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When taking pictures, I always start with fruit. Not sure why

muscadines, Asian pears, apples, and a peach

Green muscadines make nice and not insipidly sweet jelly. I had some success here.

yard-long beans, tomatoes of various proportions, lemongrass, and garlic

The beans can be broken up and stir-fried or cooked like any other green bean. I was considering a stir-fry with the lemongrass, garlic, beans, and Asian pear. Asian pears are cool because they don’t get mushy when stir-fried. Think sweet, crisp water chestnuts. (more…)

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Lots of summer fun this week


basil and tomatoes

corn (+ 2 already eaten ears) and garlic


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This week, my kitchen table was remarkably uncluttered, so I decided to take a mass produce photo. The downside is the lighting is not as good. The upside is you get the full effect of everything that comes in a box (a dinner for two + gourmet + half-dozen eggs).

Starting from the left and going clockwise…

  • corn
  • butternut squash
  • dozen eggs
  • granola
  • creamed honey
  • peaches, nectarines, and plums!
  • two Honeydew-type melons
  • Romano green beans
  • tomatoes
  • garlic
  • potatoes (Austrian crescents?)
  • lettuce

It’s always fun (and kind of rare) to get lettuce and tomatoes in the same week. Salads, burgers, or other sandwiches jump out as good ideas. (more…)

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Last night for supper, Chris and I feasted on our local summer veggies. This supper was so yummy and local that I just had to take a picture and post it.

Broiled Asian eggplant rounds with goat cheese, tomato and basil (We did the broiling in the toaster oven to keep the heat down.)

Beets, goat cheese, and sorrel

Corn on the cob

It was a satisfying way to end a summer evening!

Enjoy your food!


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This week’s box brought watermelon, peaches, blueberries, corn, tomatoes, beets, and green beans. It is definitely summer (in case you haven’t stepped outside recently).

We have sliced the tomatoes and eaten them every meal so far. My next plan is to dice the littlest one and make broiled eggplant rounds with eggplant from last week and some goat cheese and basil I picked up from the Farmers Fresh store.

The corn is gone already. We cook ears like this in the microwave (2 ears for 2 x 2 minutes). Let them cool and then shuck. Save the corn silk for tea! (more…)

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It has become my habit to start with fruit, so here we go with some watermelon, blueberries, and nectarines.

These cherry tomatoes are officially fruit, too, I suppose.

Here are some Romano green beans. (more…)

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Here are this week’s goodies:

plums, nectarines, peento peach, and blackberries

The peento peach is a tasty sweet variety. Nectarines are non-fuzzy peaches. I also got a pint of blueberries, but I passed them on to a buddy before this photo was taken.

I’ve peeled the plums and peach and am preparing to make plum-peach-blackberry mini-cobblers. The blackberries are nice and sweet.

Tuscan kale (still the best!) and broccoli

baby yellow squash and green beans

All this photo needs is a red slicer tomato in the corner to be the epitome of summer eats. The beans are a mix of two great varieties – Romano and rattlesnake. I cooked these yesterday. Green beans are so good reheated that I tend to cook mine right away and stash them in the fridge for later. (more…)

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