CSA Adventures — Let’s talk about CSAs

May 29, 2010
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As you may or may not know, we’re subscribed to a CSA over here at the Pasto household. CSA stands for “Community Supported Agriculture”, and what this means is that we pay for and receive a box of produce every other week (soon to be every week) from a local farm. In specific, we’re with […]

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Basics: Hummus Wraps

May 25, 2010
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Lunch for me is usually something pretty basic, constructed out of what was in the fridge. That doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be talked about — I don’t know about you, but I always forget that simple is good. Lunch today was simple. And good. Hummus Wraps Whole-wheat tortillas, one per person. More if you’re hungrier. […]

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The Mini-Farm

May 17, 2010
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I want to ramble about my yard for a bit. Well, actually, I want to ramble about a bunch of things, but it all ties into our berry bushes, fruit trees, and most recently, the three veggie boxes we’ve been putting in over the past few weekends. I got interested in growing my own food […]

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IMPROV: Sweet Potato-Guacamole Sandwich

May 16, 2010
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Ever have one of those days where you look in the fridge and say to yourself, “Man, what do I DO with this stuff?” I have those often enough that I thought an “improv” section would be appropriate. So, ‘long about Thursday lunchtime, I looked in the fridge and had one of those moments. (Yeah, […]

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Smoked Turkey Tetrazzini

May 13, 2010

The original Tetrazzini was one Luisa Tetrazzini, an Italian opera star. Legend has it that a chef at a hotel invented this dish in her honor, sometime between 1908 and 1910. Since then, it’s evolved in many ways, but remains at its roots a creamy pasta casserole with mushrooms and a non-red meat. This version […]

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Zuppa di Paglia e Fieno

May 12, 2010

I promised ages ago that I’d upload this recipe when I had a food blog. Well, I have a food blog. So, I suppose it’s only fitting that it gets to be the first recipe. “Paglia e fieno” is Italian for “straw and hay”. Usually, it’s a dish made of both plain and spinach spaghetti, […]

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