Monthly Archives: June 2009

Garden ‘09: Week 10

It’s been two and a half months since I started my modest little balcony garden and it has now gotten to the point that I can barely walk around out there.

Unfortunately there has been a lot more rain than sun this season, but with a little luck I will have some tomatoes and peppers to eat soon. Fingers crossed, people! Continue reading

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Eggplant & Tofu Parmigiana

Eggplant Parmigiana has always been one of my favorite “comfort” dishes. I don’t know why, but somewhere in the veggies and cheese and sauce there is perfection.

The issue? I had some extra tofu I needed to use up… be sure to check out what I came up with, I really think it’s a winner! Continue reading

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

One of the best things about being part of a CSA is that it’s a complete grab bag. You never quite know what you’re going to end up getting in your weekly haul of goods.

This week I was presented with a bundle of Rhubarb and after careful thought and consideration I made my choice. Keep your fork, everyone, there’s pie!! Continue reading

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Top Chef Masters: Ep. 1

Last night saw the premiere of Top Chef Masters on Bravo and if you’re like me you were tuned in to see all the food in it’s delicious glory. If you’re not like me you may be in the wrong place.

So, this post contains SPOILERS! If you don’t want the show ruined, don’t read. You’ve been warned! Last chance!! Dun dun dun!!! Continue reading

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An open letter to a bird.

I didn’t plan to have to battle another creature for control of my garden. I didn’t plan it, and I don’t want to continue this war. The strawberries are mine, so I say to you, Mr. Bird, get off my balcony! Continue reading

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Birthday Shortcake

I celebrated my birthday this week and to celebrate I decided to make myself some strawberry shortcakes instead of the “traditional” birthday cake. Why did I do this?

Well, the first reason is that I am just not a huge fan of cakes from a store (even birthday cakes), but the second reason is that it is strawberry season! Continue reading

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French Toast

So, you went ahead and just made two loaves of Challah and now you’re wondering what you’re going to do with it all, right? Not to worry, as you’ve come to the right place!

Go ahead and get out your frying pan, it is time to make us some breakfast! Seriously, nothing says ‘yum’ quite like homemade french toast!! Continue reading

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Sourdough Semolina Challah

Ah, Challah… is there another bread that is so sweet and rich and yelow? I really don’t think so, which is exactly why I thought I’d attempt to bake a loaf.

As I’m not someone to take the easy way, I decided to make this a sourdough loaf. I also decided to use Semolina to get a nice rich yellow color… neat, huh?

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