One-Bowl Blueberry Cake

Our Safeway had blueberries on sale this week, two pounds for $3, so I had to stock up! I have to say, I love blueberries, and I’m a little jealous of my sister in Mississippi and my friend in Illinois who can go pick their own at local farms. No blueberries here, but I...

CSA Week 2: radishes and kale

Week two of the CSA brings us arugula, butter lettuce, French radishes, broccoli rabe, garlic scapes and kale. The radishes will make their way into salads and sandwiches this week, but I had to try them in the traditional French way: with butter and coarse salt on a fresh baguette. Delish!  These radishes are...

CSA Week 1: Spinach Gratin

Mmm… This is my new favorite way to cook spinach. It’s adapted from Julia’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking and it’s much lower in calories/points than you might expect. The original recipe called for three pounds of spinach, but I only had a pound and a half—and it’s a lucky thing, because that...

CSA Week 1: lettuce and turnip recipes

The Bean and I went and picked up our first CSA box from Isabelle Farm this week, and I couldn’t be more excited. Already we’re getting veggies that I’m not super familiar with so we can try new things. Our box this week included baby lettuce, spinach, Swiss chard, radishes, baby turnips with their...

CSA Week 1: radishes and chard

I have to say, I’ve never been a big radish-eater. I’ve had them, of course. We even grew them in our little garden last year. But they’ve never been a particular favorite, as in, “OH my gosh, I have to have some.” So I thought I’d try something different with this batch from the...