Category Archives: Food

CSA: Week 17

Even though I haven’t been posting much during the week, we’ve been doing a pretty good job of eating our vegetables. This week’s share is more of the same, which isn’t a bad thing. The tomatoes are slow roasting in … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Goulash

I was browsing the latest edition of Food & Wine when this recipe for Wild Mushroom Goulash caught my eye. Here, I said to myself, is a dish that will empty a significant portion of the vegetable crisper. Here is … Continue reading

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CSA: Week 13

As August begins, we’re seeing a greater variety in our half share from Heartland Family Farms. New this week are tomatoes, eggplant, and jalapeño peppers. Juliana suggested making and freezing salsa with some of the tomatoes, jalapeños, and onion. For … Continue reading

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CSA: Week 11

We’re still eating our way through last week’s half share. A highlight for me was this savory zucchini tart, pictured here ready to go into the oven. For the dough, I used this recipe for an heirloom tomato tart with … Continue reading

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Hand Pies

Whether you call it a pasty, an empanada, a pastel, a calzone, a patty, a bridie, a turnover, or some other name from the seemingly endless list, there’s clearly something fundamental about a flattened piece of dough folded over to contain … Continue reading

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CSA: Week 8

I’m working on a couple of posts about BrewZaPalooza, our big homebrew and pizza bash this past weekend, but in the meantime another week has passed and we have a new CSA share. We did well with last week’s share. … Continue reading

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CSA: Week 6

I’m a little slow with this week’s posting of the CSA share, but we were camping this weekend and I’m still trying to catch up with the online class I’m teaching this summer. Nevertheless, we’ve got a good start on … Continue reading

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Pre-Hispanic Tacos

On our last evening in Playa del Carmen, we dined at a restaurant called Xuläm the Mayan Fisher (tripadvisor link). We’ve passed this place many times as it is at the south end of Fifth Avenue at the gated entrance … Continue reading

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El Fogon in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Every few years we head down to Playa del Carmen, Mexico for a week of reading, relaxing, and eating authentic Mexican and Yucatecan cuisine. This was our fifth trip, and it’s always interesting to see how the town has changed. … Continue reading

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CSA: Week 1 Review

I’m blogging as fast as I can, but this was an active week in terms of food and drink! So rather than write individual posts for the various dishes we created from the ingredients in this week’s share, I’m doing … Continue reading

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