Summer Quinoa Saute

Quinoa is a protein-packed, easy to make grain with a rich nutty flavor.  Here’s a quick saute that pairs quinoa with a couple items playing starring roles in my CSA box this season: summer squash, tomato, and bell pepper. In this one dish meal I spice things up with jalapeno and preserved lime.   Feel free…

Yellow Cake with Fresh Raspberry Buttercream

I made this cake for a friend’s birthday – pink is her new favorite color, and raspberries are in season. So, I created Fresh Raspberry Buttercream for the event.  The vivid pink color is due entirely to the dark red beautiful raspberries I used in the the buttercream.  The technique is the same as for…

Carrots with Green Coriander

The humble carrot – sweet, aromatic, and crunchy – is a kitchen workhorse.  In the past couple of years my fondness for carrots has grown because of the amazing flavor in the freshly harvested beauties from my Fully Belly Farm CSA box. My simple recipe using carrots also uses another member of the carrot family…

Corn, Chard, and Summer Squash with Rice

I’ve made this one dish meal a couple times this summer.  It was motivated by my CSA box, and the fact that I needed a tasty dinner in a hurry.  My family liked the combination of sweet corn, savory chard, and spicy chipotle.  Avocado and lime make a great topping for this particular combination of…