Yearly Archives: 2011

Your Potato Salad

Update: I’m really honored to have won the America’s Test Kitchen ‘Dish it Your Way‘ Challenge!  If you’re a blogger, you should consider entering yourself.  The current theme is salmon.  I’m passing on this round, but hope to make an

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What’s for dinner at the White house? (Week of July 10)

I know, I know.  I skipped a week!  But let me just direct you to a tasty stuffed cabbage recipe we enjoyed from Smitten Kitchen to make up for it.  We used a green cabbage and halved it since it

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Some thoughts on eating local

Lately I’ve been trying to figure out why eating local is so important to Chris and me.  Though there are plenty of reasons, I think it comes down to one in particular for us. It’s not about organic vs. conventional

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What’s for dinner at the White house? (Week of June 26)

We have been on a baking frenzy today!  The browned butter brownies are cooling and we have some banana bread in the oven now.  I figure it just gives me more and more motivation to keep running! The summer abundance

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What’s for dinner at the White house? (Week of June 19)

My goodness!  June is flying by.  Which means the summer is flying by.  Which is crazy, since I’m still trying to figure out when spring came and went.  But, there are advantages to summer, one of which is the abundance

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie for 4

I am convinced that I ate strawberry rhubarb pie when I was little.  The house we lived in until I was in kindergarten had a rhubarb patch, which is one of the few things I remember about that house.  My

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What’s for dinner at the White house? (Week of June 12)

Our CSA is really picking up!  This week we got sugar snap peas, lettuce, garlic scapes, basil and an adorable little head of cabbage.  It’s fun to figure out how to use them, since they tend to come in smaller

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What’s for dinner at the White house? (Week of June 5)

Today’s lesson is that beets are really pretty.  Unfortunately, some ways of eating them are better than others.  While the risotto was ok, it was not the best place for the beets to shine.  We much prefer them on their

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What’s for dinner at the White house? (Week of May 29)

Happy Memorial Day weekend!  Since the holiday is the unofficial opening of summer, I figured it was fitting to start the canning season.  We picked up some lovely strawberries from the farmer’s market for strawberry rhubarb jam.  There was a

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Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

When we cook for a large group of people and I have to come up with some sort of vegetarian version of the dish we’re making, we often find ourselves with extra beans or vegetables to use up.  This time

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