Weekly Dinner Menu: 9/26/10 and a Giveaway!

apple tartlets

One of the things we strive for when planning our menus is making everything fit together into one nice, neat little package. We look to use ingredients in different ways throughout the week so that we’re benefiting from the ability of do-aheads and being able to buy in bulk. We also benefit from a well-stocked […]

Thai Red Curry Shrimp

2 tablespoons chili oil 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium yellow onion, diced 2 cups patty pan squash, whole or quartered depending on size 2 cups green Thai eggplant, quartered 3 tablespoons red curry paste 2 tablespoons fish sauce ¼ cup lemongrass, diced 2 tablespoons ginger, minced 1-2 Thai chilies, diced (seeded or not depending […]

Saying Goodbye to Summer: Thai Red Curry Shrimp

red thai curry shrimp 2

Fall came in this week with a burst of cool wind, bringing out our sweaters and socks, sandals packed reluctantly away as we prepare to move into the next season. Still, though, there are tomatoes and summer squash at the farmers market, hopefully for a few more weeks, sitting in wooden crates and baskets right […]

Weekly Dinner Menu: 9/20/10

final days of summer square

One of the things we strive for when planning our menus is making everything fit together into one nice, neat little package. We look to use ingredients in different ways throughout the week so that we’re benefiting from the ability of do-aheads and being able to buy in bulk. We also benefit from a well-stocked […]

Starting a Sourdough Starter: The Basics

lene all grown up

I’ve wanted to start making more bread for some time now. I dream of large, luxurious loaves baking on a daily basis, making the house smell like a bakery. But I don’t. I even have Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, but my fridge, you see, is teeny tiny when you’re trying to feed […]

Sourdough Starter

1/4 cup water at room temperature (x4) 3/8 cup whole wheat flour (x4) In a pint-sized glass jar or mug mix the water and flour. Note: 3.8 cup flour is a 1/4 cup plus half a 1/4 cup, and you can eyeball it. Scrape down the sides of the jar, cover loosely with a towel […]

Weekly Dinner Menu for 9/14/10 and the Last Days of Summer Giveaway

iced tea crop

One of the things we strive for when planning our menus is making everything fit together into one nice, neat little package. We look to use ingredients in different ways throughout the week so that we’re benefiting from the ability of do-aheads and being able to buy in bulk. We also benefit from a well-stocked […]