Dish-a-Day week in review

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Last week, I began a cooking series called Dish A Day. The purpose is currently to post the meals I make on a given day with the hope that this incentive will hopefully get me to use up all the produce I garner from my CSA half-share. Also, I like the idea of cooking for … Continue reading

Mom’s First CSA Trip

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Word to the wise:  Getting Mom to accept your weekly CSA half-share deposit in the fridge (where it gradually takes over, depending on how much leftovers your grandparents bestow upon you) is like getting your toddler to try new foods — get her involved in the preparation. In the tradition of all great discoveries that … Continue reading

On washing vegetables.

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I washed vegetables today. This evening. Immediately after arriving home. In the sink I usually cringe at, but that is newly scrubbed out of necessity by a frustrated mom. My second half-share of vegetables from my first year participating in a CSA (community-supported agriculture). Aren’t they beautiful? This week’s batch was particularly useful to me … Continue reading

Tips from a Chef: Three Simple Rules

On Easter Eve, I had the opportunity to eat a fully catered authentic Italian-American meal, complete with many vegetarian-friendly options, courtesy of Chef Mark of San Francisco’s California Culinary Academy and Michael’s Restaurant (2929 Avenue R, Brooklyn, NY).  The reason for the union of East and West Coast deliciousness? The birthday dinner of my next-door … Continue reading