Temperatures make it a little hard to tell, but summer is wrapping up in Austin. We picked up what I am sure is going to be our last watermelon of the year with our tuber-heavy CSA stash. In the kitchen, I am closing out the summer with one last batch of my summer squash risotto. I originally came across this risotto cooking method in The Bon Apetit Fast Easy Fresh cookbook. I’ve been making risotto this way for […]
Good ol’ Hampshire College had a small farm on campus and a student-run coop with bulk bins, so I can pretty strongly delineate my attachment to eating local (hyper-local even) back to my college days. The practice started a little over 20 years ago and to this day, I (and now my family) eat what the local seasons and growers have to offer. Given that snippet of history, I hope you understand how disorienting the past few weeks […]
Head on over to my Instagram feed today. Working through my CSA stash and making plans for this week’s meals as I go. Link to my feed in the plus sign at top right.
In the middle of a cooking groove, so I am riding it all the way to an actual meal plan. This is way more food than we can probably get through in a week, but I figure I’ll just keep working through it until we run out of produce. Putting lots of tomatoes and peaches this week, too. Excited to try Kate’s peach sauce in addition to putting away a small batch of peach jam. […]
I have been on a quest for a homemade veggie patty for… like… ever. I’ve tried a kazillion recipes in the past few years and they are all perfectly yummy but rarely hit highs across the board. Sometimes, they fall apart. Sometimes, they are ingredient heavy. Sometimes the 9yo 10yo won’t come within inches of them. Sometimes they are ONLY yummy if you can serve them with a perfect combination of go-withs. This recipe (originally posted […]
This will be my fifth season of putting up tomatoes for my homemade pantry! I’m excited to get my sad, sad pantry back into top form, so stay tuned this coming weekend as I blanch, peel, and prep my first 20 lbs worth. I’ll start with a tentative plan tomorrow (on the blog) with links to some recipes and will be posting on Instagram and Twitter all weekend long with my favorite hashtag of the summer […]
Not something I cook with often so I would love some suggestions. Shoot me your favorites, pretty please.
What’cha snackin’ on today? We’ve been munching through pounds of carrots. Plain, dipped in hummus, or cut into coins and popped like popcorn. So good. 12yo loves the yellow ones best lately.
Perfectly-cooked quinoa can turn to mush if left in the pot to steam. Transfer your quinoa to a colander once it’s ready to keep it nice and fluffy until you are ready for it.
Switching to shelf-stable pickles ’til we eat our way through all the fermented stashes in the fridge.