Author Archives: Jenn

Adventures with CSAs: Fresh City Farms

At the end of September, I finally signed up for my first personal Community Shared Agriculture program. I had considered joining a CSA in years past as it seemed like an ideal way to source food from local farmers, but the large upfront cost and time commitment required by many programs scared me off. I […]

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New Information Pages To Admire!

Our first food swap event is just a week away! We have been working hard on this site, updating our information pages to give you insight into what we’re all about. Take a few minutes and brighten your day by reading one of our updated pages: About D&S, where you can read more about collaborative […]

Provencal Leek and Lavender Stew with Heirloom Carrots

This hearty aromatic stew is roughly modeled on the Leek and Bean Cassoulet with Biscuits recipe from Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s infamous Veganomicon. I had been considering the cassoulet recipe for a while as a fall dish for Harvest Noon, a cooperatively-run cafe for which I test recipes. However, another member mentioned that they had tried […]

Autumn Latkes: Vegan, Gluten-Free, AND Baked?!

As I mentioned in my previous post, I am part of the menu-planning group at Harvest Noon Cafe. We modify and test the recipes we dig up to meet the cafe’s mandate: affordable vegan lunches produced with local, organic ingredients. We try to make our mains gluten-free as well. We are at that time of […]

Recipe Testing for Harvest Noon Cafe

If you couldn’t tell, one of my hobbies is to cook. The inherent creativity and gratification of a hands-on process makes it an invaluable part of my sanity/life. I’ve found that being presented with an out-of-the-norm challenge is often what gets the creative juices really going. The base criteria helps guide your mental search. I’ve […]

Raspberry Lime Scones from a fine June eve

The proverbial pie cooling on the window sill

“Good things come to those who wait.” We’ve been told that patience is a virtue that applies to both scrumptious baked goods and high-quality web design. The Divide & Savour blogs are currently under construction while our swap projects are being treated to a makeover. We are excited that curious cats such as yourself have […]