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Summer Squash Fritters with Sun Gold and Avocado Relish

Summer Squash Fritters with Sun Gold and Avocado Relish

Despite the record-high temperatures we have been enduring for the past few days, summer really is drawing to a close.  Our CSA shares have been reflecting that change of season, with fruit shifting from stone fruits into apples and pears, and vegetables moving from cooking greens and lettuces to eggplants and potatoes.  Still, the summer […]

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The Snooty Cheesesteak

This week I received a couple of flank steaks from Hearst Ranch for a product review (via the excellent Foodie Blogroll–thank you!), and this is part one of a two-part recipe review of their grass-fed and grass-finished beef.  Tonight I used one of the flank steaks to make a dry-rubbed, grilled flank steak sandwich that […]

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Chicken Soup for the Cold

My late summer cold has sadly prevented a trip to the Grant Farm’s Harvestival, which I had been greatly anticipating.  The cold has improved today, no doubt due to the mega-antioxidant chicken soup I cooked up yesterday as an antidote.  I would add here that I give great kudos to Harrison for cheerfully tolerating my […]

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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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Chard and Phyllo Pie

This week our CSA box was overflowing with beautiful produce, and as we have been doing each weekend, we needed to clear out some room in the fridge to make space for the new bounty.  One of the things we have been really enjoying is the variety of cooking greens–chard, kale, collards, spinach, and beet […]

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Crab Apple Tartlets

Incredibly Cute Crab Apple Tartlets

This week our CSA fruit share included some intensely sweet little Colorado peaches and a couple of handfuls of wild apples, which also go by the less-flattering name of crab apples.  It was kind of surprising to find them in the fruit share, but I love crab apples and enjoy eating a few on campus […]

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