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Garden Update

Of course,  gardening takes up a significant portion of my obsessionspace. I started all my plants from seed this year, but I’m most proud of my peppers. I’ve never had good luck with growing peppers from seed, but this year, they just took off. These are not only peppers I grew from seed, they are […]

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Hula Hoopin’

As it has passed from spring to summer (and almost into fall), I have been ridiculously busy. First with work (which was good) and then with gardening (which is also good), then the usual summer stuff: camping, swimming, feasting but not much documentation. I have a pretty good excuse: I broke my camera lens. I […]

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5 Egg Pan Cake

This last pancake for Pancake Week is a 5 egg buttermilk pan cake. This one gets baked in the oven and rises much like a souffle but falls when done baking. Delicious! Keri made a simple Lime syrup to go with this. The recipe is from MaryEllen. 5 eggs 1 1/4 cup flour 1 1/4 […]

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Bindaetteok

Bindaetteok is a Korean style pancake made with Mung beans and other ingredients. Keri and I bought some of the beans a couple weeks ago with no set recipe in mind for their use. The other day Keri came across the Mung bean pancake while looking for new and unusual pancakes for pancake week. The […]

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Buttermilk and Blueberry

Originally, we were going to have Blini today but I (Justin) used the wrong recipe and none of them turned out. So, I decided to go with traditional Buttermilk pancakes topped with blueberry preserves. The recipe: 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 egg 1 1/4 cups buttermilk 1/8 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder […]

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Spicy Pepper Aebleskiver

Last summer Keri and I found a cast iron Aebleskiver pan at our local Salvation Army thrift store to add to our growing collection of cast iron. We bought it not fully understanding the purpose of such an oddly shaped pan. It turns out these pans, also called a Monk’s Pan, are used to make […]

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Savory Crêpes

Day Two International pancake week is officially underway. Tonight we decided we would have savory crêpes for dinner with a variety of fillings: home made ricotta  |  peccorino cheese  |  asiago cheese  |  gruyere cheese  |  scallions black olives   |   wild salmon   |   fresh spinach   |   sauteed mushrooms, garlic & […]

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Quinoa Primavera

Culled from another foodie, this recipe looked pretty interesting and we happened to have almost everything on hand! Already, I had sent Justin to the store to get brussels sprouts for what we thought was going to be a cream-based pasta with spring greens. In any case, we altered the recipe to compliment what we […]

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March Project

Justin & I are using the month of March as a gauge to see how much money it will cost us to buy as ethically and responsibly as possible. We will be listing all purchased items and will not eat outside the home for the entire month of March. Any food purchased outside the home […]

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July 1 Pickup // La Caja de 1 de Julio

[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] Transportation Mode: Bicycle This week’s CSA pickup is doubled because I picked up for a friend who is out of town, so my per pound cost will be halved. From CSA: 1 dozen eggs 1lb beets 1lb candy onions 1/2lb french radishes 1/2lb young garlic 1lb peas 1 head boston bibb 1 […]

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Borscht & Rhubarb Cake // El Borscht y Torta de Ruibarbo

[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] The last few days have been really hot and so Justin & I have been mostly living off of salads. But today it was cooler as the sea breezes swept through the apartment during the night. Today was a good day to bake. I started with breads. I had some old dough […]

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Super Hot // Hace Mucho Calor

[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] Last night, a bunch of us went on an evening bike ride down the East Bay Bike Path to forage some black raspberries and get some ice cream at the Dairy Bee. There weren’t many berries left after our initial forage last week – really just enough for some trail nibble, so […]

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June 17 Pickup // La Caja de 17 de Junio

[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] Transportation Mode: Carpool From CSA: 1 dozen eggs 1lb beets 1lb scallions 1/3lb mesclun mix 1/2lb french radishes 1 head boston bibb 1/3lb red russian kale From the garden: 1/3lb red russian kale oregano, thyme & sage Foraged: wild black raspberries Cost of vegetables per lb (csa only) =: $3.25 [/column] [column […]

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Taco Salad // Ensalada de Taco

[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] I took Bruno for a walk to the garden to pick up some rhubarb for tonight’s dessert, but it’s looking like we’re not going to have room (nor energy) to make it. While I was there, I harvested the last of our mesclun salad greens, about a pound or so. We are […]

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Kale ‘n Potatoes Weds. + A Visitor // Para Miercoles, El Col y Papas y Más un Visitador

[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] Big Bruno Bonus for Wednesday! He’s almost good enough to eat!  Our friends Meg & Murray are out of town for a couple weeks and we get to “dogsit” until they return. Good times are in store for all of us! They also brought us some stuff that would have gone bad […]