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
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.
Summer may be over for the kiddies, but it is still in high gear at the farm. Today I took the time to pick a large bouquet of gorgeous flowers. It never ceases to amaze me how fresh flowers brighten up my kitchen and bring summer to even the longest work day. If you have […]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.
This week was a clean and purge frenzy out our house…closets emptied and reorganized, 15 years worth of useless accumulations thrown out or given away. Once I got the bug, I decided to do the same to my freezer. It is amazing what turns up in one’s freezer during a clean out. The result of […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Featured Item—Ailsa Craig Onions I honestly cannot imagine a world without onions. I may hate to cut them and they make me cry, but they are so much a part of my culinary world that I can’t seem to keep enough of them in the house. They form the basis of so many dishes worldwide. […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
It is one of those delightful weeks where the bounty is plentiful ….plenty of zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, lettuce, and eggplant but the tomatoes are not yet in full swing. Time to get creative and avoid the dreaded food ruts. This is where I turn to my print and internet media for ideas. The August […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern
What an exciting week at the farm….the cherry tomatoes are ready for tasting and we have eggplant!!! Times have been tough for eggplant at Holcomb Farm in recent years. How exciting to witness such a great comeback. Great job farm team!!!! Featured Item—Eggplant Eggplant is one of those vegetables that take a bit of effort […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern
WE NEED YOU!!!! Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a farm cookbook that is available to members at the beginning of each season? I envision it not only being a cookbook but a CSA guide, with cooking and storing techniques for all the different produce items the farm grows. Please (I am begging you) submit […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
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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