Recipe Index

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quick summer squash & pea saute

What a bright and delightful part of the meal this dish was! I’m looking back on this meal fondly because right now with my husband away on a 2 week bicycle trip I’m doing a lot less eating and hardly…

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simple potato salad with lemon & cumin

Simple is best. In life I waver on that: sometimes I pile things on, speed up and go for the gusto. But then there are other times when I take my time and go slow and breathe a little deeper.…

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walnut & cranberry zucchini bread

Slowly but surely, the zucchini in our CSA share have been growing by the week. It was easy to deal with the cute little patty pans, the small heirloomed striped zucchinis, and the lovely crook-necked yellow squashes. I was adding…

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this ain’t yer mama’s turnip: braised turnips, onions & carrots

It’s hard to make turnips sexy. They’re beige, rooty things without a whole lot of star power. When they’re on the table they’re relegated to the sidelines and rarely make the main event. Hardly anyone comes away from a meal…

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the magic salad: fresh corn & black bean salad

Friday evening meals at our house are usually of the uncomposed variety. Especially in the summer and even more so when the weather is hot and we’re extra tired from a long day of work. There’s lots of languishing and…

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braised greens with almonds and an egg on top

Our CSA is off to a slow start this year. I knew what to expect since last year things were the same – relatively small bins until the harvest really kicks into high gear. When I made this Vancouver was…

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millet, lentil & beet salad

When I discovered millet, I was instantly smitten. Along with millet, this salad is full of lentils, crisp vegetables and beets…roasted and sweetened, staining everything in their path. I’m certain my mom would love this salad and if she was alive and well, I’d email her the recipe. Instead, I’ll post it here as it’s wonderful, hearty and makes a great dinner on a hot night or would be ideal to take to a picnic or bbq. C’est delicieux!

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broccoli crunch slaw

I’m pretty proud of the above meal. It was whipped up in about 30 minutes and it used up a lot of perishables in our fridge. This meal was a great clean-out-the-fridge-cuz-we’re-heading-on-holiday fare. It’s true that the grits weren’t going…

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