Apple Picking 2010: Now, With Less Stress!

Every year, the kids and I (and often our friends) head to local farms for pick-you-own fun. This past weekend, that meant apple picking. The apple picking season generally starts in September and goes through early November here in Connecticut, so we are more than half-way through the season (and late by our standards). Fortunately,…

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Cooking with Kids: Heirloom Tomato Sauce

Every fall, I make a big batch of Roasted Tomato Sauce (and, last year, tomato paste) and can it for wintertime. Opening up a jar of it in the dead of winter is glorious. It’s like bottling summertime. But this year I just haven’t gotten to it and really am not sure if I will….

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Heirloom Tomato and Nectarine Salad

At a family party this weekend, my cousin made a beautiful salad of heirloom tomatoes, red onions, herbs, nectarines and a light vinaigrette from a local farm. It was brilliant. The sweetness of the nectarines are a lovely contrast to the onions and tomatoes. And the vinaigrette really brought it all together. It was absolutely…

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CSA Day: Apples!

I love when apple season rolls around. From apple picking to homemade apple goodies, it’s a lovely time of year. The cool temperatures are pretty awesome too. This week’s basket was filled with quite a few of these beauties. If you can stop yourself from eating all the apples from your basket this week, here…

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CSA Day: Tomatoes, Tomatoes, Tomatoes

Today, we celebrated my husband’s birthday (Happy birthday, honey!). The day started with a homemade breakfast of cheese omelets, homemade hashbrowns and chicken sausage. Then there was Will’s 5-year-old well-visit to the doctor followed by lunch (sandwiches from our fav deli), work and a special dinner with family. It was a whirlwind. So, I am…

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