Author Archives: csamom

About csamom

Living in Eastern Washington State for the past 15 years, I appreciate the wonderful produce we have available here. I am a working mom, with the typical active family. We have two children, a cat, a fish, and a snake.

Easy Peasy Apple Tart Tartin

Having ordered several pounds of apples a while back, we needed to get on using them!  My daughter and I were “inspired by” (her more polite term for bastardization) a larger tart, but we decided to make individual tarts that … Continue reading

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Hearty German Potato Soup (Crock Pot easy!)

I found a recipe last Fall in my Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook for German Potato Soup.  I was looking for a potato leek soup to use some aging leeks.  This recipe appealed to me because it had cabbage, which meant … Continue reading

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Winter Box #3 – B is for Beets and bok choy,

C is for carrots and chard. I absolutely love the color variety in the baby carrots (orange and yellow and purple) and the Swiss chard (yellow and red stems)!  With all those vivid colors, it has to be healthier, right? … Continue reading

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Box #2 – Greens and Potatos and Turnips, Oh My!

We are eating quite well this winter so far.  Box #2 had Swiss chard, organic salad greens, spicy salad greens, spinach, fresh sage, two types of radishes, turnips, and Yukon Gold potatoes. And I have been substituting up a storm … Continue reading

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First Box of the Winter Season

It has been an odd summer.  My farmer was having problems with his web site, so I was unable to place orders for quite  a while.  I also have a hard time ordering by 9:00 AM the day before the … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Strawberry Jam with Butter Mini Bundts (w/Guest Author)

This dish was a collaboration with my daughter.  She has been wanting to write for the blog, so she did the cake recipe (It was based on a recipe in her cookbook). First the Jam.  It is a refrigerator jam … Continue reading

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Truly Unexpected Volunteers!

We compost our vegetable waste, coffee grounds and corks.  Last winter, for the first time, I kept adding to the compost all year long.  In the Fall, it was a little surprising to open the container and have steaming, stinky, … Continue reading

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The new “Inner Circle” – How my CSA has changed

As I mentioned once upon a time, my farmer decided to change his CSA.  Rather than a weekly box of surprise vegetables and an “Iron Chef” type challenge, now we get to choose what is in our box.  I saw … Continue reading

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Winter CSA Box 11- More Asparagus (Let’s make microwave risotto)

This week we did not get a great deal of variety, but we made up for that with quantity. 5 more lbs of asparagus.  My daughter pointed out there are no huge stalks in this shipment.  Those big guys last … Continue reading

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Loving my Purple Sprouted Broccoli – 2 recipes today

Anne from Life in Mud Spattered Boots had said my purple sprouted broccoli would wilt quickly, so I have been using it every chance I get. It has a different flavor than regular broccoli, a bit sharper.  The stems are … Continue reading

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