Posted in July 2012

Cucumber and Lemon Basil Lemonade

Cucumber and Lemon Basil Lemonade

Lemon Basil! I discovered this in my CSA box and was so pleased! It smells amazing and tastes great in salads and as a water enhancer. It was also a pleasing addition to this refreshing lemonade. The combination of cucumber and lemon basil in this drink makes it a grown up lemonade, and I wouldn’t … Continue reading

Creamy Butternut Squash Baked Pasta

Creamy Butternut Squash Baked Pasta

Oh, my friends. This dish is wonderful. It’s like fall in my house (even though it’s only July). I received a butternut squash in my box this week and knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. Make the Winter Squash Lasagna from Deborah Madison’s book Vegetarian Suppers. I had a bag of whole … Continue reading

Stuffed Heirloom Tomatoes

Stuffed Heirloom Tomatoes

Great things happen in the kitchen when you are pushed outside of your normal little box! I’ve gotten heirloom tomatoes a few weeks in a row now in my Chow Locally CSA box. And, my friends, I must confess that I hate raw tomatoes! There’s just something about them I can’t stand. The seeds are … Continue reading

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Whew, you guys don’t know this about me yet but I am a master procrastinator! The wonderfully generous Terri over at Terri’s Kitchen nominated me to receive a Very Inspiring Blogger Award. It was a little daunting to have to select 15 blogs to nominate, so I put it off for a bit. But I’ve … Continue reading

Lazy Woman’s Bread and Butter Pickles

Lazy Woman’s Bread and Butter Pickles

Have you ever used pickling cucumbers before? I hadn’t, and I hadn’t really even given them a thought until I received a pound of them in my Chow Locally CSA box. I have made refrigerator pickles before, and I was excited to make them again with some actual pickling cucumbers! I am a huge fan … Continue reading

Chicken in Salsa Verde

Chicken in Salsa Verde

Chicken! I’m sure you all were thinking that I’m vegetarian, since all of my recipes so far have been vegan and vegetarian! Not so. 😉  I love meat, but I don’t eat it very often, and when I do it’s usually chicken. The small amount of meat that I cook at home is a result … Continue reading

Apple Crisp Smoothie

Apple Crisp Smoothie

Happy Independence day everyone! After a day of burgers, hot dogs, and other picnic treats why don’t you start your next day out with something wholesome? 😉 Try out this tasty apple crisp smoothie for a balanced start to your day. I love to have a smoothie for breakfast. For one thing, it starts my … Continue reading

Soba Noodles with Peanut Sauce

Soba Noodles with Peanut Sauce

Today I want to share with you one of my favorite summer time meals. This dish is Thai inspired with its sweet and tangy peanut sauce that has just a little bit of kick. These noodles are served cold or at room temperature. I have played around with a cooked version of this that we … Continue reading