Frijole-Mole

This recipe for Frijole-Mole — a kind of mock guacamole made with green beans — comes from Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. It receives a half-hearted shrug of indifference from both me and J. It’s not bad, but my general reaction when eating it was, “Why?” The creaminess comes from hard-boiled eggs and a tiny …

Beef & Cabbage Stir-Fry with Peanut Sauce

I bookmarked this recipe for Beef & Cabbage Stir-Fry with Peanut Sauce months ago, and finally made it on Monday evening. Although I wasn’t planning on cooking this week, Monday was filled with too many “tastes” of frosting after making cupcakes for a birthday playdate, and all that sugar does not agree with me. I …

CSA Share ‘09, Week 10

This afternoon was the first time I felt like I had to use some effort to hoist my bag of produce onto my shoulder! We received: a quart of yellow Golden Rave tomatoes, an overflowing pint of red Juliet tomatoes, a quart of beets (no greens), 1 cucumber, basil, parsley, 6 ears of corn, 3 …