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the barter is back

Posted: June 27th, 2009 | Author: leah | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments »

it seems like every other person i talk to has some form of garden this year. so do i—it consists of a thriving mint plant, a wispy chive plant, dead parsley and stunted rosemary. brown thumb=me.

now that oklahoma is getting a real surge of heat, the summer veggies are out of control and everyone is complaining (though secretly proud) about having too much produce. more squash than they can eat. tomatoes, though still green, fat and heavy on the vine. lettuce! radishes! onions! peppers!

insert– me. <<waves hand>> “can i help you with that problem of yours?”

someone took me up on my offer to trade baked goods for bounty. the lovely b. shep and her husband gave me all kinds of goodies and in return i made them the lemon cheesecake bars i’ve been eyeing in┬áthis month’s bon appetite. and you should, too! only minimal baking so the kitchen won’t get too warm. ingredients you likely have in your fridge right now. and if not, cheap to get. these will be a hit at your summer party. or for a midnight snack apparently as shown in the evidence i found in the fridge this morning. tsk tsk. glad there was extra and that the hubs enjoyed.

link to the recipe: http://www.bonappetit.com/tipstools/slideshows/2009/07/bar_cookie_slideshow?slide=1#showHeader

i doubled the recipe, baked in a 9×13 pan and topped with blueberries and mint from my own “garden.”

b. shep also made me this lovely gift with a “knives” theme–a shout out to our culinary gang! she makes tons of creative switch plates like this one and lovely jewelry to boot. check her blog here: http://sheezkrafty.blogspot.com/
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4 Comments on “the barter is back”

  1. 1 Waylon said at 4:00 pm on June 27th, 2009:

    love the lightswitch cover!!! btw, do you barter your cooking? how about i give you groceries and you come over and cook for us?

  2. 2 Johanna said at 4:49 pm on June 27th, 2009:

    I love it!! I wish people around here had gardens! Although I also am ok with farmers’ market-ing.
    Recently saw another blogger do Bacon, Lettuce, and Fried Green Tomato sandwiches. Swoon.
    Also – I wish we had normal light switches, so I could pay B. for a fancy lightswitch plate. Alas. :(

  3. 3 leah said at 5:13 pm on June 27th, 2009:

    w- what sounds good? think about it and you and rachel can come be our guests. you can bring booze for a pre-dinner cocktail. cooking in another kitchen…AWKward! :)

  4. 4 Jesse said at 6:02 pm on June 27th, 2009:

    You could do a lot worse than a Top Chef Masters light switch cover: http://assets.hulu.com/shows/key_art_top_chef_masters.jpg


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