Hey there, it’s been a while Summer is the hardest time for blogging, at least for me. Maybe it’s because there’s a lot going on between June and August – more midweek Frisbee games, more barbecues/weddings/events in general, more impromptu hanging out on a sunny day. Maybe it’s also because in the summer I’m lazy…

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Tomatillo Salsa (9 of 10)

Tomatillo Salsa

Around here, there are more taquerias than you can shake a stick at. You can walk almost any direction from my front door and hit at least one within 10 minutes, either a traditional brick and mortar or one of the many taco trucks that set up shop in the neighborhood. People choose favorites based…

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Pavlova (7 of 9)


Being born in the six weeks between March 15 and April 30 is a serious hazard if you’re Jewish. It means in any given year, your birthday could fall on Passover. It’s the holiday where Jews put away almost everything with grains in it and pull out the matzah, something non-Jews seem to love but…

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While we’re on the topic of salad, and non-traditional salads at that, let’s talk about larb. Have you had larb yet? Because, besides the unfortunate-sounding English name, it’s totally worth eating, and then eating again. It’s that kind of good.

Ginger Lemonade

The first time I made homemade lemonade with Jeff he said he once spent a summer making lemonade. He squeezed dozens of lemons from Costco bags, perfecting his recipe and making (and drinking) batches through the hot and sticky weather. Needless to say it was a little intimidating. That afternoon I was just looking to…

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Butternut Squash with Lime

If I had to choose a vegetable as my nemesis it might be butternut squash. Between November and about March we get a lot of butternut in our weekly vegetable box and every winter I wonder what will I do with it. Maybe nemesis is too strong a word since I don’t dislike butternut squash….

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Pistachio Lime Pound Cake

When you have a weekly vegetable CSA sometimes you get to pick what’s for dinner but often dinner kind of picks you. The box shows up once a week, full of mystery produce and you have to form your cooking plans around what you find inside. One of the benefits of our particular CSA is…

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