Farmer’s Market Eggplant Dinner

It was an eat-out type of week.  Over the weekend we traveled to Ashland, Oregon to watch my friend Jamie run the Pine to Palm 100.  Watching someone else run an ultra marathon can be really tiring ( I hope you guys are getting my irony, here).  I wonder what it would feel like to actually run one!? The busy weekend was just a precursor to the busy week. The chill in the air was a constant reminder that it was time to compost, turn, and plant... Read More

My Growing Garden

After we moved to our new apartment, I was so excited to start utilizing the large yard space for my first ever vegetable garden. Last year we lived in a one bedroom apartment with a balcony that could barely fit my chive and basil plants.  Each week we spent upwards of 60 dollars at the farmers market getting farm fresh fruits and vegetables.  I loved supporting our local farmers and eating food that was sustainably produced, however, the cost... Read More

My Affair With the Farmer’s Market

#gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ I have a confession.  I’m in love with the farmer’s... Read More

Inspired Kitchen

After my amazing dinner at Le Pigeon on a Friday night, I spent a very inspired Saturday evening in my own kitchen.  For the first course I made seared scallops served on a bed of elephant garlic scapes, bacon, shallots, and a splash of fresh squeezed grapefruit juice. The scallops were pretty rich so the following two courses were lighter, but still just as delicious. For the next course, I was inspired by the  stuffed tomatoes recipe in Heidi... Read More