Tofu Tacos with Citrus Slaw and Chipotle Sour Cream

It’s spring in Minnesota! And we do appreciate our springs. This year spring is especially joyful for me because I’m finishing my Master’s degree in May. The end is so so close! I have a long list of things I plan to do with all the time I’ll not be spending doing homework. One of [...]

Glazed Orange Scones

I’m going to keep this post short because I’m watching a sleeping baby this afternoon and she could wake up at any moment. I’ve been wanting to share this orange scone recipe for a long time. I’ve been making it for years, and I continue to love it and crave it. In fact, I whipped [...]

Pomegranate Lime Slushie

Last month, Sara and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary by taking a class together at the Kitchen Window. The class was called “Happy Hour Ice Creams and Sorbets”, and we did very well by that theme with vanilla stout ice cream, cherry merlot ice cream, chocolate whiskey ice cream, and peach champagne granitas. Our [...]

Arugula, Feta, & Couscous Salad

A friend of mine graduated a couple weeks ago and threw a potluck to celebrate. I brought this salad and was glad I had some extra to keep just for myself. It’ll work with whatever green vegetables are around — I’m going to make it again tonight with sugar snap peas. Arugula, Feta, & Couscous [...]

Roasted Parsnip Spread

We are well over a month into the first year of the CSA, and let it be known that, so far, I’m winning. Yes, vegetable eating has become a competitive sport around here. It’s more me vs. the crisper drawers than me vs. Sara (she’s more of a hapless bystander). So far, I’ve eaten my [...]

CSA Week 2: Green Curry

One of my very best friends just moved back to Minnesota from California. And, since I haven’t started Summer classes, I actually had a little time to spend with him, so I invited him over for dinner and whipped up some green curry. Our beer pairing was Bell’s Oberon Ale, and we followed the whole [...]

CSA Week 1: Kale and Sunchoke Frittata

One great thing about our CSA is that they send a newsletter every week that includes recipes. Being new at this, I appreciate having something to help me start thinking about how to use everything (not that I ever stop thinking about food. To diverge, here’s a typical Megan/Sara conversation: M-”why do you have that [...]

CSA Week 1: Lemony Lentil Salad With Spring Vegetables

Our first CSA box came from Harmony Valley last week, and it was everything I dreamed of. It was all I could do to not sprint the 3 blocks to our pickup location (I definitely would have had Sara not been walking with me). Upon returning home with our bounty, I immediately put some asparagus [...]

Weekly Food: Black Bean Chilaquiles and White Bean & Swiss Chard Soup

Last week was all about beans. I usually try to think of two very different dishes each week so that we have some variety for our taste buds. Sometimes this works better than others. Sometimes (like last week), I manage to get very different flavors with similar ingredients. I probably wouldn’t do a bean-bean pairing [...]

Pan-fried, balsamic-glazed gnocchi and an introduction

It seems appropriate that my first post here should include an introduction. I’ll keep it short though and get to the food. For now, suffice it to say that when your wife is a webmaster, offhandedly saying things like “you know, I’ve been thinking about starting a blog,” mean that your Valentine’s day gift may [...]