Sep 24, 2013

What's in Season? Week 17

Here's week 17 for you as we are entering fall:
  • Kale
  • Peppers
  • Yukon gold potatoes
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Jonathan apples
  • Raw honey
  • Acorn squash
I'm hoping for a few free minutes this weekend to post some other tasty treats...ahhh, the first few weeks of classes =)

Sep 18, 2013

What's in Season? Week 16

Week 16 in the books:
  • Pinto beans
  • Eggs
  • Flat Rock cheese
  • Rainbow carrots
  • Beets
  • Candy onion
  • Green beans
  • Leaf lettuce
  • Roma tomatoes
  • Heirloom tomatoes
  • Concord grapes
  • Cauliflower
  • Cantaloupe
  • Fingerling potatoes
  • Daikon radishes
Ready, set, eat!

Sep 15, 2013

homemade yogurt

I had two big surprises this past week.  First of all, somehow I got sucked in to "volunteering" to be our department website developer.  I can't say I've ever done anything quite like it before, besides blogging, but I suppose I'm probably one of the most technologically competent people in the office.  That may not be saying much, either.  Anyways, I went to a one hour "crash course" in how to make changes to the website.  I came back to my office and asked everyone what needed changed.  Within minutes I had a request come in.  I made the changes, slightly afraid that the entire university system would somehow implode due to me adding a new faculty bio on our website.  But, IT WORKED!  Perhaps I shouldn't have seemed so surprised.

Sep 11, 2013

What's in Season? Week 15

Here's tonight's fare...
Homemade yogurt recipe to come this weekend!!

Sep 9, 2013

rosemary focaccia

In Maine a few weeks ago, I quickly developed a taste for focaccia.  I'd made it before once or twice, but hadn't really put the time and effort into a real focaccia.

So, last week I decided it was time.  It was the long Labor Day weekend and what I imagine will have been one of my last chances to spend the hours that focaccia requires for quite a while now.  Classes are in full swing now and life has gotten nutty.  

Sep 4, 2013

What's in Season? Week 14

Here goes week 14:
  • Feta cheese (as a perfect salad topper)
  • Leek
  • Candy onion
  • Lettuce
  • Dragontongue beans
  • Eggplant (ratatouille)
  • Spaghetti squash (YUM!)
  • Tomatoes (Heirlooms and San Marzano Romas)
  • Basil (use this, the onion and the tomatoes for some boozy sauce for your spaghetti squash)
  • Grapes
  • Watermelon
Stay tuned for a focaccia recipe later this week!