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The Great ‘Scape

July 20, 2011

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This recipe made my already amazing day! Warning: bring gum with you if plan on eating this as part of romantic dinner in the park! 1lb of garlic scapes (about 1.5 cups pureed) 2/3 cup walnuts 2/3 cup grated parmesan cheese 8 basil leaves salt and pepper, to taste olive oil Let the food processor […]

Purple Basil

July 20, 2011

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Such a wonderfully mellow counterpart to it’s green cousin. This year is the first time I’ve had purple basil readily at my disposal thanks to a starter plant from Windflower Farm. I’ve used it in the following: *Eggplant Parmesan (needed to double the amount used due to aforementioned mellow-ness) *Garlic Scape Pesto (definitely my favorite […]

Roasted Kale, Feta, Squash and Onion summer salad

July 16, 2011

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Exactly as it appears–easy and delicious. Roast the following, and whatever else you have around that sounds good: Dino Kale (sprinkle with a bit of sugar as well as olive oil to bring out a wonderful rich sweetness). Red onions Garlic Summer squash Throw in bacon, basil and feta and serve warm or chilled.

Beets, Swiss Chard and Feta

July 16, 2011

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Delicious! A summer-time treat; we served it lukewarm with a main dish of cous-cous, sausages, asparagus, yellow squash (CSA) and spices. The swiss chard’s most beautiful part, the stems, are a subject of debate amongst online recipe providers–it appears that Italians say–“Use em” while others tend to toss out. We went with the second method, […]

Putting the Whoops into Yummy

July 5, 2011

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Anyone who knows me and knows how I cook can attest to this fact: For every “Yummy” there’s likely one or maybe three “Whoops” involved. There are any number of reasons for this that come together to form the distracted, enthusiastic cook you see before you. 1) Enthusiasm. 2) Multi-tasking kicked up the the highest […]

CSA

July 4, 2011

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For the next few months, I will be receiving farm fresh, mouth-wateringly and indescribably delicate veggies and fruits. These are dropped off a few blocks from my Brooklyn apt and I swing by with the little pal to get them. I signed up for fruit every week, and veggies every two weeks. So far, that […]