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Chard Tacos

by Sara on July 1, 2011

chard filling with cheese

One of the reasons I joined a CSA is to try new things. And though I’d passed chard in the grocery store many times, and appreciated the colorful stalks, I never really knew what to do with it, so I passed it up. Well, there was a bunch of brightly colored chard in this week’s [...]

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Open-face Radish Sandwich

by Sara on June 27, 2011

radishes with microgreens

This year, I’ve finally joined a Community Sponsored Agriculture (CSA). In the past, I usually started my search for one to join a bit too late, and they’d all be full. This year, on the other hand, I was ultra-prepared. In fact, I was the first person of the year to join my CSA. I’m [...]

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Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes

by Sara on June 26, 2011

chocolate shortcake with strawberries

As a kid, I didn’t like strawberry shortcake. Oh, I loved strawberries. But the shortcake, not so much. You see, I’d only tried strawberry shortcake at my grandma’s house. She would always make her “baking powder biscuits,” which tasted like, well, baking powder. My grandma can make a mean pie, great cookies, and amazing pan-fried [...]

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Memorial Day Recipes

by Sara on May 26, 2011

adorned with berries

After considering a dozen various dessert recipes for my parents’ Memorial Day weekend cookout, it was my three year old niece who inadvertently made the decision for me. When I made my red velvet birthday cake, I sent leftovers throughout the family, so everyone could have some. I’ve never seen K turn down cake before, [...]

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