I admit I was a little late embracing apple season. By the time I finally made it out to Linvilla Orchards, pick-your-own season had just ended. Luckily, they still had plenty of apples. I bought a big box of “seconds” – apples with slight blemishes that are still great for cooking and half the price! The thought of peeling, coring and slicing all of those … Continue reading Homemade Applesauce – it’s not too late!
I love acorn squash. It’s so cute and hardy and can be cooked in so many ways! Growing up, my parents used to make stuffed squash at least twice a month. While many people stuff squash with sausage, you’ll be happy to know that you can stuff squash with just about anything! You just need to decide if you’re looking for a savory or a … Continue reading Stuffed Acorn Squash
What to do when you wake up on a beautiful, sunny morning in NYC, ravenous. Go to brunch. While I was heading somewhere else, the outdoor seating, pre fixe brunch (complete with bloody mary and huevos rancheros) detoured me to Yuca Bar. Lucky enough to score an outside table on a busy morning, we waited, and waited, and waited, and then were delighted to finally … Continue reading NYC, East Village: Yuca Bar
What to do when you’ve made a trip to New York on a Sunday, only to find the restaurant you intended to visit is closed on Sundays (bad, Dirt Candy, bad)? Take a friends advice and go for soba. “It just seems healthy,” he said, and he is right. But really, more vegetables would up that help. A huge selection, though, and I had a … Continue reading NYC, LES: SobaKoh
What to do with a pile of greens that’s interesting, fast and delicious? I had a huge pile of kale and bored with all my old ideas. A little flip through Simply in Season saved the night with their kale with peanut sauce recipe. Organic peanut butter, garlic, red onions, and the result was delicious greens. I rounded out the meal with some quickly boiled … Continue reading Delicious Greens and Faux-Southen food
Why a dinner party? Because the Phillies were playing, and because my CSA was bursting out baskets. Pre-game we all sat down for dinner and wine and cheer, which helped us later, when we lost the game terribley. I love spaghetti squash, and served it with a homemade heirloom tomatoe and roasted garlic sauce that I made in the summer and froze. Yellow and orange … Continue reading Another Local Fall Dinner Party
I finally made it out to Linvilla Orchard last weekend and had a great time enjoying their Fall bounty. I had hoped to pick apples, but I just missed the season. Luckily for me, Linvilla still has thousands of apples to purchase at their market, along with goards galore and a huge crates of varied pumpkins. I was seriously tempted by the selection of Indian … Continue reading Fall at Linvilla Orchards