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Avacados Stuffed With Tarragon Shrimp Salad

Avocados stuffed with Tarragon Shrimp Salad

Colorado has been experiencing some record-high heat of late, which has been coupled with a lack of rain.  Not a great start to the wildfire season, but I will admit to enjoying the early show of color from spring flowers.  The oven has been off during the warm weather, and salads have been on the […]

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Mustard Roasted Venison with Mushrooms

Mustard Roasted Venison with Mushrooms

I recently made a quick trip to Indiana to visit my folks, and on the flight back I was fortunate to have a well-wrapped venison loin tucked into my carry on.  Wild game is one of the things I both love and feel good about eating, and this gift was courtesy of my brother Vince.  […]

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Cinnamon-Rubbed Sirloin Salad with Fresh Pear Vinaigrette

Cinnamon-Rubbed Sirloin Salad with Fresh Pear Vinaigrette

We have been working on incorporating more main-dish salads into our evening meals, as they are a healthy way to use whatever produce is in season.  I made this salad over the weekend and we were in love from the first bite. I rubbed the sirloin with a blend of ground cinnamon, black pepper, and […]

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Chestnut and Pumpkin Soup

Chestnut and Pumpkin Soup

I promised one more pumpkin-y recipe before I step away from the plate for a while, and this ultra-rich vegan soup is the one.  It is a beauty. We have been receiving an abundance of stunning winter squash in our C.S.A. shares, which recently included this giant Rouge Vif d’Etampes pumpkin (also called a Cinderella […]

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Durian

Our First Durian

After a rather trying morning, we made a trip to Aurora to visit H Mart, a sprawling market filled with all kinds of interesting, international foodstuffs.   Since today was my birthday, Harrison remained quiet while I piled the cart with lots of (to us) exotic produce.  As I was doing a little dance of joy […]

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Curried Cabbage with Gulf Shrimp

Curried Cabbage with Gulf Shrimp

It’s the time of year when meal planning revolves around “let’s see what shows up in the C.S.A. box and plan from there.”  The beauty of this is that I love to invent meals based on what is on hand, and having a lot of fresh produce means we eat really well in late summer.  […]

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