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CSA Share #13 – Emptying Boxes, Filling Boxes, Boxes of Boxes

It’s officially fall, according to the calendar, and the share definitely reflects that, with the spaghetti and butternut squashes, onions, and potatoes. Although the baby greens, bell peppers, and radishes seem to say summer, they really are signs of the end of the growing season, with its cooler nights and shorter days. I brought home ...

CSA Share #10; Sooooo Much Cooking…Sooooo Much Dishwashing…Hey, Look, Dilly Bean Salad!

The share is leaning decidedly toward autumn this week. Contrary to popular belief, or conventional wisdom, or culturally passed on folklore, watermelon is not the quintessential summer fruit. It doesn’t even become available at farmstands and farmers’ markets in New England until late July/mid August. So for those of us in the northern US, watermelon ...

Mid-Summer Extra-veg-anza!

You may have noticed the CSA shares have been quite bountiful the last few weeks. Quite Bountiful. In addition to all those lovely vegetables, there have been blueberries and corn piled high in the refrigerator. I am wicked grateful for all the abundance in my life. I am also responsible for being, well, responsible with ...

CSA Share #8 – Yes, We Have No Bananas, But We Have Boxes!

This week’s share is a brilliant example of summer’s bounty of colors, textures, and flavors. It’s a remarkable time of year to cook, maybe too remarkable, because my head is simply swimming with ideas. I see the multi-colored tomatoes and jalapeno peppers, and think of salsa. I see the squash and eggplant, and visions of ...

CSA Share #7: From Grasshopper to Ant

There’s a colorful variety in the share this week. Radishes have gotten their second wind, and while lettuce is absent for now, there is cabbage for slaw. The first eggplants are in, and in place of all the yellow summer squashes there is more zucchini and magda squash. Rounding out the cast of characters are ...

CSA Share #6: Loyalty

The CSA share has more variety this week, with a lot less leafy greens. The vegetables we hold out for until we can eat them fresh during the summer are finally starting to roll in regularly. Along with the seemingly ubiquitous kale, there are two heads of lettuce, tomatoes, sweet yellow Italian peppers, yellow summer ...

CSA Share #5: The Tide Rolls In!

I could barely carry this week’s share, it was so bountiful! Pounds and pounds of Oh So Fresh summer vegetables await my imagination. I have more kale and lettuce than expected, and it’s finally time for a small batch of Garlic Dill Pickles to be put by, with the addition of those fascinating yellow pickling ...