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Season’s Last Market, Plus Maple-Orange Brussels Sprouts

Because we have had vegetable, fruit, and egg shares from Grant Farms this season, we have not spent a lot of time at the wonderful Saturday markets in Longmont and Boulder–just a few quick stops for Hazel Dell mushrooms or a snack from the pot sticker stand.  Today was the season’s last market, so we […]

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Cauliflower and New Potato Soup with Saffron

Super-Sexy Cauliflower and New Potato Soup with Saffron

It is possible that you are thinking to yourself, “cauliflower cannot be sexy–ever.”  It is one of the most underappreciated and sometimes maligned creatures of the vegetable world, usually steamed and placed in bland whiteness next to a pork chop or an equally-pale chicken breast.  I am here to tell you that cauliflower can be […]

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Coconut Custard Baked in a Pumpkin

Coconut Custard Baked in a Pumpkin

A while back I saw a dish similar to this on the cover of one of my many food magazines (possibly the sadly missed Gourmet, but I don’t recall), and every autumn I want to make it again.  It is one of those things that is incredibly easy to execute but it takes a lot […]

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It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time

My cooking friend Mary, of the wonderful Food Floozie blog, recently challenged me to a peanut butter throwdown of sorts.  We had been collectively lamenting the negative issues with natural peanut butter (though a brilliant suggestion from Andrew of Chew Chew Food Review–to flip over the jar for a while before stirring the oil into […]

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A Trio of Pears

We have been getting large numbers of beautiful pears from our CSA fruit share, and this weekend we had ten dead-ripe pears just begging to be turned into something delicious.  I decided to begin by turning them into some crockpot chunky pear sauce, with a couple of follow-up applications that are super easy and delicious. […]

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Roasted Pear Ice Cream

Super Easy Roasted Pear Ice Cream

Every Monday is a fun day in the kitchen, as it is the day we pick up our C.S.A. shares from Grant Family Farms.  I get a lot of pleasure out of seeing what’s in the box each week and then dreaming up something interesting to make.  Our fruit share has contained Bartlett pears the […]

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