My CSA Box: Tomatoes and more tomatoes

Our tradition, for the last three weeks, is that I bake a loaf of no-knead sourdough bread Sunday morning and we have BLTs for lunch, using bacon from the 1/2 pig we purchased from Linda’s Tasty Pork in Carmel Valley. A 9th generation Californian, Linda Ferrasci operates Rancho Chupinos, which has been in the family since 1878. In

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Family Dinner Plan: Mardi Gras

Reading about Pancake Day and Fat Tuesday has inspired me to post a menu this week, the first time this year! I picked up a huge mystery box of veggies from Mariquita Farms last week, which included kohlrabi and cabbage, along with a big bag of spinach, green garlic, fingerling potatoes and wild arugula. Unless

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Family Dinner Plan: In Season Fruit

Fall is here. Our box from Mariquita Farms contained Lettuces, Mixed Heirloom Tomatoes, Principe Borghese Tomatoes, Spigariello, Potatoes, Red Heart Peppers, and Avocados. Here is my menu plan for the week of September 22: Sunday: Grilled steaks, tomato salad, lettuce salad with avocado, sauteed spigariello (a friend of kale), mashed sweet potatoes Monday: Slow Cooked

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Family Dinner Plan: First squash of the year

  Our box from Mariquita Farms contained the above beautiful Padana Squash, which will last for a long time on the counter, until it is more what I think of as squash season, ie. cooler temperatures. For now I am still into the fresh tomatoes and chiles, the squash will come later. In addition to

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Family Dinner Plan: Busy Week

Really, aren’t they all? Anywho, a couple evening meetings and training sessions means I need to have my ducks in a row for dinner this week (I have told you how important this plan is to my overall mental health, right?) Onto this week’s photo. Because we have been getting our vegetables (and some fruits)

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