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Zucchini Soup - August 21, 2013

This is a very easy and delicious way to eat up all those mid to late summer squashes that just keep coming from the garden, whether it is your own, a neighbor's, your CSA or even the grocery store. All you really need is an onion, some squash and a little crème fraiche or sour cream to dollop on top. You can use whatever type of broth you happen to have on hand - chicken stock, vegetable stock or just plain water with salt. At my house I serve it with really good sourdough bread from the local bakery and our favorite cheese, Cowgirl Creamery's Mt Tam. That seems to keep everyone happy at the dinner table.

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Quick Eggplant Chicken Curry and How to Cut an Onion - august 19, 2010

We came home late from school, again today. I started Sesame Street at 5:00, hoping to have dinner on the table by 6:00 and finished by 6:15, which seems easy enough, since the kids either gobble it down or don't eat at all. Today's scheduled recipe was eggplant curry, using leftover chicken from tuesday's paella. But, I hadn't salted the eggplant beforehand, and now twenty minutes of letting salty eggplant sit and drain into the sink seems like an awful waste of time.

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Spicy Shrimp, Cilantro Rice and Zucchini - july 18, 2010

My daughter has a dirty mouth. Today at preschool she said "poopoo head". She ran around and around the table. She hid under the table. She ignored her teacher. She was so naughty that the story she wrote was confiscated, and when she and a co-conspirator told a teacher they didn't care about their bad behavior, they lost their show-and-tell privileges.

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