Peaches & Cream Smoothie

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This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  It’s sad to think that summer is gone. It’s my favorite season–I love the heat, the sunshine, any excuse to hang out outside. Apparently we’re in for a toasty fall as well, but it won’t be quite the same. So I’m keeping summer alive while I can. I’ve […]

What’s in the Box? August 31 Edition

I know it’s September but I’m still in denial that fall is actually happening. The temperatures have been in the upper 80s and low 90s lately, which is making it easy to ignore the fact (for now) that Starbucks is now selling pumpkin spice lattes and all the stores have their Halloween decor out. And […]

No Ice Cream Maker Peach Frozen Yogurt

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  As someone who does not own an ice cream maker, I always assumed homemade ice cream was out of reach unless I wanted to recreate the manual method of mashing cream and sugar together in a zip-top bag stuffed inside another bag filled with ice and rock […]

What’s in the Box? August 17 Edition

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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 […]

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 […]