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Thoughts about the food that fills our lives.

Winter CSA Box #7 – All The Good Stuff :)

The box today was filled with lots of lovely treats and two ugly chunks of squash my daughter told me I should throw out – immediately.  I reminded her than any poor, ugly squash can become rolls and thus, become … Continue reading

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Saving the Squash

In my last box there was a large chunk of what had been a HUGE Pink Banana squash.  My farmer’s notes say some of them were over 50 lbs and he had one at his house that weighed in at … Continue reading

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Winter CSA – Box 6 – Staples and those @#$%^&* Gophers

This week we got staple groceries: mixed salad greens, collard greens, cute little carrots, oregano, garlic, six onions (6!), dried garbanzo beans  🙂 and 4 cobs of popcorn.  Oh, and a chunk of what must have been an extremely large … Continue reading

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American Farmland Trust

I was in the office of one of my partners at the law firm and he had these awesome stickers. American Farmland Trust is committed to protecting the nation’s farm and ranch land, keeping it healthy and improving the economic … Continue reading

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Winter CSA Box 5 – Its all about the greens

Good thing I have learned lots of ways to use greens, because we got A LOAD of them this week. The box included swiss chard, collard greens, beets (with greens), turnips (with greens), a bag of mixed cooking greens, a winter … Continue reading

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My New Mexican Cookbook – Part 1: Creole Squash

During his career, my husband has  worked with many Hispanic gentlemen.  He frequently raves about the wonderful Mexican food they bring to work or that he has enjoyed in their homes. My repertoire of Mexican food is limited to the … Continue reading

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Winter CSA Box 4 – Finally, a use for all those radishes! Smoked Turkey

In addition to being ridiculously busy at work, we replaced the carpet in two rooms with hardwood floors – at Christmas.  What were we thinking?!  The computer lives in the dining room, which was the first room to get new … Continue reading

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Cooking the Recipes of Others – Beef and Bok Choy Pie and General Tso’s Chicken

Sometimes recipes online don’t work as well as advertised.  I won’t describe those.  But lately, I have had very good luck trying other’s recipes to use up my CSA vegetables. First, I tried Kirsten’s Beef and Bok Choy pie from … Continue reading

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Winter CSA box 3 and getting rid of the last of the Thanksgiving leftovers – Turkey Stock

I was really excited by this week’s box, mostly because we got shallots.  I hate, hate, HATE buying two pathetic shallots at the grocery store in those little plastic net bags and paying over $3 for the privilege.  And that … Continue reading

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Winter CSA – Box #2 – I thought it was romaine….

Since my winter CSA boxes aren’t delivered every week, I need to call it Box #2 instead of Week #2.  To add to the confusion, our next box is next week, only one week! No delay or chance to eat … Continue reading

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