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Pear windfall makes fine pear sauce

August 22nd, 2009 · 6 Comments · local food, recipes

I recently received a windfall of hard green pears from Angela after a branch broke from her tree, thereby rushing the pear harvest. As perhaps you can tell from the photo, the pears were small, the round bottom portion about the size of a handball, and they weren’t yet ripe. I let the pears sit […]

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Roundup: Winners, food tips, tomatoes

August 15th, 2009 · 2 Comments · local food, recipes, Roundup

It was a rough week for me, but I’ve finally caught my breath enough to offer a roundup with updates, opinion and information that’s good to know. Updates Scattered sushi recipe. Anyone who was around for the Japanese cooking demonstration at the Lawrence Farmers Market in June and who wondered how to make chirashi zushi […]

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Make easy tomato sauce in oven for freezing

August 10th, 2009 · 10 Comments · Food preparation, recipes

Until last week, I’d recommended Joanne’s method of roasting tomatoes for tomato sauce, but I hadn’t made it myself (if you don’t count one attempt). Sister Lori endorsed the method heartily, so I passed it on to Lynn, who pronounced it genious… and then turned around and gave me 2 1/2 gallons (dry measure) of […]

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Day 1: Cottage cheese dilemma in Food for Change Challenge

August 3rd, 2009 · 7 Comments · Food selection, local food, recipes

What was I thinking? I was trying to throw together a quick brown-bag lunch on this first day of the Food for Change Challenge, and I discovered I already was messing up. Breakfast was OK. I had 100% organic cereal (so far, high-fructose corn syrup doesn’t qualify as organic) with Iwig milk, coffee, orange juice. […]

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This summer squash recipe worth cooking for taste

July 23rd, 2009 · 6 Comments · recipes

It’s finally happened; I’ve found a summer squash recipe that’s worth making because it tastes good, not merely because it gets rid of excess squash. (Actually, I do like summer squash in Ratatouille, but the squash blends in to that mixture.) Even better, the winning recipe, Broiled Squash with Thyme, couldn’t be easier. Here it […]

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Roasted potato salad wins diners’ approval

July 1st, 2009 · 3 Comments · potlucks, recipes

I’ve officially been writing this blog too long. Or, I’m officially lacking in creativity and originality.  Why do I say that? Because, after writing about the Roasted New Potatoes Salad that you see above, I discovered I wrote about the exact same salad and only slightly differently almost exactly two years ago. However much that […]

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