Monthly Archives: December 2012

Winter CSA Box 4 – Finally, a use for all those radishes! Smoked Turkey

In addition to being ridiculously busy at work, we replaced the carpet in two rooms with hardwood floors – at Christmas.  What were we thinking?!  The computer lives in the dining room, which was the first room to get new … Continue reading

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Apple pie with ugly apples

The apples that have come with the winter CSA boxes are not attractive.  But since I  already paid for them, we will be eating them. We had extra pie crust after the beef and bok choy pie, so instead of … Continue reading

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Cooking the Recipes of Others – Beef and Bok Choy Pie and General Tso’s Chicken

Sometimes recipes online don’t work as well as advertised.  I won’t describe those.  But lately, I have had very good luck trying other’s recipes to use up my CSA vegetables. First, I tried Kirsten’s Beef and Bok Choy pie from … Continue reading

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Courtesy of Jenna – Balsamic Syrup

My sister came through and Jenna shared the recipe for the Balsamic Syrup I used to garnish the Butternut Squash Soup! She says: How fun! Thanks for sharing!  Syrup was ridiculously easy – balsamic vinegar mixed with half the amount … Continue reading

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

As promised, I had a plan for that turkey stock.  Originally, I had roasted Butternut squash slices, and was going to use that instead of yams for candied yams on Thanksgiving.  We had traveled to visit my sister for the … Continue reading

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Winter CSA box 3 and getting rid of the last of the Thanksgiving leftovers – Turkey Stock

I was really excited by this week’s box, mostly because we got shallots.  I hate, hate, HATE buying two pathetic shallots at the grocery store in those little plastic net bags and paying over $3 for the privilege.  And that … Continue reading

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