What’s in the Box? August 17 Edition

delivery corn black bean tomato salad

Last week’s delivery contained the first hint of fall–apples! While I’m not quite ready to give up my peaches and sweet corn, it was a nice surprise to find a couple of crisp Ginger Gold apples in the box. My father-in-law came to visit this weekend and a friend had a housewarming party, so we ate out […]

How to Make a Good Smoothie + A Recipe for a Chocolate-Peanut Butter Smoothie

how to make a really good smoothie

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  The summer that Paul first moved to Cincinnati, we started making lots of smoothies. I don’t know why, but it became a nightly ritual from July through September. I started buying up the discounted brown bananas every time I went to the grocery store and keeping a stash […]

What’s in the Box? August 10 Edition

Cooking with a CSA - What's in the box?

It’s always interesting to observe how the CSA produce delivery changes throughout the summer. At the start of the season, the box is saturated with berries, green onions, and more spinach and leafy greens than I know what to do with! But in late July and early August, the peaches, tomatoes and corn start to […]

Spicy Eggplant Pasta Bake

spicy eggplant pasta bake

This year, I planted eggplant in our container garden for the first time. We usually have several large pots on the patio–one for herbs, one for tomatoes and one that in previous years has been occupied by bell pepper plants. However, after really pathetic pepper yields for the past two years (not even one last […]

What’s in the Box? August 3 Edition

This past week has been full of highs and lows. Among the highs: I visited some good friends from high school over the weekend, we celebrated my husband’s birthday and I scored some awesome deals during Ohio’s tax-free holiday. The lows? There were two: My Jawbone UP24 finally bit the dust. I’d thought it was […]

Hummus Zoodles

Hummus Zoodles

I’ve hinted at this recipe for the past few weeks with my “What’s in the Box?” series, but it’s time to share it officially. With the bounty of zucchini and summer squash arriving in my delivery each week, hummus zoodles have become my go-to summer lunch. I love them because they requires no cooking–only spiralizing, chopping and scooping–and uses […]

What’s in the Box? July 27 Edition

Cooking with a CSA - What's in the box?

We ate out a bit more than usual this week, so instead of making lots of different meals I found myself using more of a “cram as much as you can” strategy for packing the produce into our meals. This has meant salads for both of us, some experimentation with peaches and freezing of ingredients […]

Single-Serve Coffee Yogurt Cup

Coffee Yogurt Cup

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  Both Paul and I eat Greek yogurt at least once a day, so it’s a constant in our fridge and on the shopping list. Those little individual cups are so convenient! Paul’s favorite is the blueberry Chobani, while I’m partial to strawberry-banana and the Fage cups with […]

Video: How to Make Zoodles with or without a Spiralizer

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  Shortly after I shared my latest zucchini recipe, my sister asked me about my Vegetti spiralizer. This thing is one of the cheapest spiralizers on the market but it’s simple, doesn’t take up a lot of space, and will allow you to crank out zucchini and squash […]