Pasta with Cajun-Spiced Creamy Greens and Sweet Potatoes

Pasta with Cajun-Spiced Creamy Greens and Sweet Potatoes

One of my weekly problem-solving tasks with the C.S.A. vegetable share has been coming up with creative things to do with all of the beautiful cooking greens.  This simple pasta dish was a big success, with a hit of cajun spice offsetting the earthy greens and sugary bites of the sweet potato.   I am […]

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Grilled Vegetable and Black Bean Tacos

Grilled Vegetable and Black Bean Tacos

This is the perfect time of year to make these easy grilled tacos–just grab what looks good from your garden or Farmers’ Market, grill it up, toss it together, and fill your tortillas.  I promise no one will miss the meat. For this batch I grilled zucchini, sweet corn, and Anaheim chiles, then sliced them […]

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Carrot Cake Ice Cream with Cream Cheese Frosting Swirl

Carrot Cake Ice Cream with Cream Cheese Frosting Swirl

It’s almost time to pack up the ice cream maker and start cranking up the oven, but I wanted to share this summer-to-fall transition ice cream that really does taste like carrot cake.  We got a bunch of beautifully sweet little carrots from the C.S.A., and carrot cake is Harrison’s favorite dessert, so…it seemed logical. […]

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"Grown Up" Fish Sticks with Lemon-Thyme Mayo

It was a loooooong week at work, and that always makes me crave childhood foods when I finally hit the weekend–mac and cheese, tomato soup, scrambled eggs, fish sticks…  While there are some respectable frozen fish sticks on the market now, I prefer to make these, which I make using an extremely lazy breading method.  […]

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Gingered Peach Crumb Cake

Gingered Peach Crumb Cake

Peachapalooza has had a really great run this year–the Western Slope had a wonderful crop–but alas, all amazing things must come to an end.  For my final peach extravaganza I thought I would go with this simple (but irresistible) fresh peach crumb cake. Full of chopped fresh peaches and topped with a little gingered streusel, […]

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Braised Beef Short Ribs with Blackberry-Pinot Noir Jus

Braised Beef Short Ribs with Blackberry-Pinot Noir Jus

On the occasions when we do eat meat, we get local, pastured meat and do something with it to make it memorable.  Recently I ordered some beef short ribs from Grant Family Farms and did a long, slow braise with a blackberry and flipflop wines Pinot Noir base. For tender, unctuous short ribs you want […]

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