Author Archives: dinneranddirtydishes

Savory Pumpkin Hummus with Pistachios and Pomegranate

This stuff is pretty amazing. And actually, fairly easy. It’s not much more than roasting and pureeing some pumpkin, seasoning and sprinkling on some garnishes. It’s so pretty and sooooo tasty. Plus, it’s vegan and paleo-friendly. Leave off the pistachios, or sub for sesame seeds and you can make it nut free too!  If reducing the […]

Quick sweet and sour quick pickles

This post is two years in the making. I took this pic two years ago, but didn’t end up posting this recipe until today when my friend, Libby, asked me for a refrigerator pickle recipe. This is a very vinegary recipe. If that’s not your thang, swap out one cup of vinegar for a cup […]

CSA Box Week 2: Preview

Our second buttermilk Falls CSA box came Tuesday. Here’s what was in it: Strawberries again! Plus kale, lettuce, radishes, basil, oregano, snap peas, green onions, garlic scapes and flowers. What would you do with this bunch of goodness? So far here’s what I’ve come up with:

Summer is HERE! CSA Week 1

Happy Father’s Day everyone! We had a great breakfast at Colossal Café in St. Paul today and enjoyed a lot of fun family time and great weather. In other news, we also got our first CSA box from Buttermilk Falls this week. Could there be a better inspiration to get me back to blogging on this site? I […]

Chèvre crostini with chive blossoms and honey

Here’s one of my favorite spring appetizers. It’s so pretty and soooooo easy. Just spread some soft fresh chevre on some toast, sprinkle with chive blossoms and a bit of chopped chives and drizzle with honey. Voila!  

Rhubarb & basil soda

Okay, I am going to try get back into this blog again. Really. So here’s a post to kick off the long-overdue warm weather here in Minnesota. I mixed up the syrup for this concoction this afternoon and got to enjoy the soda all by myself (with a splash of tequila) while my husband took […]

Blueberry compote (served with homemade yogurt and granola)

When our boys were born we were very grateful for all the meals friends brought over for us. On days when it’s hard enough to find time for a shower, let alone cook, having someone else prepare a meal for you is such a treat. Most people brought us dinners, which was awesome, but Andy’s […]

Hearts of palm and tomatoes en papillote with berbere, lemon, garlic and thyme

So, there are quite a few versions of hearts of palm ceviche floating around the blogosphere right now (YUM!), which got me thinking about what else one could do with hearts of palm. Seems to me they are a highly under-appreciated vegetable. If you haven’t had them (you probably have and just didn’t realize what […]

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