CSA Box Strategies + a Farmhouse Salad

I’ve talked about this over and over on here, but one of my favorite ways to incorporate fresh produce into my meals is through my local Texas CSA delivery that I get bi-weekly. The fruits and vegetables are grown from local farms and when my “bushel” arrives, the contents are always a surprise! There’s no better way in my opinion to eat hyper local than by signing up for a local CSA box – and they can be found all over the country. BUT – I’ll be honest – sometimes it can be a bit daunting. Finding ways to eat and store the vegetables…


Roasted Shishito Peppers

I’ve posted these little guys before, but they’re one of my favorite summertime snacks, so I couldn’t help myself from sharing them again this year. Nearly every weekend I pick them up from JBG at the farmers market. If you’ve never had shishitos (or padrones), they’re mild… but they say 1 out of every 10 is a spicy one. Sometimes I roast them simply – with just some soy sauce and sesame oil. This time I made a few dipping sauce options. These sauce recipes will make more than you will need for the peppers. The leftover basil yogurt was…


Austin Food & Wine Festival 2013

We share some snapshots from Austin Food and Wine 2013. Taste of Texas, the late night party Sips & Sweets, and the Rock your Taco event.

Just wanted to share some of our highlights from the Austin Food & Wine Festival… an eating extravaganza that Jack and I were so excited to attend last weekend. We had an absolute blast sampling food from so many fantastic chefs. These snapshots are from Friday night’s Taste of Texas, the late night party Sips & Sweets, and Saturday night’s Rock your Taco event. Special thanks to C3 Presents and Food & Wine for inviting us to be official 2013 AFWF Lifestyle Ambassadors.  (bottom left kimchi grilled cheese photo credit Cambria Harkey)

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Hello, we're Jeanine and Jack.

We love to eat, travel, cook, and eat some more! We create & photograph vegetarian recipes from our home in Chicago, while our shiba pups eat the kale stems that fall on the kitchen floor.