Category Archives: side dishes

fantastic favas

getting a farm box every week has proved to be both wonderful and a tad arduous. wonderful for all the inspiration it has given me and arduous, since all your produce comes at once and needs to be washed and … Continue reading

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skinny creamed spinach

I have it bad! The sun is finally shining, the birds are singing, and my patio is screaming out for a BBQ. SPRING FEVER! My usual cravings for soup and roast chicken have moved aside for everything green. I’ve been … Continue reading

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orzo in the style of risotto

when it comes to cooking, all of us have that dish that we shy away from making because of its reputation as difficult. but just like most of the catholic school girls i know, that reputation is usually more myth … Continue reading

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polenta please

my husband and i have decided to start out this new year with an entire month free of meat and booze. it sounded like such a good idea…lose some weight, break some bad habits, teach ourselves some discipline, yadda yadda … Continue reading

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the mac and cheese recipe you’ve always wanted

i am such a creature of habit. as soon as the weather starts to get cold, all i want to cook and eat is old comfort food classics. it’s only november and i’ve already made my chicken pot pies twice, … Continue reading

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salad daze

as the days get warmer, here in the great northwest, and summer seems like a real possibility instead of a made up season, i become a salad fanatic. but as you can probably gleam, if you’ve been following my blog … Continue reading

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baked potato chips

about a month ago, my sister, who is the gardener in the family (i, on the other hand, have a black thumb and could kill a plant just by looking at it), gave me quite a bit of rosemary from … Continue reading

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