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Have LOTS of produce - help!

Thanks for all the great suggestions, everyone!

Jul 19, 2014
christineseed in Home Cooking

Have LOTS of produce - help!

Hi all,

I love summer - don't get me wrong - but between our CSA, the farmer's market, and our own garden, I am swimming in (albeit delicious) produce and am having a tough time keeping up with it before it goes bad. I'm looking for creative ideas that uses a lot of produce at one time. Specifically, here's what I have lots of:

tomatoes
corn
cucumbers
beets
chard
carrots
squash and zucchini
basil
celery
strawberries
peaches
blueberries
eggs (not produce, I know, but still need help)

Thanks!

Jul 18, 2014
christineseed in Home Cooking

Pastry cream/pudding

Every time I make pastry cream or pudding it takes much longer for the liquid to set up than the recipe says. My last attempt took close to an hour! Once it does set, it's delicious and has a great texture - it just seems to be taking much longer than it should. What am I doing wrong?

Jul 19, 2013
christineseed in Home Cooking

Blueberry cake?

My son is turning 3 this weekend and has asked that I make him a blueberry cake. He doesn't really like blueberries though. He is more of a blueberry yogurt and blueberry waffle kind of guy. Occasionally he will eat a blueberry muffin, but he usually picks out the larger berries - and he definitely won't eat plain old blueberries on their own.
So...I am looking for suggestions for a blueberry cake with a smooth texture and no visible/obvious blueberries. Maybe using blueberry yogurt? Or blueberry juice? Or pureed blueberries? Thanks!

Jun 19, 2013
christineseed in Home Cooking