Sour Cherry Foccacia / Ham & Cheese Breakfast Sandwich

I am by no means a baker. Most of the time it requires precise measurement, which I abhor. I’d rather throw things in a skillet and taste and add my way to a great dish. I am also not overly fond of sweets, so there is really never a need for me to bake. That said, my sister is a fabulous baker and it is not unusual for me to come home to find a plate of goodies sitting on my porch. The last incident of this involved a lovely Sour Cherry and Rosemary Foccacia. I am not sure if this is the recipe she used,...

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Pink Champagne Currant Scones

Whats in the Box? Week 4 Do you still have your currants? Or were you, like me, uncertain about the difference between currants and gooseberries, and had copious tastes of both during extensive Googling to determine which was which and what they could be used for? No? Just me? Okay. After examining the inner seed structure using Google images, I determined that the wee ones were the currants and the large ones were the gooseberries. Sorry, but I have only seen currants in dried form and thought gooseberries were...

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Pi(e) = 2

What’s in the Box? Week 4! I have admittedly begun having dreams about kale. So much kale! But it is delicious and versatile, so no complaints here. I went on a baking/cooking binge on Tuesday and I am still enjoying the results from it. First, I found this intriguing recipe for Garden Pea, Mint and Feta tart. Intriguing for two reasons-it seemed like a good use for my peas and I had all of the ingredients on hand, including coconut flour! Both bonuses. I am sure you could use a regular tart crust recipe if...

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Not a recipe, but…

Since’s it is still relatively early in the CSA season, I thought I should pass along some quick and nifty resources about storing your CSA goodies: -Here is The Kitchn’s Guide to Storing Fruits and Vegetables-a great resource. I found a nifty tip about keeping my greens fresh that I am now itching to try, given that I just found a forgotten bag of lettuce mix in the back of my fridge. -Prefer actual paper between your hands? I bought this book called Preserving Summer’s Bounty several years ago...

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Red Curry Coconut Pork with Mango

What’s in the Box: Week 3 Peas. What’s better than sitting around on a summer’s day, shelling peas? Someone bring me a glass of lemonade and a rocking chair, stat! This recipe for Red Curry Coconut Pork with Mango is quite simple for a curry recipe, which sometimes can be quite complex. Yet with all curry recipes, I was inevitably missing an ingredient. And what appears to be a key ingredient-Red Curry Powder. Look up-it’s even in the name. D’oh! But that’s also the best thing...

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Grilled Chicken with Brie and Spinach

The first of the CSA boxes have arrived and they are full of a delicious mixture of greens, peas and cherries. I was especially excited to see the fresh spinach, which I was craving after our dreary winter and chilly spring. Normally, I plant my own and have fresh baby spinach by April, but this year I was happy to let the fine folks at Thanksgiving Farms do it for me. In looking for a recipe that would involve me *not* making a trip to the store, I came across this little gem from Food Network’s Robin...

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