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Goat Cheese and Prosciutto Wrapped Figs (and a GIVEAWAY!)

I’ve decided that I really need friends with fruit trees. The kind of friends that have so much delicious, ripe fruit bursting from their trees that to them, I am doing them a huge favor by taking some. Lucky for me, I found a friend in the California Fig Advisory Board. They have lots of...

Jar Explosion

For two people who don’t eat a lot of jam, we sure have a lot of jam. And salsa. And pickles. And tomatoes. Yep, I can confidently say we went a little bit overboard with this whole canning thing. I’m not going to post all of these recipes, because, frankly, I know many of you...

Zucchini Salad with Lemon, Almonds, and Parmesan

Summer squash overload? Yep, we know the feeling. Seems like everyone gets a little tired of the stuff by this time of year, and yet it keeps on coming. Our CSA squash has been dwindling, we went from “take as many as you possibly can” to just 2 in our share this week, and I...

Beet and Goat Cheese Ravioli

With Taylor’s obsession with beets and my obsession with goat cheese, this seemed like the perfect recipe. And I still believe that beets and goat cheese go together like tomato and basil. Creamy and earthy, sweet and tangy. However, I think this particular recipe fell a little short. As much as I loved the herb...

Fresh Blackberry Lemonade

You may wonder what became of those 3 lbs of blackberries that we picked along with those tasty peaches (I did mention we picked blackberries, didn’t I? The pick-your-own farm we went to had giant patches of them. Despite the berries being on their last legs, and once you got past the insanely huge and...

Vanilla Bean Peach Pie

Peach week continues. Our, should I say, peach weekend. All this peachy goodness, the gazpacho, this pie, two batches of peach jam, and one batch of peach salsa – it all happened in two days. We managed to cram a summers’ worth of peach season into one, (literally) jam packed weekend. Because when you pick...

Peach Gazpacho

This soup is the pits. To clarify, the soup itself is a cool and refreshing summertime concoction, probably more smoothie than soup. And quite delicious. But tastiness is easily ruined by a stray peach pit. Maybe I was distracted by the 12 other things I was trying to do at the same time, but somehow...

Caprese Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

Tomato season is in full swing. And we are enjoying it’s juicy goodness to the best of our abilities. There’s nothing better than a ripe heirloom tomato on a piece of crusty bread smothered in goat cheese (one of our all-time favorite summer meals), or a refreshing tomato bruschetta on a hot day. But probably...

Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Sandwiches

I really hope I haven’t alienated a lot of our readers by the excess of beet posts this summer. But I have to say, if you’re the kind of person who typically doesn’t like beets, this may be the recipe to try. And if not, well, you’re in luck, as I’ve only got one more...

Down on the Farm (Blue Cheese and Red Potato Tart)

I think I’ve made it pretty obvious I’m a proponent of eating local whenever and wherever possible. But just how often to you get to eat something, and say, I saw the farmer dig up these potatoes yesterday? While we went to the farm to pick a few blueberries (the berries are too time intensive...