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.
This week, instead of featuring a single item, I thought I would talk about a cooking technique that is relevant to many of the items coming out the farm right now. I like to call this technique “One Pan Roast Dinners”. However, if that leaves you feeling disappointed, here is a post from last year […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh–Week 6–One Pan Roast Dinners And More
Easing into Fall Fall is upon us yet we will be enjoying the last hurrah of summer with more zucchini, eggplant, peppers, and tomatoes. Tastes of fall will come in the form of late season arugula, kale and Swiss chard and the exciting appearance of pie pumpkins, spaghetti squash, and Brussels sprouts greens. At this […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh #16 by Julie Wern–Vegetable Broth
CSA Tip: How to Pick the Sweetest Husk Cherries Husk cherries, or ground cherries as they are also referred to, have such a unique sweet, musky taste when they are truly ripe. But many of you may not know that the best and ripest husk cherries are harvested not from the plant, but from the […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Featured Item—Heirloom Tomatoes There is much more to tomatoes than your typical red beefsteak. Don’t get me wrong; I love the common vine ripened, red, juicy beefstakes. But the heirloom varieties that are coming out this year are truly special. They are often whimsically shaped, boldly colored from mahogany/black to creamy ivory, and are filled […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern–Week 10
I have a lot to share with you this week, so be patient with my long post. Digest it in bits and pieces if you must, but don’t miss out–I discuss everything from preparing patty pan squash to freezing cucumbers (yes, you read that right!) CSA Tip–bring a sturdy box or container for your tomatoes […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
Featured Items–Shishito and Padron Peppers According to Farmer Joe, we will be receiving a variety of peppers throughout the season and folks may get different offerings on different distribution days so I though I would highlight two less familiar varieties–Shishito and Padron. Peppers and chiles are typically differentiated by their level of heat. Chiles are […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern–Week 8
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.
I have written extensively in past posts about zucchini and cucumbers, which are starting to flourish at the farm. So I thought I would simply link you to posts that cover both of these vegetables in detail. I also thought I would link you to some new cooking ideas I’ve come across for these gems. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern–Week 5
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