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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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Cream of Roasted Root Vegetable Soup

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Cream of Root Vegetable Soup

This week we went from a beautiful 80° day on Sunday to chilly, windy fall weather on Monday. And fall weather totally calls for soup. I’ve been hoarding the root vegetables that have been in my baskets the last couple of week and decided this was the time for a soup creation to go along with the weather.
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Whitney D – Pizza and a Movie

Friday, September 13th, 2013

When Joann suggested the idea of a collaborative Pizza & a Movie post, I got really excited. We eat pizza on a pretty regular basis, and getting the family together to watch a movie is one of the best ways to get the busy teenager in my house to actually interact with the rest of us. I chose Forrest Gump because it seems like the adults in the house quote it all the time, and the teen in the house has never seen it.

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