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

Arugula Pecan Pesto

Arugula is a tricky beast. It’s got a bit of a sharp flavor that can be overwhelming. But if I find  some other element to mellow it out it can be really delicious. I made a fairly standard pesto using arugula instead of basil and pecans instead of pine nuts: 3 C arugula, packed 1-2 … Continue reading

Quick Roasted Asparagus Gruyere Tart

This recipe is so easy, it’s cheating. The original recipe used puff pastry, but I found the combination with the Gruyère, which is a very oily cheese, was just too greasy. So I opted for ready made pie crust. I am lazy and I buy pre-rolled pie crust rather than make my own. I’ll often … Continue reading

Roasted Veggie Panini

This is another kitchen sink recipe. It’s not even really a recipe. It’s really just a formula. Bread+spread+grilled veggies+cheese=delicious. Generally use some combination of squash, onions, eggplant, and peppers, cut to about the same thickness, brushed with olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper. I have a nifty panini grill that chars them perfectly: … Continue reading

The Return of the Bacon

I don’t know much about growing seasons, but for some reason we get some winter squash in the dead of summer from our CSA. I’m not complaining – I love winter squash. It’s 105 degrees here in Texas today, but I decided to make one of my favorite comfort food recipes anyway. Maybe if I … Continue reading

Shout-outs

You may have noticed that I have posted very few recipes of late. The reason is twofold. 1) Grouchy, grouchy toddler. If you have one, you know what I mean. 2) Recipe fails. You know when you are all excited to try something new, you have the best ingredients, and the result is meh? Or … Continue reading

Honey Jalapeno Cornbread

Hot peppers are one of the items that are beyond plentiful in our CSA box this time of year.  Like mint, hot peppers are something I struggle to use.  This week I tried an experiment of roasting jalapenos and adding them to my beloved honey cornbread recipe.  The results – delish! First step first – … Continue reading

Strawberry Mint Conserve

Mint.  Man, is this stuff hard.  I’m making headway through my bunch from last week’s box.  Today I made strawberry mint conserve, inspired by the strawberry conserve recipe included in this month’s Bon Appetit magazine.  The original recipe can be found here, but I made enough changes that I feel I’ve come up with my … Continue reading