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Brie and Garlic Scape Pizza

I’m always on a quest for the best pizza crust recipe. Both Taylor and I love the thin and crispy kind, so at least we are in agreement of what the “best” will be. This pizza crust, adapted from Peter Reinhart’s The Bread Baker’s Apprentice, (a book I should probably own), is the best we’ve...

Weekend Update

Thought you would all want a little garden update, considering the last time I posted these pots were still empty and the itty bitty seedlings were still in the shower. My how they grow up so quickly! I’d also like to thank our neighbor for his lovely (and gigantic) palm tree. Gives our space a...

Steak with Cucumber and Radish Salsa

This recipe is summer, through and through. Forget that it’s still technically spring (in my eyes, the second it jumps above 80 degrees it is summer, no question), this meal is as refreshing as it is easy to prepare. Everything about this dish is refreshing: the cilantro, the cool cucumber, the bright spice of the...

Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

More ice cream. I just can’t stop. Seriously. I’m going to have to take a break soon, at the very least to use up the hoards of egg whites sitting in the freezer. At this point I’ve moved on to snack size ziplocks to store them in because I’ve filled up all the small containers...

Beet Green and Garlic Scape Bruschetta

We picked up our first CSA yesterday. To say we were excited would be an understatement… you’d be better off describing us as giddy. Over produce. Local. Organic. Biodynamic. Incredible. Produce. We’ve never done a CSA before, for various reasons. Moving. Out of town for too many weeks in the summer. Moving again. Farmers’ market...