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In the Bag: Baked Ratatouille

September 21st, 2010 · 3 Comments

It’s been a while since I’ve shared what we’ve been getting in our CSA bag, from Potomac Vegetable Farms. Of course tomatoes were the star over the past month or so, along with lots of beans, onions and garlic. Oddly, we went for three weeks without a zucchini, only to get two small ones last [...]

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Tags: CSA · at market · meatless monday · one local summer · recipe · vegetarian · weeknight meals

Quinoa-Stuffed Zucchini Boats (for Meatless Monday)

August 6th, 2010 · 13 Comments

If you garden or belong to a CSA, you’re likely searching for new ways to use up all that zucchini and summer squash right about now. These meatless stuffed zucchini, or “zucchini boats,” are a simple and tasty recipe that’s fast enough for a weeknight supper. I use quinoa, a quick-cooking grain similar to cous [...]

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Tags: at market · cooking with kids · grains · kids cook monday · meatless monday · weeknight meals

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

October 14th, 2008 · 4 Comments

This past weekend was the fall open house and potluck at our CSA farm, Potomac Vegetable Farms. We stopped by Crooked Run Orchard for apple and pumpkin* picking first. It was such a gorgeous, warm fall day to be out in the orchards. When we arrived at PVF, we had missed the hayride but set [...]

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Tags: Know Your Food · baked goods · recipes

Pacific NW Snapshots: Barking Dog Farms

September 22nd, 2008 · 3 Comments

On last year’s trip to the Oregon coast, my mom and I visited the Lincoln City Farmers Market and came across the largest zucchini I’d ever seen. This year, we headed to the source, Barking Dog Farms, just south of Lincoln City at the base of the Siletz River. This was perhaps the greenest, lushest [...]

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Tags: away from home · recipes · zucchini

Zucchini Tagliatelle Alfredo

June 27th, 2008 · 3 Comments

This was another improvisational pasta night dish, as my original plans to use the last of my fresh ricotta were thwarted by the cheese having spoiled (so tragic). Fortunately, I still had some cream from last week’s shortcake, so this evolved into a springy green alfredo sauce. I thought it was yummy, but the husband [...]

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Tags: pasta · recipes · weeknight meals