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
I’ve pulled the last of my vegetables from my garden so that my husband and son can return it to it’s original state—an ice rink. How did this happen so fast? I am finding myself a little sad to see this year’s bounty wane and give way to the cold and dormant season. But I […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
With the green light to pick the tomatoes this week, what shall we do with them all? Besides making tomato sauce, my favorite way to preserve tomatoes is slow roasting and freezing them. When slow roasted, they get caramelized, super sweet and concentrated, and are great in a variety of winter preparations. I especially love […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
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.
This week I am offering up an addendum to Joe’s post about cabbage. Enjoy!!! Featured Item—Cabbage Cabbage, part of the cruciferae family along with broccoli, cauliflower and kale, is we’ll known, but possibly under-appreciated. Cabbage is most familiar as sauerkraut or coleslaw, and maybe even stuffed cabbage rolls and St. Patty’s Day corned beef; but […]Continue Reading... 2 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
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.
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