Category: In The Kitchen

Coconut Curry

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As much as I can, I try to use what’s coming out of the garden to make dinner.  This often includes kale, which is incredibly happy growing here in Brooklyn. Sometimes it seems daunting to try to use up the veggies I’ve been getting in novel ways, instead of defaulting to something familiar.  (By the […]

Buttermilk Apple Cake

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My mother used to make this cake for breakfast sometimes.  My mom, bless her heart, would insist that we have breakfast every morning. Sometimes, it would be a very healthy bowl of oatmeal or cream of wheat.  She did an incredible job switching it up and getting us fed before going to work herself.  Sometimes, […]

It worked! Celebrate with Cake.

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The last time we checked in, Frank was sifting dirt through a sieve, in the hopes of making the garden root-vegetable-friendly. Guess what?  It worked.  Here are some carrots we pulled out of the garden this week: Pretty, right?  The carrots we pulled out last year, before the soil was sifted, were sad and stubby […]

Apple Crisp

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Here’s a little sweetness to start your new year off right.  It’s easy, healthy, tastes like it’s not, and it comes together in less than 30 minutes. APPLE CRISP For the apple layer: 3 apples, sliced in 1/4-inch slices 2 T lemon juice 1 T cornstarch 2 t cinnamon 1/8 t nutmeg 1/8 t cloves […]

Holiday Spirits – Glühwein

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This recipe was inspired by a delicious spiced wine our brother-in-law Rob made last winter. It’s called Glühwein (which roughly translates to “glow-wine”) and believe me–this stuff will definitely make you glow.  It’s like fireside in a glass, and it makes the house smell great. And while it’s just basically wine, fruit, and spices, there’s […]

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Holiday Spirits

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With the temperature dropping and the holidays around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about winter beverages.  The pumpkin-flavored days of October and November are gone, and now that we’re in December, it’s time to break out the wassailing spices—cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. As it turns out, Frank has been working on a […]

What’s Growing Now: Collards

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Collards are such big, beautiful plants, and they’re growing like crazy in the garden right now. A member of the cruciferous family, collards are a great source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and calcium.  Collards are thought to aid in digestion and help to lower cholesterol, and they’re also delicious. Here’s an easy recipe for […]

Strawberry, Balsamic & Black Pepper Jam

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Well, strawberries are definitely in season right now, and they are growing in abundance … although not necessarily at our house. Here is one of our little strawberry plants, which is set up out front: Not bad for its first year, but I don’t think we’ll be seeing any strawberries from our efforts anytime soon. […]

What’s Growing Now: Beets, Turnips, and Kohlrabi

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After a slow start caused by some wonky weather, the garden is really starting to produce now. One of the first major hauls of the summer has been the root vegetables.  Check this out: This is a whole basket full of very ugly — but very delicious — vegetables.  We’ve got some beets in there, […]