can’t … Continue reading

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Cranberry Jelly w/ Lime and Ginger

My favorite part of Thanksgiving is cranberries.  Canned cranberry jelly is okay.  I’ve made fresh cooked cranberry chutney before, but this year I wanted to try a jelly. My inspiration has been the rosehip honey made by Anne at Life … Continue reading

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Winter CSA Week 1 – Thanksgiving Preparations

My winter CSA boxes will only come every two weeks.  Sigh. But I am excited because I got a  great variety: tomatoes, kale, napa cabbage, cranberries, turnips, peppers and a huge squash – oh, and some daikon radishes, and more … Continue reading

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Zucchini Walnut Bars – meh.

I have a beautiful cookbook I have had for several years dedicated to squash.  However, I do not recall trying any of the recipes.  Now that I have a kitchen drowning in various types of squash, this is the time … Continue reading

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From Burnt Tomatoes to Lamb Chili (with Corn Bread Goldfish)

This meal was a redirection after I ruined what I was originally making. Blanched and ready to peel. I still have lots of volunteer tomatoes.  I pick them while they are pink and after few days on the counter, they … Continue reading

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Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Walnuts and Broiled Tilapia

My stalk of brussel sprouts has been calling to me. One year we grew our own brussel sprouts, but they weren’t very big this early in the year.  I remember my husband heading out in the snow on Thanksgiving Day … Continue reading

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