Pear and Raspberry Cobbler, and a note about portions

I love cooking for my family, but we are a small family. Two grownups and one munchkin. My husband doesn’t like to eat leftovers, and while I don’t mind them, I don’t like to eat the other 10 servings of lasagna, or stew, or whatever I’ve made too much of. So I’ve gotten really good … Continue reading

Oat Ginger Pecan Scones

This recipe has nothing to do with the CSA, and everything to do with my current baking obsession. And Pinterest and Tastespotting obsessions. Tastespotting is a food blog aggregator that you can search for ingredients. I am not sure how they filter stuff yet, but it looks as if most of the recipes come from … Continue reading

Baked Chard Frittata

My CSA posted this recipe on their Facebook page last week and I knew I wanted to try it. But I ended up making a bunch of changes. A lot of chard recipes say to discard or save the stems for another use, but I like to use them with the greens when possible. The … Continue reading

Orange Pecan Granola

Tiffany inspired me to finally try making my own granola. I had no idea how good it is, and how easy! And how cheap! I will never buy granola again. Mine is sooooo much better. After many experiments, this is my favorite formula so far: 3 cups old-fashioned oats 1 c shredded unsweetened coconut 2 … Continue reading

Swiss Chard Quiche with Red Potato Crust

Most people will agree that the most troublesome part of a quiche is the crust.  Pre-made crusts are often too small and too sweet.  Making your own requires skill and time, one or both of which are frequently in short supply.  So when I stumbled across the idea of using potatoes as a crust, I … Continue reading

Sweet Potato Doughnuts

I continue again on my quest to turn healthy vegetables into junk food.  This time…sweet potato doughnuts! Ok, they don’t look like Krispy Kremes.  And they don’t taste like it.  They’re quite delicious – like cider doughnuts or something.  But they are dense.  More like a yeast sweet potato roll or something than a light … Continue reading

Chicken Stew and Sweet Potato Biscuits

This recipe for Down-Home Chicken Stew is a delicious, relatively healthy recipe that uses up several fall CSA favorites – turnips, turnip greens, potatoes, and leeks. It takes a few steps, but if you do all your chopping first, you can do them at the same time. I also think it’s a great stew recipe … Continue reading

Leek and Tomato Frittata

This was the first time we got leeks in our CSA box.  I was excited, but a little confused.  I didn’t quite know what to make of them as I don’t have any memories of cooking or eating leeks in the past.  They look like giant green onions and they are basically…well…giant green onions.  I … Continue reading

Chorizo-Pepper Breakfast Tacos (for dinner!)

This is another “kitchen sink” recipe. It’s also a breakfast dish, but is really good for dinner (especially when you have 24 farm fresh eggs and need to mow through some of them). Breakfast tacos are an Austin thing. If you are from Austin and are reading this, you are probably thinking, “Dude, how unoriginal … Continue reading