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using the last of your zucchini

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cooking in season / vegetarian meal plans

Goodness! I still have mountains of summer squash around! I don’t usually struggle too much with what to make (it can be shredded and put in everything from migas to risotto to baked things), but I do start getting a bit bored by my usual rotation by… you know… OCTOBER. Hopefully the following list will help you power through the last of it: Zucchini Toasts Zucchini & Asparagus Strata Savory Zucchini & Parmesan Waffle Summer […]

pick up a copy of today’s statesman

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There is a little something that I have been working on in the food section! Super excited about it! A kazillion thank yous to Addie Broyles at the Austin American Statesman for giving me this opportunity and for being ever so patient with the Nervous Nelly that is buried deep in my belly. Be sure to pick up a copy today for ideas on how to baby step into batch cooking and lots of fun […]

vegetarian meal plan – week 41

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Can I just say that I am stunned that we are only at week 41 of this year. Shouldn’t it be way closer to 50 by now? Kidding… grateful to still have both October and November ahead of us. Best. Time. Of. Year. In the kitchen, my quest to make new things continues. I reached official rut-stage way back in like March and the new season and cooler weather (!!!) has me all energized. It […]

quick tip: storing herbs

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preserving the seasons

I’ve finally found the perfect way to store fresh herbs – quart-size yogurt containers! We usually have lots around in hopes of finding a better fate for them than recycling. We use them to sort craft supplies, as mini-buckets when we are cleaning and in a pinch, I use them to store things in the freezer. To store herbs: Cut a bit off the stems of your fresh herbs to match the height of your […]

vegetarian meal ideas (early fall)

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Happy to report that I am carving time out for the kitchen again! Our collective bellies are better for it and my brain is grateful for the productive downtime. I cook to get food on the table (of course), but the act of feeding and focused purpose really, really helps me get out of my head. As for meal planning, I haven’t gotten all the way through to the mapping stage (what belongs on each […]

meal plan – august 14, 2017

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Happy middle of August, everyone! My CSA stash is screaming Texas summer this week – okra, eggplant, peppers, squash – so the bulk of my meals will focus on using all that up. Potatoes and carrots and beets will work their way in as snacks or hold up in storage for use next week. I also made my way to the downtown library one last time to visit the cookbook stacks ahead of the closing […]

celeriac suggestions?

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Wondering if any of you out there have done something particularly exciting with celery root. Most recipes call for making purees or involve mashing it into another starch. I dice it finely into risotto pretty much every time it lands in my CSA box. There must be more. What do you do with it?

tomatolandia 2017

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The pantry is so sad and bare that I have been storing old cooking magazines and miscellaneous kitchen junk in there. All that is left of my 2016 tomatoes is these two jars of raw packed tomatoes, so to say that I am relieved to be picking up my first order of tomatoes tomorrow is an understatement. Scouring kitchen surfaces and cleaning ALL THE THINGS today so that I can jump right in to canning […]