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Challenge: Christmas Cookies in September?!

It’s that time of year again! Get ready for fall foliage, pumpkin carving, apple cider and…holiday cookies? Okay, we know, it’s not quite that time of year, but we’re already planning our Holiday Cookie Showcase and we need your help!

Grilling: Pizza 8 Ways

Grilling pizza should be a summer rite of passage for any food lover, but until last week, I’d managed to miss out. Maybe it was nerves. Maybe it was laziness. Once I tried it, though, I’m wondering why it took me so long. My pizza was not engulfed in flames, and it wasn’t stuck to [...]

Canning: Pickles, Relish and Jam

I’ve always been intrigued, if a bit intimidated, by the canning process. My parents stopped canning when I was about waist-high, so while I dreamed of having a root-cellar (yes, I live in an apartment, but, hey, it’s my dream) full of canned goods, I’d never actually canned anything. So when my friend (and canning [...]

Summer Fest: Easy Tomato Galette

I grew up picking tomatoes straight from the garden and eating them like apples, warm from the sun. Since then, I’ve had a hard-and-fast two-tomato-a-day rule every summer. Sure, I love tomato salads, BLTs, and simple, garlicky sauce, but this summer, my favorite way to reach my daily quota is a slice of tomato galette.

Solving: The Okra Situation

Every week, my farmer delivers fresh-picked tomatoes, peaches, herbs and as many squash as I can carry. Then, there’s the okra situation. For the last month, my CSA box has included a big bag okra. “I hope you’re not tired of okra,” my farmer says. I vaguely smile. I’m not tired of okra — I’m stumped by it.

Discovering: Fresh Peas

I’ve always had a rocky relationship with peas. As a kid, I’d push the frozen variety around on my plate until they were cold and clammy, then eat a few and call it a day. I finally decided to give fresh peas a try — here’s some recipe inspiration.

Food Jammers-Inspired Ice Cream

The Food Jammers crew had the same craving on a camping trip, but they weren’t waiting around for that ice cream truck, either. They got to work making ice cream DIY-style — with two coffee cans and a campfire. I was inspired to make my own, sans ice cream maker.

Picking: Sour Cherries

I can’t get enough of sour cherries! Growing up in Ohio, I’d spend the first half of June up in the cherry tree, reaching for every last make-you-pucker fruit. Even with my “one for the bucket, two for me” mentality, my family ended up with loads of cherries that we’d make into pies, jam, cobblers, muffins and more.

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