Archive for March, 2009

Farm Fresh Box – A week in Review and a New Box
Farm Fresh Box – A week in Review and a New Box

This week has been a busy one – we’ve managed to install a whole lotta crown molding – in addition to finally getting baseboards put in to the kitchen area, trimming out the new pantry door, and getting some painting done. Sadly, we were so busy that it didn’t give me a lot of time [...]

Braised Lamb Shanks and Root Vegetables
Braised Lamb Shanks and Root Vegetables

So Miss Thing had a project this week that she’d been working on for a while. It was based on feudal europe. Apparently, this section is one of her teacher’s favorite, because she really goes all out. The students wear costumes for their presentation, they make up scrolls and props and present them to the [...]

Coconut Sausage and Squash Curry
Coconut Sausage and Squash Curry

It’s been a really busy week – Mr. Man and I have been busy-busy-busy working on installing crown moulding in the living areas, caulking and painting the baseboards, and even painting a couple of doors. We went back and forth on whether we should install crown moulding or wait for a while until we’ve settled [...]

Homemade Marinara Sauce
Homemade Marinara Sauce

One thing that I’ve been trying to do lately, is plan out my meals a little more carefully – when I do, I tend to have less waste, which is always a good thing, and it can make my life a little easier for those nights when I don’t really feel up to making a [...]

St. Andres Greens
St. Andres Greens

We received several different greens yesterday in our weekly farm box. We ended up with 2 small heads of radicchio this time, in addition to 1 bunch of collards and 1 bunch of kale. The bunches were fairly small as well – and due to this, I decided that it might be best to cook [...]

100% Whole Wheat Bread
100% Whole Wheat Bread

So Mr. Man had been bugging me to make him some bread, since it’d been a couple of days… (my failed attempt at sourdough does not count…) Although I have my tried and true bread recipe that I posted a few weeks ago, I was in the mood to try something different. When I came [...]

Farm Fresh Box 03/05/2009
Farm Fresh Box 03/05/2009

My second farm box arrived today. I have to admit – when I saw fresh mushrooms in my box, I squealed a little bit. I’m actually not kidding. lol I think my whole week is going to start revolving around what arrives in these little cardboard boxes each week – it’s a whole lot of [...]

Farm Fresh Box – A week in Review
Farm Fresh Box – A week in Review

Tonight, I’m waiting for my next Farm Fresh Box, and thought it’d be interesting to review my experience with it. Having all of my weekly vegetables laid out for me ahead of time, really forced me to be creative with the way that I used them. It was quite the kitchen workout for me, and [...]

Roasted Purple Potatoes
Roasted Purple Potatoes

I made this dish the other night – I had wanted to do something different with regards to the purple potatoes I received in my farm box but that night I wasn’t really feeling particularly ambitious. However I’m really pleased with how this dish turned out. It’s actually fairly elegant in it’s simplicity. I had [...]

Glazed Carrots
Glazed Carrots

I grew up down in North San Diego County – more or less. We moved there when I was entering fifth grade, and considering it’s where I came of age, I’ve always kind of considered it home. (Atleast, until we bought a house in the bay area – lol) I lived in several cities in [...]