Menu for the Week of August 15, 2011

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August is prime time for summer in Duluth and we’re taking full advantage of it and having FUN in the SUN! We leave you with some of our favorite dishes. Enjoy!

Eat Local: Take Two

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It’s hard to believe, a year has passed since I started writing the blog! In that year’s time, our family has experienced lots of food adventures and created lasting memories. This time of year also brings us back to The Whole Foods Eat Local Challenge, which was the very first blog post. When I initially saw signs in the store that the challenge was starting soon, I thought, can we do it again? Is the timing right? We have visitors coming and an end of summer trip planned. Will it be a lot of extra effort? But it didn’t take long to think more about how much the year REALLY has changed the way in which we eat.

Menu for the Week of August 8, 2011

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Oooo La La……Garden Delights - Swiss Chard, Kale, Arugula, Green Beans, Chili Peppers and maybe, just maybe a Tomato or two!

Ripe Raspberries!

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The Raspberries are ripe in Duluth!!! Call for Picking Times

The Sprouts: How Do You Say Tomato?

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Recently we discovered the Charlie and Lola storybook series. The charming wit and eclectic artwork captures the kids’ attention (and mine) every time. Lola is a picky eater (maybe you have one of those at your house). In I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato (Charlie and Lola), Charlie’s creative twist convinces Lola to try orange twiglets, green drops, cloud fluff and ocean nibbles. In the end, even Lola tries TOMATOES which she coins moon squirters. I found this video clip and the kids love how Charlie & Lola pronounce tomato with an English accent.

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Menu for the Week of August 1, 2011

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We’ve been trying to use a lot of the greens from our garden… we’re not complaining though! We LOVED both the chickpea couscous salad and apple cherry slaw from my cousin’s food blog Vegelicious; they’re perfect for summer meals!

The Sprouts: Berry Delicious Crisp

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Most of the children’s books at our library are organized in bins by author. It only took a few times of desperately flipping through the bins to no avail before I started reserving books. Most weeks I generally request a few books that relate to something currently in our lives. We’ve been eating up lots of berry books right now which was the inspiration for this Strawberry & Dried Cherry Crisp.

Menu for the Week of July 25, 2011

A few more recipes for summer nights...... including Monster Slaw!

Swiss Chard Frittata

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We have a LOT of Swiss Chard growing in our garden!  There is only so much cooked greens that one can eat (at least that I can eat), so I’ve been trying to think of other ways to use it.  Last night, when it was cooler, I made a tasty frittata and plan to reheat slices in the microwave for breakfast or lunch throughout the week.

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