I’ve grown a bit weary of long posts about a single featured produce item. How about you? I thought this week I would take a different tact. However, for those of you new to the farm or struggling with what to do with edamame, I am linking this post to the last article I wrote […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern–Week 11
Featured Item—Heirloom Tomatoes There is much more to tomatoes than your typical red beefsteak. Don’t get me wrong; I love the common vine ripened, red, juicy beefstakes. But the heirloom varieties that are coming out this year are truly special. They are often whimsically shaped, boldly colored from mahogany/black to creamy ivory, and are filled […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern–Week 10
I have a lot to share with you this week, so be patient with my long post. Digest it in bits and pieces if you must, but don’t miss out–I discuss everything from preparing patty pan squash to freezing cucumbers (yes, you read that right!) CSA Tip–bring a sturdy box or container for your tomatoes […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
Featured Items–Shishito and Padron Peppers According to Farmer Joe, we will be receiving a variety of peppers throughout the season and folks may get different offerings on different distribution days so I though I would highlight two less familiar varieties–Shishito and Padron. Peppers and chiles are typically differentiated by their level of heat. Chiles are […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern–Week 8
I was so eager to get out this week’s post I accidentally hit the publish button before I was completely done with it. I had meant to link you all to a post from last year that featured simply grilled recipes for both shishito peppers and the mini Fairy Tale eggplants that we are receiving […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
CSA Tip–Place your basil in water I have found that fresh basil wilts and turns black very quickly, whether you keep it at room temperature or refrigerate it. My solution to this problem is to put the basil stems in a glass of water as soon as I […]Continue Reading... 6 Comments.
CSA Tip—Write it down For years I would bring my bounty home, do any prep work that was required, and then pack everything away wherever I could find space in my fridge. It finally occurred to me last year to make a list of the type and amount of items I brought home and tack […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern–Week 6
I have written extensively in past posts about zucchini and cucumbers, which are starting to flourish at the farm. So I thought I would simply link you to posts that cover both of these vegetables in detail. I also thought I would link you to some new cooking ideas I’ve come across for these gems. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern–Week 5
Hope every one enjoyed their July 4th celebrations! We observed fireworks from an airplane window while flying back into Hartford after a vacation in California. Since I had not been to the farm in a couple of weeks, I thought I would link to an older Simply Fresh article for this week. It features beets, […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
My week in food In the past readers have found it interesting and helpful to see how I have used my share produce in my meals for the week so I thought I would take some time this post to give you my week in food: Tuesday: Wild canned salmon on lettuce with […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
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