Category Archives: Commentary

Thoughts about the food that fills our lives.

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 10 – Finally, some veggies!

Yesterday, we picked up our first box in several weeks.  But now, it is Spring and some of the spring produce is starting to come up.  We didn’t get a huge variety, but we got a lot. 5 lbs of … Continue reading

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Winter CSA Box 9 – Its coming up Greens – the last box before St. Patrick’s Day

We’ve been very busy around here lately, with big changes at work, at home, at school.  We have been cooking, taking notes and photos of how we have used our CSA goodies, but I just have not had the opportunity … Continue reading

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Winter CSA Box 8 – He lied to me! :(

My farmer sends out an e-mail a few days before we pick up, giving us an idea of what he is planning to put in our boxes.  Last weekend, he said there would be Romanesque Cauliflower. We had this for … Continue reading

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Lemon Lavender Ice Cream – it might be something good…

This is a pure csamom creation.  I wanted to cook something with the lavender and thought it might nicely complement lemon ice cream.  However, I had production issues in the process (ie:  I didn’t pay attention to what I was … Continue reading

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