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Entries from October 2007

market-inspired meals: zucchini & red peppers

October 31st, 2007 · Comments Off on market-inspired meals: zucchini & red peppers

This week’s market bag: ground beef, boneless pork shoulder, gouda, zucchini, red peppers, staymen & jonagold apples, romaine lettuce mix. On the menu: tricolore beef & rice pilaf, roast pork, apple pie, grilled gouda & apple sandwiches. Recipe: Tricolore Beef & Rice Pilaf

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Tags: at market · baby food · peppers · recipes · zucchini

confessions of an aspiring health nut

October 24th, 2007 · 4 Comments

emptying the CSA bag, originally uploaded by dcaCRL. I talk a good game about healthy eating, but I have to confess that despite my best efforts, there are still nights we just order pizza, or times I can’t help but head for the nearest McDonald’s drive-thru. (Not for the boy, but sometimes a cheeseburger is […]

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Tags: confessions · healthy eating · tips

market-inspired meals: pasta, tomatoes, squash & quince

October 23rd, 2007 · 4 Comments

This week in the market bag: butternut squash, sweet potatoes, pears (Asian, bosc & Bartlett), broccoli, heirloom tomatoes, quince, eggs, sweet potato ravioli, pumpkin butter, mozzarella and seven-cheese macaroni. (That’s right, seven!) We were busy pumpkin picking and farm visiting this weekend, so the prepared pastas came in handy. Saturday supper: sweet potato ravioli with […]

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Tags: at market · pasta · recipes · squash · tomato

friday finds: kids’ napkins

October 19th, 2007 · Comments Off on friday finds: kids’ napkins

We’ve all seen the many stylish (lead-free) lunch boxes and totes out there, now two California moms have created cloth napkins for kids, Fabkins. They come in sets of 5 (one for each school day) with adorable themes including “beach bound,” “fruit salad,” and African safari” on solid, gingham or stripes. Sure, you have to […]

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Tags: friday finds · products

weeknight meal: squash gratin

October 17th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I created this recipe earlier this summer with our CSA veggies, but squash and swiss chard are still in season at our local markets. I roasted the veggies the night before to make this quicker to prepare the night of. 2 zucchini 2 yellow squash 1 eggplant several swiss chard stems (optional – I had […]

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Tags: recipes · squash · weeknight meals