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They call it a “challenge” for a reason

So I’m equally disappointed and pleased with myself this evening. Disappointed for being tempted to violate my Journey to 30 goals and the newly-assumed objective of eating less processed food this month. It’s day 3 of the October Unprocessed Challenge and the first work day of said challenge. Both the hubs and I had sub-optimal … Continue reading

Food Preservation

It is a gorgeous time of year for produce. Markets and stores are starting to (or at least should be starting to) overflow with fresh, local goods. Cam and I not only have a double share in a local CSA, we also shop our local farmers market and food co-op, which is where we scored … Continue reading

My first foray into fermentation a.k.a. “The Great Cabbage Caper”

A few months after I started living in a small Russian city as an impressionable university student on study abroad, it was getting late in the year and the crunchy cucumbers and luscious tomatoes of late summer had disappeared. All that seemed to be left for the eating were mushrooms, apples and potatoes. I was … Continue reading

More Kohlrabi than you can shake a stick at!

We are approaching the time of the summer when veggies are not only in abundance, they are great in size. Everyone knows what to do with a tomato or cucumber, but if you are among the more adventurous sort and want to expand your vege-toire, you may visit your local farmers’ market, belong to a … Continue reading

Not yer average chocolate cake…

I was going to post another delicious use for kohlrabi but it seems that will have to wait for another day. I posted a picture of the latest little concoction I’ve been developing on Facebook and it got one heck of a response so I’m going to post it here so everyone can try it … Continue reading

Summer holiday salad and a cocktail to boot

It’s a long holiday weekend. The weather is hot. Things are quiet around town. Who wants to cook? Not this chica. Actually, I kind of do want to cook almost all the time. I made some banana bread this morning before things got too hot. But now that we’ve done some swimming and pool-lounging, we … Continue reading

It’s CSA day!

I cannot help but look forward to Wednesdays now that we are in full seasonal swing with our CSA. As I mentioned in my first CSA-themed post, shares are kind of fun because it’s a surprise to find out what you might get from week to week. Last week we received a big bunch of … Continue reading

What’s in a CSA? Just FAQs, ma’am.

This is the first post in what will be a regular feature in Lishy’s Kitchen on adventures in CSA cooking. This first post explains what a CSA is, how they function and what they’re all about. For the longest time I had no idea what a CSA was…I am not sure what it sounded like … Continue reading