• Meatless Mondays

    It’s Meatless Monday-Grilled Eggplant and Tomato Sandwich with Olive Mayonnaise

    This week’s recipe is once again one that I hate to even call a ‘recipe’. After picking up the CSA box I thought about how I could use some of the ingredients, and what type of meal would get me in and out of the kitchen in record time. This is what I came up with. A sandwich using both the eggplant and heirloom tomatoes. I also added some carmelized onions I’d made the day before. Apart from grilling the eggplant everything else needs no cooking. I let the slices of eggplant marinade for most of the day in the following- 2 tablespoons of olive oil 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar good…

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    CSA Box-Week 7

    I found lots of goodies in the CSA box last week including- Beets, parsley, cherry tomatoes, red slicer tomatoes, carrots, onions, potatoes, broccoli and Asian eggplant. Parsley, I dried this as soon as I got it home. The flat leaf variety is one of the best for drying and it only takes about an hour or so in my dehydrator. You saw the dish I made using the broccoli. I usually just serve it as a side dish but it’s shown me a whole new way of cooking with it. It’s also a good example of when things get too routine and yes, boring when you’re on a budget, search…

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    It’s Meatless Monday-Velvety Broccoli and Feta Pasta

    Each week in the CSA box there’s a flyer that contains two recipes. Last week I saw this one and thought it was a great way to use the broccoli. I checked out the site the recipe came from and it’s called thekitchn. Definitely worth visiting and browsing as it has lots of wonderful recipes and photos that make you feel hungry. I used this sauce on spaghetti and it turned out perfectly. And what a good way to get children to eat something like broccoli that they usually hate. http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-velvety-broccoli-and-fe-46428

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    Friday Freebies-Free Garage Sale Listing

    Some experts say that you should always place an ad for your garage sale. However, that can eat into your profit, but here’s one site that lets you list it for free. I’ve never used it but if anyone has, or uses it in the future and has any feedback to offer I’d love to hear about it. http://www.yardsalesearch.com/yss_newevent.jsp Have a good weekend.

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    The CSA Box-Week 6

    Week 6 had lots of goodies including carrots, cauliflower, zucchini, hot peppers, tomatoes, dill, basil, chard, leaf lettuce and garlic. One thing I’m learning is there are so many varieties of each vegetable. I also didn’t know vegetables like chard are available in the summer and also the fall. A valubable lesson I’ve learned is that once herbs are cut they don’t last long…or at least they don’t when it’s hot and humid. I tried putting them in the fridge or placing them in water like you would flowers but some don’t survive either method. Now I dry them as soon as I bring them home using my dehydrator…more about this in…

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    It’s Meatless Monday-Herb and Grilled Vegetable Wrap

    One thing I’ve learned to do when it’s hot is cook lots of items in one shot. Not only does it save time but it’s avoids the need to turn on the oven every day. I’ve been oven roasting some of the veggies from the CSA box and decided to turn them into today’s Meatless Monday meal. It’s simple, and once you’ve got the vegetables roasted, it’s a breeze to put together. 1 package of whole wheat tortillas 1 eight ounce package cream cheese Handful of herbs, such as oregano, basil etc or you can use dried Good sprinking of both onion powder and garlic powder Dash of milk Assorted veggies, your choice.…

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    Friday Ramblings

    The CSA box feature will be back next week as we didn’t have a delivery last week because the pick up date fell on a holiday. Also, I’ve had a busy couple of days so the Friday Freebie will be back next week too. So this week I thought I’d show you my mini veggie garden. I bought the container back in the spring and everything I planted in it was started from seed. I have cucumbers, tomatoes, broccoli, green peppers, and some radishes and carrots. I never had time to plant a bigger vegetable garden this year so this is my experiment and I’m learning as I go. If…

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    Summer Savings with Georgine

    Some summer saving ideas from Georgine- Summer is in full swing now that it’s July. It is a time to save on outdoor furniture and patio items, barbecue grills, and home appliances. Look for clearance sales on utensils and any other type of picnic or outdoor tableware and table cloths that can be put aside until next year. Patriotic paper goods can be used for Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day. As far as clothing is concerned you can grab some great deals on apparel that the whole family can wear for a couple of more months. Think back-to-school. Lots of summer fashions can be layered to make…

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    It’s Meatless Monday-Orange-Ginger Tofu and Mushroom Kebabs with Couscous

    When the weather turns warm I make lots of salads but there’s only so much cold food you can eat during the week.before boredom sets in. I have a couple of stand by dishes that don’t heat up the kitchen too much and are simple to make. One ingredient I love for summer eating is couscous. Just five minutes boiling the water or stock, throw in the couscous, wait five minutes more and you have a side dish. For this Meatless Monday recipe I used mushrooms that can be purchased for a dollar or less and stand up well to grilling, and a favorite standby, tofu. If you follow my tip about…