Category: summer

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Freezing Strawberries

Have you frozen some strawberries yet? Well, get on with it! Here’s how:

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CSA Shares #10 and #11, Tomatoes and Celebrations

It has been a whirlwind of activity here, and this post is really overdue. On to the food: Share #10, l to r: Kale, cherry tomatoes, bell pepper, baby carrots, parsley, lettuce, tomatoes, chile peppers.

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CSA Share #9 and More Cucumbers!!

L to R: Slicing cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, lettuce, carrots, cabbage, parsley, zucchini, basil, kale, tomatoes, chile peppers. The cucumbers have almost been vanquished. Here are the latest casualties.

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Creamy Summer Vegetable Soup

Soup is usually the last thing on my mind in the summertime, but we’ve had a preview of fall weather the last couple of weeks, and this soup really hit the spot. It is full of fresh summer flavor, with a creamy texture that brings some of that comfort-food feeling to the table, which is ...

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CSA #8 – Time to Freeze Kale

L to R: Asst. chili peppers, cherry tomatoes, zucchini and Magda squash, onions, basil, tomatoes, slicing and pickling cucumbers, and kale. The share has included some kale almost every week so far. If it’s starting to wear out its welcome in your kitchen, freeze it for the winter. It’s a great addition to winter vegetable ...

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CSA #5, 6, and 7: Cucumbers!

L to R: Slicing cucumbers, lettuces, kale, basil, zucchini, kohlrabi, tomatoes, Swiss chard, pickling cucumbers. L to R: Summer squashes, kale, kohlrabi, cabbages, lettuce, slicing and pickling cucumbers, Swiss chard, jalapenos, tomatoes. L to R: Slicing cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, kale, green peppers, Swiss chard, chives, basil, zucchini, eggplant. One of those weeks, turnips were available, ...

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CSA #4/Farmer’s Market #5

It is too hot for words. So here are some pictures. L to R: pickling cucumbers, baby bell peppers, broccoli, lettuce, kale, basil, zucchini and yellow summer squash.

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Hacked!/Chef of Steel CSA Share #3

The heat and humidity here have been will-sapping. After nearly 12 years of saying, “This is New Hampshire, we don’t need air conditioning!”, we have finally had to put in a tiny window unit just to make the kitchen someplace where I can stand without sobbing quietly to myself, and mumbling incoherently about all the ...

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Hacked! Chef of Steel CSA #2

L to R: Swiss chard, lettuce, baby salad greens, radishes, peas, kohlrabi, and basil.

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Farmer’s Market Feasting: Week 2

Welcome to week 2 of Farmer’s Market Feasting. So, what do we have here? On the left, there’s granola, goat cheese, and two different kinds of cookies. On the right there’s pork italian sausage, pickled fiddleheads, and hot salsa. Center stage there’s strawberries, purple basil, herb bread, garlic scapes, tomatoes, and the zucchini that time ...