I talk about food a lot. And other stuff.

But mostly food.

Thursday, June 23, 2011


I promise to go back to finish talking about deliveries 1, 2 and 3, but I've got some stuff here today that I need help with. Ok really only Kolrabi. What the hell do I do with it? Suggestions welcome!!
Doing this from my iPhone, so I can't caption or link. More to come. In the meantime, this delivery included Spinach, Mixed Greens (which I left in the share box because I just can't take it anymore with the mixed greens), kohlrabi, iceberg lettuce, mini red leaf romaine, broccoli rabe, red scallions, garlic scapes, zucchini (which are not listed in my inventory), sugar snap peas, baby white turnips and strawberries.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

My new favorite thing

Putting mint 

in my salad.

Just roll up those leaves (you remember how to do that from college, right? The long way.) and slice them across really thin.  Sprinkle them in, and every once in a while you get a lovely little surprise of fresh!  Tiny leaves of basil work well, too.  Yum!

Sent from my iPhone

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Perfect Summer Salad

One of the ways my tastebuds know it's really summer....

Corn, cut off the cob
Cherry tomatoes, halved
Red wine vinegar
Olive oil
Salt and pepper

This batch was 3 ears of corn, about 12 cherry tomatoes, a handful of cilantro. Equal parts vinegar and oil, s&p to taste.

Use what ratio you like best. Happy summer!

Sent from my iPhone; please excuse typos.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

So much time and so little to do.

Strike that. Reverse it.

Hi blog. I have been super busy (and just a little lazy) and I'm sorry to have neglected you.  Fortunately for us all, one thing I've been busy with is my CSA.  If you're unfamiliar with Community Supported Agriculture, it's basically supporting a local farm and getting fresh produce from the farm (in my case) every other week.  Our CSA, Harmony Valley Farm, also offers a cheese CSA, a fruit CSA and a coffee CSA.  We participate in the cheese share, and receive three local cheeses every other pickup.  Yeah.  It's really awesome.

We've received three boxes so far this season.  Our CSA runs May through December. We get our vegetables every other week.  Let's play cach-up. 

Here's what we got in our first box:

Ramps, Chives, Spinach
Sunchokes, Sorrel, Nettles
Black Radishes, Parsnips, Watercress
Butler Farm's Sheep Milk Brebis Cheese w garlic, Castle Rock Organic Farm's Sharp Cheddar, Cedar Grove Cheese's Organic Mozzarella

One of the many great things about this farm is that they include information about everything in the box, and recipes to try!  Thank goodness, because, really, what the hell do I do with nettles?  Aren't you supposed to not touch them because they hurt?  Why would I put them in my own mouth, no less serve them to my family?  Right?  Well.....

Apparently, if you swish them around in water,

cook them up with butter, ramps, sorrel, broth and cream,

and whirl them in a blender,

they become delicious soup that doesn't hurt at all when you eat it!

Who knew, right?  

Stay tuned to see the sunchoke and parsnip deliciousness I made from this box, as well as what I've done with the next two boxes.  Also coming up, more cocktails!

Here are some closeups of May 12th's CSA:




Sunchokes - loved these!!

Sorrel - yummy!


Black Radishes - zippy!


Watercress (if you get some, make this)