Adjusting to the quantities in my medium box and trying to figure out how many meals this will get me through. In today’s box: beets, carrots, broccoli, radishes, fennel, parsley, salad mix, kale, and spinach. Also still working my way through a ginormous stash of butternut and sweet potato.
Wishing you all a safe and happy day with your loved ones. We kicked off our mini-celebration with cinnamon rolls (as per usual) and are gonna hunker down with some books until the sun scares the cold away. Happy cooking!
Trying out a few more recipes from the Melissa Clark’s book (for lunch) and sticking to some of my staples dinners so I don’t have to fuss with recipes. M: Frijoles Rancheros + Veggie Fajitas T: Big Salads + Caci de Pepe W: Empanadas T: Leftovers F: Dinner out P.S. I got my CSA this week and it had beets, turnips, kale, arugula, cilantro, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, fall tomatoes(!!), peppers, jalapeños, and green beans. […]
And just like that it is Monday. We have an exciting week ahead of us at el castillo and are feeling energized by all the talks and readings from this past weekend’s Texas Book Festival. Stopped by our neighborhood library on the way home to pick up some holds and my copy of Melissa Clark’s Dinner: Changing the Game was finally there! Pleasantly surprised by the how much vegetarian faire is included and trying out […]
It is book festival weekend! We have our paper schedule all marked up and will spend the rest of today narrowing down our final slate of sessions to attend. There is an awesome historical fiction panel on Saturday at noon, Latinx stories hear, YA sessions to peek into, and oh so many things food to check out! Click through to read about Julie Turshen and to preview a recipe from Feed the Resistance.
Traditions and an upcoming bake sale means we have a week of lots of desserts – birthday cake (for him), birthday pie (to celebrate same birthday at work) and mini-cakes for next weekend’s Austin Bakes. Still working out particulars, but more to come…
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]