food-related

CSA stash – 8/15/15

I see pix of tomatoes and berries in far away (mythical) places, but in Central Texas we are deep in the okra, pepper, and eggplant groove. This week’s CSA stash consisted of okra, zucchini, eggplant, lots of carrots, cucumbers, beets, radishes (my favorites!), basil, potatoes, jalapeños, and cantaloupes! Good batch of veg to kick off […]

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csa stash – 8/1/15

I went back down to a medium size box from the large to cut back on my preserving duty week to week. Happy with the size of today’s stash – eggplant, pickling cucumbers, slicing cucumbers, carrots, zucchini, potatoes, tomatoes, basil, arugula, cantaloupe, okra, poblanos.

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weekend cooking

I think it was about a year (or two) ago that I began to do embrace weekend meal prep on the regular. Getting all my legumes & grains cooked, sauces and dressings prepared, and portioning up a batch of stew makes the week go down so much easier. Admittedly, this sometimes cuts out valuable kitchen […]

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veggie meal plan – june 9, 2015

Summer break has officially started and so have the 11yo’s perpetual hunger pangs. We have huge stacks of books to get through (doing our first mother-daughter book club). We have meals to cook together (self sufficiency in the kitchen is summer goal #2). And we have lots of side-by-side working sessions ahead of us (‘cause […]

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tweets and pix!

It’s been all crickets here for the past few weeks and I don’t see that changing much until I get some breathing room in my days. Summer is what I have my sights set on. Until then please feel free to gander at my musings,  links, kitchen adventures, and ramblings on Twitter and Instagram. I’ll […]

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summer rearranging

After almost a full year in the house, it is time to do some rearranging in the kitchen. We’ve figured out where our paths bump in the mornings and I have a better sense of what that kitchen demands season to season. The coffee counter, canning supplies, pantry, and cutting boards are getting a shuffle […]

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countdown to summer is on

We use fruit as our seasonal markers here. The day the cold went away, the pleas for watermelon began. Adding it to the shopping list (in April!!!) is a bit overzealous, but all this means is that her had has switched to summer mode. Two more months to go until we are on summer break…

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almost a normal sunday

If we ignore the fact that the time change seems to have stolen our entire day, all is well. The sick seems to have finally been escorted out and I am trying to remind myself that this rain and grey is a much-needed respite for the green things outside. Simmering soup. Enjoying the sound of […]

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mistakes

Things in the kitchen aren’t always pretty. Mistakes happen. In the grand scheme of things a pan of burnt granola is not the end of the world. Is it food waste? OMG, yes! Was it preventable? OMG, yes! Am I going to make another batch of granola? Ummm, yeah. Kicking myself for the pricey pistachios […]

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happy friday

My day got off to a great start and I am looking forward to the sun and warmth that has been tentatively promised by the weathermen. I’ll spend a decent amount of time in the kitchen this weekend, so be sure to follow along on Instagram (@thereal_aneelee) and Twitter (@aneelee) if you want a sneak […]

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