Monthly Archives: January 2013

Sunday Brunch – Butternut Squash Waffles and Omelets

I had about 1/2 cup of butternut squash purée (fondly called butternut “squish” by the little voice in my head) left over from an earlier meal and I have been wanting to make waffles.  I had good luck with the … Continue reading

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Winter CSA Box 5 – Its all about the greens

Good thing I have learned lots of ways to use greens, because we got A LOAD of them this week. The box included swiss chard, collard greens, beets (with greens), turnips (with greens), a bag of mixed cooking greens, a winter … Continue reading

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Quiche Quatastrophe – and redemption

I had leeks.  I really like leeks.   A quiche seemed like a wonderful weekend brunch idea that would use my leeks.  This was also an opportunity to try and improve my pie crust skills. We started with Bonnie’s Pie … Continue reading

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Roasted Broccoli with Fresh Cranberries

I still have some fresh cranberries and have been seeing some yummy looking brussel sprouts with cranberries and nuts recipes online that inspired me.  Facing dinner, a hungry family and my crisper, we made some adjustments… Preheat oven to 375°. … Continue reading

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My new Mexican Cookbook – Part 3: Rice with Seafood (and veggies, of course)

I promise this is the last post about my new cookbook for a while.  But it was all one meal that took hours to cook and I HAVE to get these blog posts out of my system…. The original recipe … Continue reading

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My new Mexican Cookbook – Part 2: Refried Black Beans, Veracruz style

I decided to try this recipe at about 3pm, which is too late to soak my beans for 24 hours… 😦 Previously, I have had good luck quick-soaking black eyed peas in warm water, so I decided to try it … Continue reading

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My New Mexican Cookbook – Part 1: Creole Squash

During his career, my husband has  worked with many Hispanic gentlemen.  He frequently raves about the wonderful Mexican food they bring to work or that he has enjoyed in their homes. My repertoire of Mexican food is limited to the … Continue reading

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