Pim’s Shrimp Stir Fry with Green Garlic

We’re back in the swing of things with the Farmers’ Market and beautiful green garlic is in season for just a few weeks. Here’s an absolutely delightful recipe that I’ve had bookmarked for two years and finally got a chance to try – and I’m happy to report that Chez Pim’s Shrimp Stir Fry with Green Garlic was worth the wait.

Shrimp and green garlic stir fry

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Roasted Root Vegetable Pizza

When I saw the gorgeous pictures of this pizza online a few weeks ago, I immediately bookmarked the recipe and kept returning to it. Great for showcasing the wonderful winter roots and gourds currently in season, when I finally did make the recipe, this pizza didn’t disappoint.

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Sweet Potato and Sausage Soup and my Sandy story

I will admit — living several hours inland in North Carolina, in the mental bubble that is graduate school, I didn’t pay attention to the Hurricane Sandy warnings. In fact, it was just a few days before it hit that the severity of the issue even registered to me, when I was talking with a neighbor who recommended I finish my yard work before “the rains get real bad.” Wait, what?!

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Sweet Potato Chipotle Hash

My mom has always maintained that she’s not a great homemaker, she’s just a lazy one. So she’s perfected her own blend of simple, tasty, and efficient meals, as well as little tricks she consistently does around the home to reduce her housework load. My mom always “tut-tuts” at me and my inefficient messes, but some of her desire for simplicity has definitely rubbed off on me — sometimes I think this blog should be renamed “easy things Lin dreams up because she’s a lazy/tired/busy/poor grad student.” And fortunately for us, laziness does not mean un-deliciousness! (Let the internets learn that I’m definitely not an English grad student…)

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CSA week of May 7th + The Pig’s Bacon Pimento Cheese Hot Dog

Apologies for the pause in writing… A combination of a lot of work + my poor iPhone taking a dive into a watery grave meant no new blogs. In particular, no pictures = no posting! I’m a firm believer that the “best camera for the shot is the camera in your hand,” and the 4S has quickly become my primary camera.

Michael Brinkley on Brinkley Farms

Just checked the Brinkley Farm website (my CSA provider), and they’ve updated with a short video from the Southern Foodways Alliance interviewing owner Michael Brinkley, third generation North Carolina farmer (and the nicest guy, ever!).

I used to gauge if I wanted to plant a new product if daddy shook his head and said “What in the hell is this?” then it was gonna do pretty good.

Click here for more short videos documenting Southern farmers, restaurants, and other food-related items.

Roasted Acorn Squash

Meals lately have been a blur of experimentation. The CSA has allowed me to enjoy vegetables that I wouldn’t normally look twice at — such as winter acorn squash. These beauties come in both orange and green hulled versions, with a beautiful crinkled hull.

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