Monthly Archives: August 2007

Emerald Beaut Plum Crumble

So, besides the salad already mentioned, here is where many of those green-skinned Emerald Beaut plums ended up. Surprise! They’re yellow inside! Don’t they look nearly like peaches, as yellow as they are? It’s only the lack of any red … Continue reading

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“Death by Chocolate” Cookies Recalled

The FDA tells me that Bella Cucina of Atlanta, Georgia is recalling "Death by Chocolate" cookies because they may contain undeclared walnuts. Wouldn’t it have been faster to just label them "Death by Walnuts" cookies? That was too easy.

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What’s In the Box

This week we have: Red La Soda Potatoes Vine-Ripe Table Tomatoes Todd’s Bartlett Pears (from Dan & Alice Todd of Todd’s Organic Orchards in Potter Valley – it’s near Ukiah – I had to look it up.) Halperin’s Green Cabbage … Continue reading

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NYT Article “Trying to Connect the Dinner Plate to Climate Change”

Just wanted to take a moment to point out this article in the New York Times, which discusses animal rights groups making the most of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s report from last November that found that raising animals … Continue reading

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A Simple Little Summer Dinner

Part of what I love about cooking is attempting to answer the question, "What can I do with these ingredients?" in continually new and different ways. When you eat strongly seasonally, you are almost forced to get better at painting … Continue reading

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Red Leaf and Basil Salad with Emerald Beaut and Moyer Plums and a Fig-Balsamic Vinaigrette

As I have all these Emerald Beaut plums to enjoy, I thought I’d better get on to finding other ways to enjoy them besides out of hand as a snack. So, as a result, here is a green salad with … Continue reading

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What You Missed at the Market

More late summer bounty today. There are still lots of tomatoes and peppers on offer. Michele of K.M.K. brought some green ones this week after I asked after them last week. I’m looking forward to some fried green tomatoes. I … Continue reading

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