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July 2011

Fun Fact Friday


Another week is over – happy Friday, Noshers! What I would *really* like to know is, who picked the middle of summer to celebrate the food below?

Image via Simply Recipes

Today is National Lasagna Day!

What are your weekend plans? Do they involve lasagna?

Veggie Resolution #11: Squash, Potato and Goat Cheese Gratin

Cooking / Eating In

As I had mentioned yesterday, my favorite vegetable from my CSA thus far has been summer squash – and with the recent heat wave I’ve been getting more squash than I knew what to do with.  I couldn’t let these scrumptious squash go to waste, and when  I saw this recipe for a potato, squash and goat cheese gratin I knew I had to give it a try.

I admit covering veggies with cheese isn’t the *most* healthy option…

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An Ode to My Favorite CSA Veggie

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Ok, so it’s not an ode – more like a statement of fact.  One of my very very favorite veggies from the CSA thus far has been squash (I’m counting zucchini in this category).  The variety of shapes, colors, patterns and flavors is so much fun – I mean, just look at those beauties!  I had so much squash I didn’t know what to do at first, but I got over that soon enough.  Stay tuned for some squash recipes in the upcoming posts – yum!

What’s your favorite vegetable?

Mediterranean: Balaboosta

Eating Out



I had been eager to dine at Mediterranean restaurant Balaboosta for a while now, and an eating buddy was recently able to get our party of four a reservation.  Considering the rezzie had to be made a few weeks out (for a Thursday night, no less), I was looking forward to seeing if the food lived up to its hype.  Would I be pleasantly satisfied, sorely disappointed or fall somewhere in between?

As there were four of us, we decided to order a variety of starters before delving into our entrees.  We first started with a traditional dish – the hummus “mortar and pestle” with tahini, lemon and roasted garlic:

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Fun Fact Friday

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Oh that fine day has come – FRIDAY!  Today in NYC we’re facing a heat wave of 100+ degree weather.  How’s the weather where you are?

Today’s fun fact:

I got the above bell peppers from my CSA, and I am NOT a fan of bell peppers.

Any suggestions for recipes or eating tips that will change my mind?