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Entries from October 2008

Pesto (Without Pine Nuts)

October 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Fresh basil! A recent gift from the farm had us pull out the food processor and try something we’ve never done before — pesto. I pulled out this book, Grilling: Exciting International Flavors from the World’s Premier Culinary College, for a recipe we could modify based on what we had in the kitchen. Ingredients 2 […]

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Tags: Condiments

Fern Fiddlehead Salad

October 26th, 2008 · Comments Off

Our family likes foraging for food. Sometimes, we don’t even hike anywhere to do it. Just out the back door, we have a healthy stand of macho ferns, which scientists call Nephrolepis biserrata and New Guineans call dinner. (When eating plants you don’t find at the market or the farm, it’s a good idea to […]

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Tags: Dinner

Three-Bean Salad

October 7th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I’d been staring at the pantry, wondering what we could throw together with three cans of beans and whatever else we could scrounge, when I opened my email and found a version of this quick, delicious recipe in the Laptop Lunches newsletter (where it was part of a great interview with Mom-a-licious Chef Domenica Catelli, […]

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Tags: Lunches

The dollar menu that’s good for you

October 1st, 2008 · Comments Off

Here’s a fun slideshow from NBC11.com showing what a single dollar can get you that isn’t laden with preservatives and trans-fats goop. File it under “inspiration for a healthy table.”

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Tags: Other fun