Impromptu road trip to Half Moon Bay!
Lots of color at Chez Shea…!
This is actually a peek into the future… ! Henning and I preparing for our camping trip in Half Moon Bay this weekend with Joanna and Eddie!
Melting candles to make DIY fire-starting wax wafers! So easy so fun.
Sneak peek into the test burn…!
Happy May everyone! This was the first week we got zucchini in our CSA box.
Zucchini bread it is!
Zucchini grated in a food processor, 2/3 oil use applesauce, 2/3 flour use whole wheat, only use 2/3 sugar.
Tuesday date nights have been unfortunately intermittent the past month or two. This week’s CSA box included kale, carrots, onions and potatoes.
Last week we made a variation of this curry recipe, and this week we used the spice mix as inspiration for a dry curried dish. It was… GREAT.
Saute minced onion and potato shreds in hot oil. Add spice blend (cumin, coriander, turmeric, salt, pepper). Add carrots. When all that is almost done, add kale.
Henning’s finally back, so we can cook again!
Pretty excited about the greens in our CSA box…
Henning making homemade pasta sauce…!
My salad, work in progress…
Homemade salsa that Hen learned from Nick, his roommate in Socal.
Veggie stir fry… mmm… :)
A variation on Together Tuesdays, since Henning is in Pasadena during the week. We used our last Groupon at Jigsaw Java (finished a puzzle we’ve been working on a long time!)…
…then headed over to try Hardy’s Bavaria (German food!) in Sunnyvale…
…then caught a double feature at the drive-in movie theatre in San Jose. :)
Henning and I had some fun grocery shopping and making an mmm-good soup with all our extra zucchini and veggies!
I believe this is the recipe we used as the base for our Zucchini & Tomato soup. (We also pureed 2/3 of the soup at the end to thicken it up.) :)
Hen and I typically set aside Tuesday evenings from our busy weeks to pick up our CSA produce box and to prepare food for the week together.
This week we were also celebrating the return (Season 2) of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution TV series! If you are not familiar with the Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, here is Season 1 Episode 1 (of 6 episodes). This show means a lot to me, and I’m very glad that Henning values it as well.
In this scene from Tuesday, Jamie is showing a group of parents how much sugar is consumed by LAUSD (Los Angeles Unified School District) students via school meals each week. He is—as we all should be—seeking change.
Aside from cutting some fruit, steaming some veggies, cooking some pasta, and making some salads… Hen and I also made sweet potato fries (baked in the oven)! Burned quite a few, but lessons learned for next time. :)
For anyone interested in Community Supported Agriculture, it is an easy and convenient way to get locally and organically grown fruits and vegetables. LocalHarvest.org is a wonderful resource for finding farms in your area that drop off weekly boxes at either a central location or even YOUR HOUSE!
CSA’s are also great because they provide you with new produce that expands your recipe collection/cooking knowledge. :) AND you actually know where your food is coming from! I’m really hoping we as a society can latch back onto that concept.
Tuesdays are CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) produce box days, and artichokes have been a recent inclusion! Last week, Henning and I prepared artichokes by ourselves for the first time!