Blueberry Pie for the 4th of July

Three weekends ago my spouse and I decided to go pick blueberries. Because it is beastly hot here, we got up as early and possible and drove to Moorhead’s Blueberry Farm in Conroe, TX. We each got a medium size bucket and over the course of two hours picked 12 pounds of blueberries. Most of …


Asian Pesto

What do you do when your non-Italian varieties of basil take off like crazy? (This picture is post trimming!) Particularly super fragrant Asian varieties? My front herb bed is out of control with basil. This past weekend we go so much rain that it toppled everything over and into the walkway. I was concerned that …


Summer CSA Week 3

Because 4th of July is this week my CSA box showed up on Tuesday instead of Thursday. It is pretty much a repeat of last week and included:

Slicer tomatoes
Green Beans
New Potatoes
Bell peppers
Jalapeno peppers (hot)
Banana peppers
Sweet Corn

The banana peppers and eggplant will surely get grilled for wraps this week. Honestly you can’t beat grilled eggplant IMHO. …


Beets Revisited

Earlier in the spring I whined about having more beets that I knew what to do with. To use some of them up I made Red Velvet Chocolate Beet Cupcakes, which were a total hit with my co-workers for their moist texture and deep dark chocolate flavor.
Another batch of the beets got pureed and frozen …