Sweet Corn and Yellow Tomato Gazpacho

This is the time of year that I love best: the air is starting to get crisp but the sun still shines brightly, the corn has all been harvested and covers the farmers market tables, and I can spend an hour looking for the right pumpkin to display by my front door. Summer held on…

Zucchini Boats with Summer Corn and Sweet Peppers

Last week at the farm, the words on everyone’s lips were “zucchini boats.” I had never heard of zucchini boats, and, I suppose not to my surprise, each CSA sharer told me a different way to make them. Some were made Italian-style, with tomato sauce and chopped eggplant, some were made with beef and taco…

Asparagus Scallion Risotto

I’m all about keeping meals simple this spring: last week it was simple grilled haddock with rhubarb tomato salsa, and the week before it was over-easy egg sandwiches with spring greens. Making risotto this week was a time commitment, so it’s best to keep the ingredients simple. Asparagus and scallions, two stars of the spring…

Grilled Haddock with Rhubarb Tomato Salsa

Rhubarb and zucchini are in season! Pleasantly surprised at the Natick Farmers Market yesterday, I bought some of each, and then I sat for 20 minutes trying to think of how to use them both. Rhubarb is usually used in sweet dishes, but it has a nice, naturally tart flavor. I really wanted to spend the…

Sweet Potato and Beet Chips with Honey Garlic Goat Cheese Dip

These chips are fun to make, fun to eat, and fun to serve for a spring break treat or at a party. Because they’re bright orange and red, they’ll stand out on your table and look way more impressive then a bag of potato chips from the store. Impress your guests or let your kids…

Baked Apples with Rolled Oats, Cinnamon and Maple Syrup

We’ve all heard the stories about the sad kid and the neighbor that gave out apples for Halloween, but that’s probably because they weren’t sweet, baked apples with yummy local ingredients #trickortreat A lot of people add honey and brown sugar to baked apples, but we love them with local maple syrup. Of course, we think…

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Homemade Marinara Sauce

It’s Vegetarian Awareness Month, so I thought I’d post my go-to vegetarian recipe: roasted spaghetti squash with homemade marinara sauce. I read a cookbook once that called spaghetti-ed spaghetti squash “squashta,” which I found hilariously accurate. I originally found this recipe through Blue Apron, and I use it whenever I have guests, vegetarian or otherwise….

Summer Squash, Corn, Tomatoes, and Sausage Stir Fry

As summer wraps up, I find myself wanting to use as many summer veggies as I can, while I still can. This stir fry uses summer sweet peppers, corn, tomatoes, zucchini, squash, and basil. This is actually a modified recipe from Plated, a meal delivery kit that my husband and I tried several years ago…

Homemade Tomato Sauce, Freezing Tomatoes, and Freezing Tomato Sauce

Over the summer, I was getting several pounds of tomatoes every week for a couple of  months. I love tomatoes, but there are only so many that my family can eat. I froze two, one-gallon freezer bags full of them, dated the bags, and tucked them into my freezer. Freezing tomatoes is very easy. All you…