Featured Item—Greens Oh how I love the spring and fall, when the greens are plentiful at the farm. Right now we are being treated to spicy arugula, Asian salad mixes, baby kale, lacinato and other varieties of mature kale, collard greens, and Swiss chard. While this is a delicious boon to us CSA members, it […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh–Week 19–Greens
Featured Item–Delicata Squash This week I am out of the country and will not be going to the farm. Nor was I able to learn of the distribution line up for this week, so I am linking you to a past post on delicata squash since it seems it is an item some folks are […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh–Post Away From Home–Delicata Squash
It is with a bit of sad regret that I write my last Simply Fresh post for the season. I do hope my articles have been useful, informative, and interesting. Most of all, I hope my passion and enthusiasm for our wonderful CSA bounty has challenged and inspired you to find creative, delicious and nutritious […]Continue Reading... 8 Comments.
I was so excited to see broccoli at the farm today. Broccoli is one of those vegetables that are loved by everyone, including kids. I came right home and made a warming soup with the broccoli stems and the beautiful leeks we have been receiving lately (see recipe below). I was reminded again how using […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern
A Thanksgiving Wish Wishing all my readers a very happy Thanksgiving. My wish for you all is that your heart be filled with love and thanks this day and always. Since we usually spend Thanksgiving with friends and it is the one holiday I don’t tend to cook for, I’m not including many Thanksgiving recipes. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern
I had the pleasure of visiting the great state of Vermont this past weekend and was actually able to relax and get in some pleasure reading. I came across this great paragraph on cooking by Michael Pollan in his newest book, Cooked. He is writing of all the things he learned (besides food preparation) […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern
My CSA week This past week I had a hard time getting to the farm. When Saturday came around and I still couldn’t get there I had to send my husband instead. What an adventure for him–his first CSA pick up experience! Never mind that he picked the husk cherries off the vine (alas they […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern
I love cooking magazines and cookbooks…I almost need a full time job just to pay for all my subscriptions. I thought it might be fun to share with you some of the interesting ideas I’ve come across recently for items we will be seeing in this week’s distribution. Please let us know if you try […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
This is a special edition of Simply Fresh! Next week I am away on vacation and won’t be posting. I hope everyone enjoys their July 4th weekend! I thought I would write up a quick note before I leave about some of the CSA cooking experiences I have had this week in case they might […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern
This week we are privileged to be receiving lacinato, or dinosaur or Tuscan kale, in our distribution. Even though I featured kale last week, I wanted to briefly talk about this variety, as it is often new to many CSA members. I am re-posting my write-up on lacinato kale from several years ago, as I […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern
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