Monday, June 20, 2011

Spaghetti Squash- it's like pasta, but not!

Ian and I just spent a beautiful long weekend in California, and I must admit, we ate until we couldn't move.  Yesterday I started craving vegetables.  Weird, I know.  However, this is not completely random (as many things I do are).  My family decided to get a farm share from Angelic Organics and the first drop off was last Wednesday, the day before we left!  I had two delicious salads with some of the produce before I left and was eager to get home and use the rest of it.  So I did!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Chocolate Truffles. Nom nom nom.

When my sister came home, she brought this recipe from Pioneer Woman with her (Pioneer Woman: you make me laugh... there are no words.)  She insisted that we make these and who am I to say no to chocolate truffles.  They are surprisingly easy too.  The result was pure chocolatey genius that made everyone happy.  Make these as a gift or for no reason.  They will all be eaten, I promise.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

I'm not sure what my mind block is on making pie.  But right now I have one, and I had more rhubarb so I decided to try another recipe for a crisp.  I must admit that this one was much better.  This recipe is from Barbara Kingsolver's book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.  If you haven't read it, I really suggest checking it out!  She and her family eat locally for a year and grow their own food.  She makes taking on such a task actually feel normal.  They have recipes and neat anecdotes throughout the chapters.  She's also hilarious.  I have been trying to get most of my food from farmers markets and eating that way instead of grocery shopping.  While I definitely couldn't say my diet is based on only local foods, I think that I have made significant progress and I really enjoy trying to eat around my weekly catch.

Sunday, June 5, 2011


In the past couple of weeks it has turned warm, my sister visited, and we have started a vegetable garden.  It actually feels like summer!  I have been cooking a lot, just not blogging... whoops.  BUT, I have a couple of awesome recipes that are perfect for days like today.  This guacamole recipe was the first recipe I came up with on my own.  In college it was a hit and now I love to make it for a warm summer day like today.