What I Did with Last Week’s Share: June 16

Aside from the usual salads, we didn’t do anything super spectacular with our share. I think, the thing I love most with kale is sausages. This is a classic recipe (also sausages with broccoli rabe) that has been written up numerous times on various blogs, including this vegetarian recipe. One good twist to this dinner […]

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What I Did(n’t Do) with My Share: June 2

Uh, well, we were a little flaky with our veggie share last week. I don’t know what we ate, but it wasn’t a whole lot of vegetables. My husband made a saute mix of chicken livers/gizzards from a BoBo Chicken with some kale, cremini mushrooms that came out kind of weird so I’m not even […]

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What I Did with My Share: May 26

The first week of the CSA. . . It’s always a little bit of a transition to go from “choice of vegetables” to eating what the farmer gives us. I have to admit, sometimes not having a choice is kind of nice. The farmer gives you your veggies for the week and then you just […]

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Recipe “Encyclopedias”

Now that we are starting our CSA season, at times, we get vegetables that we don’t normally eat, haven’t seen before or are just “tired of.” The CSA is a great opportunity to branch out and try new things or reinvent old standards. Here are some links to sites that I have used to experiment […]

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Portuguese Greens Soup

This is a super easy recipe, adapted from The Joy of Cooking, for a soup that uses the Kale and Potatoes we’re expecting this week. See the bottom of the recipe for tips on making it vegetarian. Saute in olive oil in a large soup pot until tender but not browned: 1 med onion, chopped […]

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Recap of Cooking Demo with Kate Strassman

We had a cooking demo with Kate Strassman of Kate’s Renegade Aboveground Kitchen (KRAK). Kate showed us how to make her excellently tasty and flavorful Coconut Corn Soup and her all-purpose quick and easy dressing. Recipes are below. The Coconut Corn Chowder was quick and easy and had complex flavors of ginger, chili, garlic, coconut […]

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Tzatziki

I just love this recipe for Tzatziki from The Joy of Cooking. It’s a cucumber and yogurt salad that can be used as a dip or spread, or even eaten with a spoon. I’ve left out the step of draining the yogurt and instead specified that you use Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is much richer […]

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What to do with Celery?

Last year I would often pick up my share towards the end of distribution and would see bags and bags of leftover celery. The poor celery was so often passed on by members who just didn’t know what to do with it. I would always take my share of it only to have it sit […]

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I Heart Bacon (or. . . Kale Heart Bacon)

I used to think that bacon was just another pork product. That is until I read an article in the New York Times Magazine a couple of years ago about a very special bacon smoked here in NYC by Schaller and Weber on 86th and 2nd Ave. The article was accompanied by a very nice […]

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Plum Recipes

Those of us with fruit shares have been inundated with plums lately!┬áLet your plums ripen on the counter, ┬átesting them gently by squeezing the whole fruit in the palm of your hand. When ripe, try out some of these recipes: Those small plums with sheer, golden yellow skin are are Shiro plums originally from Japan […]

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