Category Archives: Food & Recipes

Homemade Pumpkin Pie with Real Pumpkin

Lately, I’ve been reviewing our winter and summer squash at my job, SmartGardener.com,  After looking at 20 varieties of winter squash, I learned that store-bought pumpkin pie puree isn’t made from pumpkins! The common replacement is Butternut Squash, Pumpkin’s sweeter and … Continue reading

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Broken Oven: Stovetop Dinner Ideas

After growing up with an electric stove, I realized the wonders of gas stove tops and quickly converted. My new apartment has a gas stove, which is convenient–but what is more inconvenient is that the oven has recently quit working. … Continue reading

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Bobby’s Awesome Zucchini Bread

Bobby and I were working in the USF Garden over the summer, so we’ve been pretty spoiled with the summer harvest. The summer squash is no disappointment, either. Our plot at the last work party yielded 7-8 zucchinis for our … Continue reading

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Sunday Brunch from the Farmers Market

I recently moved from 31st Ave–deep in the Richmond–to Divisadero Street: the new SF hotspot, poppin’ with art walks, fun bars, and some bomb food for all hours of the day. Sunday Brunch is probably the most popular, especially if … Continue reading

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Steamed Artichokes with Garlic Aioli

Summertime is the best time in the garden. Oregon Giant peas drip off the vines, collapsing under the weight of the fruiting bodies. Strawberries and raspberries blush reds hidden amongst all the deep green hues. And the artichokes! Two to … Continue reading

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Poppa George’s Winter Bolognese

Each winter I venture across the country to Maryland to visit my friends and family. With my Abuela Marina’s and Poppa George’s birthdays falling around my Mom’s birthday, Winter Solstice, and Christmas all in December we all get together to … Continue reading

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SF Spring Salad

The Farmers’ Market is abundant with all sorts of fruits and nuts…oh, and there’s great fresh produce to buy, too! Today’s simple salad recipe includes 3/4 Farmers’ Market freshness. Until I find a goat cheese supplier, I’m stuck buying mine … Continue reading

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