Fig and Pig Grilled Cheese

Fig and Pig Grilled Cheese

This delicious, fancied-up, grilled cheese sandwich is inspired from one I had on a recent vacation. Figs and prosciutto are a classic pairing, a harmonious marriage of sweetness and saltiness. Add to that the creamy, buttery, slightly nutty flavor of the manchego cheese and the delicate pepper taste of the baby arugula, and you have … Continue reading

Roasted Sweet Potato Risotto

Roasted Sweet Potato Risotto

Risotto is an old favorite of mine, and it’s a flexible dish that’s so easy to dress up with any flavors you like. In this risotto, I used a roasted sweet potato that is mashed into a puree for a smooth consistency. In addition to the sweet potato, the Madeira wine imparts a sweetness to … Continue reading

Quinoa Salad with Squash, Corn, and Tomatoes

Quinoa Salad with Squash, Corn, and Tomatoes

I’ve been getting a lot of tomatoes and corn from my CSA over the past few weeks. This recipe is a great way to use some of these plentiful ingredients. Even better, it’s both delicious and healthy—full of sweet flavor from the vegetables and cilantro with a crunchy texture from the corn and quinoa.

Lighter Corn and Potato Chowder

Lighter Corn and Potato Chowder

I love soup and have it pretty frequently. I’ve been waiting to get corn in my CSA bag so that I could make this corn and potato chowder. This recipe uses whole milk instead of heavy cream or half-and-half as is commonly found in chowders, so it’s a lighter version. This soup has a warm, … Continue reading

Sweet Corn and Herb Hush-Puppies

Sweet Corn and Herb Hush-Puppies

So my sister-in-law recently made a public request for hush-puppies on her blog, and I just couldn’t resist. I don’t usually make a lot of fried foods, but I love Southern food and figured I’d just take one for the team—you know, to help her out. (What can I say? I’m a giver.) Of course, … Continue reading

Spaghetti and Cabbage Carbonara

Spaghetti and Cabbage Carbonara

I’ve been getting cabbage in my CSA goody bag for the last few weeks, so I’ve been trying to think of new ways to use it. Sure, there’s always coleslaw, like the variation I made with Grilled Shrimp Tacos and Tangy Slaw. I decided on making a spaghetti carbonara, which is a dish I love, … Continue reading

Pesto Kohlrabi and Turnip Gratin

Pesto Kohlrabi and Turnip Gratin

I admit that kohlrabi (also known as a German turnip) is a strange looking vegetable indeed! If you come across any and have no idea what to do with it, this gratin recipe is worth a try. I could have easily called this side dish “CSA Gratin” since so many of the ingredients came from … Continue reading