CSA Week #7: 07.30.17

Back from vacation.  Back from a wonderful week filled with family, delicious food, too much booze and just the right amount of sun.  Though I am missing the sun and the surf, I am looking forward to geting back into the swing of things by heading to the farmer’s market to pick up our CSA…

Meatless Monday meets Taco Tuesday

This week I’m trying to save our frozen meat reserves and use up what vegetables I can before vacation by making filling dinner dishes that will please my “but where is the meat?” husband.  I’ve learned over the years, that the key to pleasing Ryan when making any successful vegetarian dish usually involves pasta or…

CSA Week #5: 07.16.17

Another fun, summer weekend in the books.  We visited our friends on the Jersey Shore and spent Saturday on the Barnegat Bay in their sailboat.  We got some sun (Ryan will say I got too much), drank some (read: all) beers and floated around.  It was great preparation for the 7 days of sun-soaking, cocktail…

Jammy Zucchini with Penne Pasta

Talk about a quick and easy weeknight meal!  I’ve seen this recipe in a few different variations across the web and tried my hand at it Tuesday evening.  Let me tell you it was simple and luxurious.  I know the phrase “jammy zucchini” can be a bit off-putting.  But when the zucchini caramelizes down with…

Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad with Balsamic Peaches

We are on a salad streak out here in Mendham.  This recipe was inspired from a few different places.  I really enjoy the Chix Cobb at south+pine in Morristown, NJ and have seen a few salad recipes that involve grilled peaches so I thought of creating my own version with some local bacon from the…

Chopped Salad with Shallot Vinaigrette, Feta, and Dill

This salad was a no brain-er for me to make this past week.  I get so excited when I am looking for recipes and I notice that 3 or 4 pieces of produce are all in one recipe.  This salad in particular has cucumber (which we had from two weeks ago), radishes, sugar snap peas,…

CSA Week #4: 07.09.17

The beginning to another summer week and a serious case of the Mon-daze.  Over the weekend, there was plenty or errands to run and chores to take care of but it was nice to take a beat, relax as a family to share a pot luck dinner in the outside under the stars.  Everyone enjoyed…

Cherries for Dinner

Over the past two weeks we’ve received 2 quarts of cherries in our bushel.  No matter how many cherries we stuffed our faces with for dessert, it seemed like our cherry inventory wasn’t decreasing. I’m not really a dessert or sweets person so I try hard to create savory dinner dishes with the fruit we…

Cabbage & Pepper Chakchoukah

Well, it happens to everyone… or at least me once or twice a month.  You leave the house in the morning for work and forget to take out the chicken, pork, beef etc from the freezer to thaw for when you return home and need to cook dinner. Enter the ever so versatile egg.  Now,…

Ryan’s Birthday Dinner

Since I’ve been cooking birthday dinners for Ryan (about 6 years now), I’ve always made him lasagna.  Lasagna is one of his most favorite foods to eat and I don’t cook it that often.  This year, for Ryan’s birthday, I wanted to change things up.  He had asked me not to buy him any gifts…

CSA Week #3: 7.2.17

Hi there! Lots of big events happening over the next few days!  Between cookouts, to celebrating Ryan’s birthday and finally the culmination of the long holiday weekend, the 4th of July! Much to prep and cook but this is what we received this week in our very patriotic bushel: Produce: Radishes Scallions Cabbage Bell Peppers…