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CSA Spectacular: February 2017

Achievement: #11. Monthly CSA Posts

February’s batch of recipes highlight winter veggies, from beets and sweet potatoes to parsnips. Check it out! Continue reading

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CSA Spectacular: January 2017

Achievement: #11. Monthly CSA Posts

Of all the things we love about having a CSA, the coolest aspect is how it challenges you to cook new things all the time. On the third Friday of every month, we’ll be recapping what came in the CSA that month and our favorite recipe results. Enjoy the January edition! Continue reading

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CSA Spectacular: The February and March Summation

Achievement: #11. CSA - Weekly Posts

After a too-long hiatus, we return with some farm-to-table recipes we tried out with the help of our CSA from Penn’s Corner. Take a look! Continue reading

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The Great Chili Cook-Off: Round One

Achievement: #22. Five Chili Cooking Face-Off

Today, we present the first installment in a five-part challenge: We’ll be cooking five different chili recipes from five reputable sources, and then rating and ranking them for your benefit, with the help of a special expert guest judge! Continue reading

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CSA Spectacular: The January Report

Achievement: #11. CSA - Weekly Posts

We roar back with a mega-edition of choice homecooking recipes, inspired by the offerings of the Penn’s Corner CSA. Check ’em out! Continue reading

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CSA Spectacular: The Recipes Return

Achievement: #11. CSA - Weekly Posts

Over the years, our CSA has given us a fair quantity of unusual foods that we’ve never seen before. This year, our goal is to cook every single thing that we receive in the box. Each time we receive our share, we’ll be documenting the recipes we’ve used in our quest. This time, our new-to-us ingredient was tatsoi — so we’ve got a recipe for that, and a whole bunch more. Check it out! Continue reading

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A Locally Sourced Italian Dinner With Donatelli’s

Achievement: #61. Prepare Meals Sourced from 5 Local Ethnic Stores

Throughout the year, we’ll be doing more local shopping at various ethnic stores, and then making meals from what we gather. First up, we’re starting in the comfort zone with Italian cooking. We shopped at Donatelli’s in Bloomfield; check out what we made! Continue reading

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Around The (Cocktail) World In 31 Days: Leg Third & Final

Achievement: #44. 31 Cocktails in 31 Days

At last, we complete the circle and share the final stretch of our May home cocktail challenge. Each day in May, we crafted a classic or original cocktail at home; here’s the third and final round of results! Continue reading

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Around the (Cocktail) World in 31 Days: Leg Two

Achievement: #44. 31 Cocktails in 31 Days

A bit belatedly, we return to chronicle our home cocktail challenge. In the month of May, we brought the bar home and made a new cocktail each day. Here’s the second round of results! Continue reading

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Around The (Cocktail) World In 31 Days: Leg One

Achievement: #44. 31 Cocktails in 31 Days

As returning readers know, we’re a liiiiiittle bit fanatical about finding well-crafted cocktails. So, for the month of May, we decided to bring the bar home and make a new cocktail each day. How did it go? Check out the first round of results! Continue reading

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