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Vegetable Tikka Masala

Friday, May 9th, 2014

One of the things that happens the night before Basket Day is using up the remnants of whatever is left in the veggie drawer in the fridge. One of the easiest things to do (and currently one of our favorites) is to go Indian – with a veggie tikka masala.
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Caribbean Hot Sauce

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Have I ever mentioned that we go through our veggies way faster than our fruit? We do. We’re just a savory, veggie type of family. So anything that I can do to use up the fruit in more savory ways is always welcome.

And hot sauce. Hot sauce is always welcome too. Which brings me to this recipe. While perusing Caribbean flavors it occurred to me that I could probably create a hot sauce with the fruit I have on hand. That’s how this recipe came about.
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Preserved Lemons

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Preserved lemons is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while. It’s a staple in Moroccan cuisine, and, really, it just appeals to me. I’ve added some ideas for how to use them once you’ve made them at the end of this post.
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Lemony Marinated Pork Tenderloin

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

I’m still working my way through lemons. Everything has to happen in the morning around here, because the afternoon is reserved for family and school.

Which means – hello, I NEED a plan. Bobby Flay to the rescue. Well, kinda. It’s really rare that I follow anyone’s recipe exactly. Even my own (after the first time I write it down). Anyway… Bobby. The King of the Grill has inspired me with a marinade. I’m not grilling (I could, I suppose, although it’s supposed to rain this afternoon). Instead, I’m marinating a beautiful pork tenderloin, which I will throw in the oven around the time we start math (along with some lemony rosemary roasted potatoes). It should be done just in time for dinner.
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Crema de Limone, Limoncello, Bacio del Limone, & Maccheroni all’Agro

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Recently we had the opportunity to contribute for a case of lemons. This made me very happy. My only issue (often) is we’re in the last half of the last semester of my son’s senior year of high school – and we are  BUSY! (Really – we e-school, so life is a little extra crazy). I put the word out, and ended up splitting a case with my friend Evonne. Thankful for awesome friends – really wish I had time to use them all.
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Victoria R.’s Story

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

My husband and I relocated from Chicago where we had a beautiful organic garden in our backyard to Fort Worth, TX this summer. To say I am having to relearn growing my own foods is an understatement. And veggies I grew in Chicago without a second thought are not an option here…
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Chicken Stew with Salsa Verde

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

As we’re coming out of the produce wasteland that’s been happening during Bountiful Basket’s annual break, I had to take stock of what was actually in my refrigerator and come up with something for dinner. I managed to find some tomatillos (from the Mexican pack that was offered the last distribution before Christmas), and a lonely jalapeno. (more…)

Thanksgiving, Again

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

 

Bountiful Baskets is so much more than a way to get great food on the cheap. It has really become an integral part of my life, and I’m made so many close friends from my association with it. I’m really thankful for how it has changed my life for the better, and I’m extremely thankful for the friends who have become a part of my family.
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Chicken Enchilasagna Casserole

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

One of the things that participating in Bountiful Baskets has done has helped to expand my food horizons. A couple of years after I started participating in Bountiful Baskets, our local Farm Education Foundation started to host a Food Swap (disclaimer: I’m on the board, and the food swap is “my” project). Our swap is just starting it’s third year, and I’m always amazed at what I end up coming home with. This time around I ended up swapping some Apple Cranberry Preserves for some home made enchilada sauce, which I transformed into this creation!
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Apple Cranberry Preserves

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

You know, I never was really a fan of cranberries until Bountiful Baskets. But then they started showing up in baskets and hostess packs, and I figured I really ought to start trying to find a way to make them more palatable. A couple of years ago I came across a recipe for a Pear and Cranberry Conserve, which was super tasty. It also came with a recipe to make a pretty amazing salad dressing. Anyway, I make it around the holidays, but this year I decided to switch it up and use apples instead of pears (confession: no pears in the house, but plenty of apples). Without further ado – here’s the recipe!
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