Tag: local food

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 ...

Ottolenghi #2: Redefining My Comfort Zone, One Recipe at a Time

When I last blogged about Ottolenghi’s gorgeous ode to vegetables, Plenty, I shared his recipe for Asparagus Vichyssoise and the revelation it is. It completely transformed my opinions about asparagus and cold soups. Now I want to make everything into a Vichyssoise, just to see if I can.

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 ...

CSA Share #4, Salads, and Strawberry Rhubarb Nonsense

As you can see, there’s a bit less green leafy here, as the cool weather greens make way for the warm weather lovers – squash, tomatoes, and cucumbers. There’s still lettuce coming, and kale, but the bags of baby greens are gone for now. In addition, there is basil, dill, scallions, and beet greens with ...

CSA Share #3 – Herby and Leafy

This CSA share is very green. There are beet greens, kale, two types of lettuce (butter and deer tongue), scallions, two types of squash (magda and zucchini), pickling cucumbers, basil, parsley, and dill. I had never had deer tongue lettuce before, so I was intrigued. Part of the fun of being in a CSA, after ...