For the next step in our love affair with tea, my co-worker Irene and I decided to order loose-leaf tea mugs so that we could drink it at our desks. Next step is to walk to Davis Cookware in Hillsboro Village to procure some loose-leaf tea from the old tea man.
Early Valentine’s Day dinner
It has the consistency of a squash, but really doesn’t have much of a taste. What is it?! (Oh, if it helps: The little nub on the underside is dark green, like the green of a zucchini.)
UPDATE: According to Avalon Acres’ recipe blog, this is a “patty pan” squash.
The Gourmet White is one of my favorites, and I always substitute the tomatoes for basil.
Ian decided he was going to create Mashed Potato Island for dinner last night, and I have to say it turned out pretty damn tasty. So, the mashed potatoes are the island, the asparagus are the trees, the squash are sea turtles and I’m not sure that we decided what the mushrooms are.
But it was really damn good.
Chili (or bean soup)
Sometimes Ian has to get creative with containers for marinating my portabellas
Oct 13 | a very autumn dinner
Ian and I went to his dad’s house last weekend, and his dad’s wife is an awesome cook. Because I don’t eat meat, she made a variety of stuffed mushrooms. They were SO GOOD.
Or maybe it’s just me?
Ian and I ate dinner at his dad’s house last weekend, and his dad’s wife made some zucchini cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. They were really, really good.
This week’s CSA box
What is this, a spaghetti squash?
Today’s CSA box yielded a ton of tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, potatoes, and a HUGE ASS squash.
Today was the one year anniversary of my vegetarianism. Appropriately, it was also CSA pickup day. We got what is arguably the most colorful box of the season: Various tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, peppers, peaches, potatoes and even some little eggplants.
I’m not a fan of eggplant, as much as I’ve tried, so I brought them into work and a co-worker was happy to give them a good home. They are such a gorgeous vegetable though, and for that reason alone I really wish I liked them.
(See also: One year blogged)