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
Such wonderful abundance…I just love this time of year when the tomatoes and eggplant ripen and there is still plenty of summer squash and cucumbers! Weren’t those gold cherry tomatoes last week the absolute bomb!!! Like candy on a bush. The culinary possibilities at this time of year are endless and fill me with such […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
CSA Tip—Texture Counts Starting to get a little tired of all the carrots and beets? Each year I have been a CSA member, we have had an abundance of one crop or another and I have found myself feeling a bit weary at times at the cutting board. Having lots of recipes for different items […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
Simply Fresh—by Julie Wern Featured Item—Eggplant While many varieties and colors of eggplant exist, two general types are most familiar in the US. They are globe (or bell) and Asian eggplants. Globe/bell, or Italian-style eggplants, are large, oval or round shaped, and typically a dark shade of purple; whereas Asian eggplants tend to be long […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Eggplant Recipes for the Grill from Julie Sochaki’s One United Harvest
Featured Item—Summer Squash You know it is truly summer when the summer squash is ready.It may be a familiar vegetable, but it is so plentiful this time of year that it is fun to come across new recipes and ideas. Summer squash is the generic term that encompasses the yellow and green squash varieties such […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
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