This week’s CSA bag (from Rolling Prairie Farmer’s Alliance) included a pound or so of wax beans, a rarity in my many years of CSA subscribing. These wax beans were different from the ones I recall from childhood. My farmer grandparents always had a kitchen garden that included green beans and a few wax beans. […]
Entries Tagged as 'Cooking for one'
August 3rd, 2007 · Comments Off on Yellow wax beans provide succulent basis for side dish · Cooking for one, Food preparation, local food
May 23rd, 2007 · Comments Off on Fresh produce: The original fast food · Cooking for one, Food preparation, local food, recipes
Fresh produce provides the means for quickly prepared fresh food.
May 2nd, 2007 · Comments Off on Cooking for one is worth the trouble · Cooking for one
I’ve lived alone quite a bit over the years, but I just learned from the Christian Science Monitor that there’s supposedly a stigma against cooking for yourself. The “news” is that the stigma is abating. I didn’t even know there was a stigma. Better to starve, perhaps? Eat out of a bag of chips or […]
April 25th, 2007 · Comments Off on Basic recipes lay the foundation · Cooking for one, Food preparation, Food selection, Healthy eating
When I signed up for the Rolling Prairie Farmers Alliance’s subscription produce program eleven years ago, I was enthusiastic about eating locally grown, organic (almost always) produce. I discovered, though, that I needed to expand the ways in which I typically used produce in the kitchen if I had any hope of using all the […]
April 9th, 2007 · Comments Off on Gooseberry glaze on ham and other post-Easter observations · Cooking for one, Food preparation, Healthy eating
Easter dinner was delicious, simple and traditional, with the exception of the gooseberry jam glaze on the ham. It was delightful, if I do say so. Baked the ham, covered, at 325 degrees for about 15 minutes a pound, headed to 160 degrees. When about 30 minutes of baking time was left, I uncovered the […]