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Tortilla Soup
May 3, 2014

It seems like a million years ago that I made this for a different camping trip, way back in 2010. That dinner went so well that I'm doing it again, for my daughter's 3rd grade camp out potluck, four years later. Basically the same procedure this time, but with canned tomatoes instead of fresh. This summer's delicious locally grown ones haven't hit the markets yet.

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Risotto Croquettes
april 13, 2014

My friend Dawn is having us over for a BBQ. We'll be crashing a party that she and another friends sold seats to as part of a fund-raising auction for our kids' elementary school. I didn't buy seats. But I did co-chair the auction. Dawn was the treasurer, so I guess that gets us in. I just have to bring something to share. 

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Shrimp Risotto & Shaved Salad
april 11, 2014

There is a recipe for shaved fennel and radish salad in this week's Eatwell Farm newsletter and both ingredients in the box, along with green garlic. Chicken broth, arborio rice and green garlic seem like natural companions to me, so I'll add some shrimp and we'll have risotto with a little sauteed kale and this salad on the side.

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Lamb Kofta
april 10, 2014

I discovered Waitrose Kitchen magazine while in London with my family last week. I know, everyone always complains about British food. However, these days the Brits seem able to cook up some pretty delicious meals from what's popped up in the back garden. Or allotment. It must be because of that love of gardening they are also known for.

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Sunset Magazine October 2013

Mushroom Lasagna
march 9, 2014

Now that it's finally raining, mushrooms seem an appropriately seasonal ingredient, especially since green garlic arrived in our CSA box this week. Usually two things that go well together, I'll try it in place of the leeks I don't have and see how it goes. This recipe appears on p. 81 of last October's issue of Sunset Magazine. 

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Pesto Pasta
january 22, 2014

I went out, the kids ate pesto pasta

 

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january 20, 2014

Pizza is delivery, salad is my second favorite  in the world, Canal House's Mock Cesar, from Volume No 3, p. 35. Luckily I have some old bread going stale in the drawer for garlicky croutons. No mold yet!

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september 21, 2013

At our house "Small Plates" means leftovers. Today they will be leftover pizza and I'll make a salad, Canal House Cooking's Mock Cesar, from volume 3, p. 35. Leftover dressing and garlicky croutons are waiting in the fridge from last week.

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Ribolita
september 17, 2013

Tamar Adler's book has gotten me excited to roast my vegetables all on one day, make a pot of beans and reheat the two for the rest of the week. But I know there will be more tomatoes coming in the produce box and we have to eat those first. She does have instructions for oven roasting  tomatoes, but this soup, Ribolita, sounds better. 

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Stephen's Summer Spaghetti

Stephen's Summer Spaghetti - september 13, 2013

Summer is in its final days and there are still some tomatoes and basil coming in our CSA boxes. This means we'll be able to celebrate the end of the season, even though the tomatoes in my garden are long gone and the basil plants still look like seedlings. Perhaps this summer was too dry and too cold, as it is every year in this part of the world, for such warm weather bounty.

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