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Shell Pasta with Garlic Scape Pesto, Bacon, and Black Eyed Peas

I think the garlic scapes are finally gone, we didn’t get any last week and the few precious ones still in the fridge on their way out. We’ve found some pretty unusual and delicious things to do with these vegetables (are they considered vegetables?), but seems like the typical go-to recipe for them is garlic...

Chocolate Malt Cupcakes

Cupcakes, take 2. These were the unfortunate cupcakes that failed so miserably last weekend. Luckily, the flavor itself was not at fault; but rather the recipe I chose for the frosting. Cooked buttercream and I obviously do not get along. Hey, I tried. Another thing that does not get along is buttercream and heat. No...

Chicken, Grated Beets, and Beet Greens with Orange Butter

I didn’t like tomatoes until I had really good, fresh, ripe heirloom tomatoes. I didn’t like salami until I tried the good stuff. And you know what, I didn’t like beets, either. But this was delicious. I think I still like the beet greens better than the actual beets. You really have to make an...

Garlic Scape Beef Satay

For the past few weeks we’ve almost had more garlic scapes than we can use. Almost. With each weekly handful, we’ve continued to find new and unusual ways to make the most of them while they’re still around. Like this recipe, that actually uses the tough (often inedible) portions of the scape as a skewer....

Beet Green and Goat Cheese Crostini

More greens. More goat cheese. Another bruschetta. There are obviously some common themes in our posts recently, mostly due to our csa. I have a feeling there are going to be a lot of pizzas, bruschettas, and pastas this summer; each serves as a blank ‘canvas’ of sorts for the ingredients of the moment. This...

Pizza Bianca with Goat Cheese and Greens

My favorite pizza. Ever. The unique combination of ingredients make this sauce-less pizza one to remember. It was one of the first things we made as soon as the swiss chard started to show up in our CSA. I know Taylor would much rather have manly pizzas with meat and red-sauce, but this pizza is...