Monthly Archives: September 2008

Sesame Seared Tuna

My husband has been on a seared tuna kick. I fully support this. Mainly by completely vacating the kitchen so that he can cook me dinner uninterrupted. But also by climbing on chairs so that I can reach and disarm the smoke alarm that goes off every time there is any searing going on in [...]

CSA, week 15

During the last two weeks I learned about a couple of the downsides of a CSA.
First: If you — or your CSA partner — forget to get your veggies on pick-up day, you’re out of luck for the week. Labor Day threw us off, neither of us fetched our share, and there were no fresh [...]

Crostini with Peaches and Blue Cheese

I’ve been wanting to try this recipe ever since I talked with Iowa City author Jeremy Jackson about his collection of al fresco recipes, “Good Day for a Picnic.”
That was more than 3 years ago.
(Please tell me I’m not the only one who lets recipes linger that long in the corners of her bookshelf!)
Anyway, it [...]

How about a Taste of Cedar Rapids?

I was itchin’ for a road trip last weekend, so my husband and I made the two hour drive to Madison, Wisc. for the city’s annual Taste of Madison. By the time we got to Capitol Square on Sunday, there were only 4 hours left in the two-day food and music festival.
Four hours, and more than 200 food items from [...]