Plum-thyme SundaePlum-thyme Sundaes
September 23, 2014

When the end of summer comes and overripe plums pile up on the counter, this is one of two great recipes I like to make. The plum sauce keeps for a few days in the fridge and is also good spooned on top of plain yogurt. 

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Carrot & Zucchini Ribbon PastaCarrot & Zucchini Ribbon Pasta
September 23, 2014

This is a quick and easy dinner that does well for kids who like carrots, zucchini, one or the other, or neither. The ribbons are barely cooked, which is a plus for most kids, and they are easily removed by picky eaters.

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French RadishesFrench Radishes
September 23, 2014

I am blessed with a garden that grows radishes quickly and a daughter who eats them. Usually I serve them just with salt. Erin Gleeson's idea to top radishes with butter bumps them up a notch to make a more substantial snack or first course.

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Rigatoni with Tomatoes, Herbs & Hot OilRigatoni with Tomatoes, Herbs & Hot Oil
September 18, 2014

Yes! More end of summer tomatoes for dinner! This is my favorite time of year. Tomatoes, basil, melons, peppers! All the produce I need to pretend I live in Italy. 

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Southern Style Black-Eyed PeasSouthern Style Black-Eyed Peas
September 15, 2014

We make these semi-spicy peas to serve alongside collard greens every New Year's Day. Today I made them because collards came in last week's CSA box, not to celebrate the new year. 

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Braised CollardsBraised Collards
September 15, 2014

We have made this recipe every New Year's Day for at least a decade, along with every other day that we happen to have collard greens. Like when they come in the CSA box, as they did last week.

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Zucchini AccordionsZucchini Accordions
September 13, 2014

A few minutes of prep and nearly an hour in the oven makes one of the most creative uses of zucchini I've found. Not exactly quick, but it sure tastes good!

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Spaghetti with Cherry TomatoesSpaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes
September 13, 2014

Another quick and easy pasta dish for late summer, or any other time you can find good cherry tomatoes (which is most of the time). These little sweeties do better in colder weather, so not only will they grow in my foggy garden, but just about anywhere else that isn't below freezing, too.

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Mackerel RoastMackerel Roast
September 11, 2014

Another recipe using purslane, the powerhouse of wild foragable greens. This was the 4th of our 2014 Hunger Challenge dinners, part of an effort to raise awareness about hunger and what it is like to subsist off $4.50 a day, as do many recipients of our government's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.

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Asian Chicken SaladAsian Chicken Salad
September 10, 2014

Fast, delicious, healthy! My new favorite salad that uses up leftover chicken and cabbage, two things that tend to languish in our fridge. I ate this for two lunches and one dinner (just me, the kids had something else) while doing the 2014 Hunger Challenge, but I'll eat it any day!

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