Together Tuesday v.13

Henning and I found a local market 2 blocks from the apartment, so we’re trying that out for the next few weeks!

In other news… our pepper plants are growing so fast!

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They’re actually starting to block the basil from getting sunlight…  I’ll follow up with basil status in the next few weeks…

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Together Tuesdays v.8

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.

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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.

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Together Time

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!)…

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…then headed over to try Hardy’s Bavaria (German food!) in Sunnyvale…

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…then caught a double feature at the drive-in movie theatre in San Jose.  :)

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Together Tuesdays

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.

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