My Marinara

In my kitchen, there are really two types of red sauces: Gravy, which is simmered over the stove for hours and hours and hours with a bunch of ingredients in order to achieve a rich, complex flavor. This takes up a Sunday afternoon and wine is usually enjoyed while making it (red wine is in…

Summer Weekend Seafood

This past weekend was my first and probably only weekend that I will spend at our family house on the Jersey Shore.  I had three days and I was going to make the most of it.  Lots of sun, tropical drinks and delicious and homemade seafood… because why go out and spend a ton of…

CSA Week #11: 08.27.17

Produce: Cilantro 4 Peaches Cabbage 2 Ginger Gold Apples Quart of Beans 4 Corn 2 Tomatoes 2 Jalapeno Peppers 1 lb. of White Potatoes 2 Red Onions Pint of Tomatoes Meat: 4 Pack of Chicken Sausage with Basil and Mozzarella 4 1/4 lb pack of Thin Cut Pork Chops 1 lb. Chicken Tenders

For the Love of the Summer Harvest

The other evening, while gazing happily into a simmering kaleidoscope of colorful summer produce I realized something terrible.  This beautiful bounty of tomatoes, zucchini and eggplant will all be over soon.  Before I know it, I’ll have to rely on tomatoes from a can instead of using fresh cherry tomatoes as a base for a…

Summer Squash Chili

I wish you could have seen the face I got when I told Ryan we were going to have zucchini chili for dinner. “Like, just zucchini?” – Yes, zucchini and black beans… and other ingredients that make chili delicious “But, no meat?  Not even ground turkey?” -Nope, just zucchini. I pulled this together in less…

CSA Week #10: 08.20.17

Here’s what we are cooking with this week: Produce: Watermelon 4 Peaches 2 Patty Pan Squash 2 Red Free Apples Quart of Green Beans 1 Classic Eggplnat 4 Corn 3 Donut Peaches 1 Yellow Pepper 1 lb. Purple Potatoes 2 White Onions Pint of Tomatoes Meat: 4 Turkey Bugers 1 lb. Ground Beef 1 lb….

Taco’Bout Beets

I’m a sucker for putting anything into a taco.  I’ve graduated from ground beef, ground chicken and turkey, to beans now to all or mostly vegetables.  I’ve had beets in our crisper storing way back since week six of our CSA.  One great thing about doing a CSA is you get exposure to lots of…

100 POSTS! Pizza Party Pt. 1

I just realized that I have posted 100 times on Butternut Supper Club (formerly Jersey Farm to City Table).  100 posts, 3 CSA seasons, many a vegetable, countless recipes and dinner parties and now I’m wondering how on earth have I never posted a pizza recipe? Pizza is THE thing I make on a regular…

An Adult Spin on a Childhood Classic

When I think back to my childhood and the lunches that I ate, I think of two things: Tortillas with Cheese (shout out to my younger years in the South West) and canned Spaghetti-O’s.  Oh, how far I have come! Don’t get me wrong, I still LOVE me some canned ingredients like beans and tomatoes…

Fried Chicken & Zucchini Salad

Sundays in the summer are now spent at home depot (usually) and the farmer’s market (always).  First we head to home depot where Ryan discusses the intricacies of LED light bulbs with someone in an orange apron and after that we hop in the car and head to Chester where I discuss the many varieties…

CSA Week #9: 08.13.17

This past weekend was well spent being active, running errands, doing some chores, and working to clean out a room full of boxes from the move (we are about 1/3 of the way done!)  I’ve got some great meals planned this week – a ton that are vegetarian! There is a post coming soon about…

Peaches, Pork, Pole Beans

A match made in heaven. But first, what are pole beans?  After some research I learned that green snap beans are categorized into tow categories, bush or pole beans.  If the bean needs support to grow, they are classified as pole beans, like the romano beans I used in this recipe.  If the beans can…