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  • Simply Fresh–Week 10–A Food Week in the Life of a CSA Blogger

    Posted on August 16, 2017 by Julie in CSA, Featured.

    Every CSA season we seem to encounter those weeks, typically in mid august, where the offerings in the CSA don’t change that much, and some items seem to have been around forever, like cucumbers, zucchini, and eggplant. At these times I typically take a different tactic than highlighting one particular vegetable (partly because I have […]

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  • Simply Fresh–Week 7–Beets and Baby Eggplants

    Posted on July 26, 2017 by Julie in CSA, Featured.

    Hurray!  We have some great new stuff coming in this week like carrots and celery.  Remember that for both of these vegetables, the leaves are edible.  Below is a pdf on using carrot greens, along with a recipe for carrot top and parsley pesto: Carrot Tops (click on the highlighted words “Carrot Tops” at left)  […]

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  • Simply Fresh by Julie Wern

    Posted on July 29, 2014 by Julie in CSA, Featured, Recipes.

    I thought this week I would do something a little different….after all, it is fun to change things up a little bit sometimes, right? Instead of highlighting a particular vegetable, I thought I would write up what I am calling “a week in the life of a CSA enthusiast”. I am writing up my week […]

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  • Simply Fresh by Julie Wern

    Posted on July 16, 2013 by Julie in CSA, Featured, Recipes.

    In today’s post I am featuring two items with several recipes.  I apologize for the length of the article, but since I cannot yet refer back to former Simply Fresh posts, I wanted to make sure all information was included in this new post.  Read it in shifts, but do read it…and enjoy! Featured item […]

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  • Simply Fresh by Julie Wern

    Posted on August 6, 2012 by Julie in CSA, Featured, Recipes.

    Featured Item—Basil Few herbs seem as ubiquitous or as well-loved as sweet basil.  It is the quintessential herb of high summer, making plain or ordinary foods fairly sing with flavor.  It is a member of the Ocimum genus, along with thyme, rosemary, oregano and mint.  Although it appears to have originated in India, it is […]

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  • Simply Fresh by Julie Wern

    Posted on September 19, 2011 by Julie in CSA, Events & Activities, Recipes.

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  • Simply Fresh by Julie Wern

    Posted on September 5, 2011 by Julie in CSA, Events & Activities, Recipes.

    /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:”Times New Roman”; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:”Times New Roman”; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:”Times New Roman”; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} Featured Item–Watermelon   Is there anything better than a slice of fresh, sweet, juicy watermelon on a hot summer day?I think […]

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  • Simply Fresh by Julie Wern

    Posted on August 29, 2011 by Julie in CSA, Events & Activities, Recipes.

    Featured Item—Fresh Soybeans (Edamame) When I was young I lived in Japan and experienced a number of great culinary adventures.  My favorite experience, by far, was tasting edamame, the fresh boiled soybean dish flaked with pure sea salt—divine.  I loved the surprising “pop” of the bean as I squeezed it out of its shell and […]

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  • Simply Fresh by Julie Wern

    Posted on August 7, 2011 by Julie in CSA, Events & Activities, Recipes.

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  • Eggplant Recipes for the Grill from Julie Sochaki’s One United Harvest

    Posted on August 1, 2011 by Julie in CSA, Events & Activities, Recipes.

    Sizzling eggplant salad—when it’s too hot to light the oven! Olive oil 2 large eggplants, peeled and sliced 1/2 inch thick 2 c. fresh salsa** recipe below 12 oz. black beans 2 T lime juice Sea salt and freshly ground pepper Preheat gas grill or prepare charcoal fire. Brush oil onto one side of eggplant […]

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