Hey folks, if you are looking for some cooking ideas, come join me for a cooking demo at the CSA barn for Granby Open Farm Day Saturday, 9/9/17 at 1 pm. I will be highlighting spaghetti squash, kale, and our wonderful heirloom tomatoes. Featured Item–Spaghetti Squash I’ve been slow to come around to spaghetti […]Continue Reading... 6 Comments.
Featured Item—Husk Cherries Imagine thick vine-y bushes dotted with hundreds of small, parchment-like Chinese paper lanterns. Imagine peeling back the slightly translucent, vein-y papery husk of one of these lanterns to reveal plump berries that look like miniature orange tomatillos. Imagine, now, biting into that berry and discovering a sweet yet acidic, slightly floral burst […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
What I love most about this time of year at the CSA is the fresh, vine ripened tomatoes. I absolutely love the beautiful rainbow variety of heirloom and cherry tomatoes that we are seeing out of the farm right now. When I first became a CSA member and started experiencing this kind of tomato variety […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh–Week 11–Heirloom Tomatoes and Cherry Tomatoes
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 […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
Having grown up in California, Mexican food is in my blood. I get so excited when the tomatillos ripen because I get to make some favorite dishes that remind me of home like fresh salsas and enchiladas. After my day picking at the farm, I decided to make an easy Mexi-centric meal using up some […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Something New–Red Noodle Beans (sorry couldn’t get photo to upload–click here to view) I was out picking beans yesterday and came across this highly unusual variety. They are dark purple, thin, and incredibly long (up to 18″). As it turns out they are a relative of black eyed peas, but taste more like a green […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern
There is nothing so frustrating as spending hours on a document, only to have it completely disappear into cyberspace. Alas, this is precisely what happened to my post this week. I had focused mainly on ideas for using the high summer veggies that are still plentiful, but that we may be tiring of, including eggplant, […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
I have always envisioned Simply Fresh to be an exchange of ideas and recipes, rather than a just blog article per se. Wouldn’t it great if all of us CSA members shared our favorite recipes and ideas for preparing our CSA bounty? We have so much we can learn from each other as we all […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
I have to apologize that in my recent post on eggplant I failed to mention the new variety, Fairy Tale, that we are receiving this week (some were also able to try it last week). So here is a short write-up on the variety, as well as an easy recipe to try. Fairy Tale Eggplant […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Special Edition of Simply Fresh by Julie Wern
Another week goes by and we continue to have gorgeous, non-humid weather. Not sure that is so good for the tomatoes….I know the CSA has had trouble with the tomatoes this season. My own garden tomatoes are suffering as well…so sad. Yet with an occasional good tomato or two and abundant cherry tomatoes, I don’t […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern
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