Baltimore Buy Local Challenge: Tuesday, July 25

Tuesdays are my CSA day! We’ve had the One Straw Farm CSA for three seasons, and have always been happy to sign up each season. When we first moved to Baltimore, we moved away from our neighbor’s overflowing gardens, and so decided to look into a CSA. After some initial research, we realized that most…

Baltimore Buy Local Guide: Saturday, July 22

Today is the first day of the Maryland Buy Local challenge! All of the summer’s glorious produce is on display and it’s the perfect time to reconnect with local farmers and makers. Here’s some of my Baltimore Saturday favorite farmers and summer recipes!

Garden Update: June – July 2017

I had big plans for the garden this summer that have been tempered a bit so far. But the plants are alive and feeding us. What a happy summer!

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Salad

This is delicious. It’s good hot, cold, and with chips, and holds up well for a packed lunch or a potluck – a real make-ahead winner!

Hello Summer!

Summer has really caught up with me this year! I’ve had many exciting changes in life. I’ve been very busy, and salads have been my mainstay, including this lovely recipe for grilled broccoli salad.

Kimchi Ramen

Ramen noodle soup with kimchi has become one of my dinner staples. The prep work comes together pretty quickly and kimchi packs serious flavor to make this soup hot, sour, spicy, and savory. Plus, adding kimchi is a great way to add more veg to this soup without having to think about prepping too much,…

Spring Radish Kimchi

One of my favorite things about spring is the abundance of radishes. This radish kimchi was my first preparation for our wedding reception!

May Garden Update

Our urban garden has been soaking up the sun and rain and the spring harvest is in full swing with lots of mixed salad greens, herbs, and radishes. Peas, beets, and cilantro are on the horizon!

Tom Kha Gai

Tom Kah Gai, or coconut soup with chicken, is a fantastic array of flavors that are balanced perfectly into a delectable bowl of soup. It is a little salty, sweet, spicy, savory, and sour- a little bit of everything! This version is based on recipes from the She Simmers blog and Thai Food by David Thompson,…

Cultured Vegan Cashew Cheese

Plant-based food can be savory, creamy and cheesy. A brief cashew fermentation develops deep savory flavors that can’t be beaten.