Category Archives: Commentary

Thoughts about the food that fills our lives.

Pumpkin Rolls and Blueberry Smoothies

I had a wonderful Thanksgiving with my sister (and her family), my husband and my children.  Having the people I love more than anyone else in one place for three days was a spectacular gift that I truly appreciated. 🙂 … Continue reading

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Storing Fresh Ginger

I really like using fresh ginger in lots of cooking.  It is strong, adds lots of flavor, and can blend into so many types of dishes.  I used some in my cranberry jelly and the apple butter; I love it … Continue reading

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Winter CSA Week 1 – Thanksgiving Preparations

My winter CSA boxes will only come every two weeks.  Sigh. But I am excited because I got a  great variety: tomatoes, kale, napa cabbage, cranberries, turnips, peppers and a huge squash – oh, and some daikon radishes, and more … Continue reading

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Week 27 and Fresh Foods Wednesday

Kristy at Gastronomical Sovereignty is featuring csamom.com as part of Fresh Foods Wednesday.  I am flattered by the recognition.  🙂 The link up there leads to a wide variety of fresh food resources and ideas.  The Chicken Pot Pie Sliders … Continue reading

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Home Fries Breakfast Jumble

I’ve talked about how popular breakfast potatoes are at our house, but even more than potatoes, I like a full blown scramble with vegetables, meat, and scrambled eggs; the works! I started out frying bacon in my big cast iron … Continue reading

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Week 26 – Gourds and more!

I am excited about this week’s share, although I’m not really sure why. First, we got three cute little gourds. My farmer, Al Schreiber had this to say to people who complain about the gourds: “We need to talk about … Continue reading

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Week 25 and Apple Galette with Walnut Pie Crust

This week our box had a larger pumpkin, big round tomatoes, onions, potatoes, bell peppers and sweet peppers, a cabbage and four beautiful apples.  The potatoes and onions re-stock our staples, the cabbage braised with butter and thyme is one … Continue reading

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Saturday Upsides – Dirty dishes

Saturday Upsides  This week I had hoped to attempt seven days of Upsides, but unfortunately, it was a rough week at work and home (with lots of very funny stories, now that it is over), but only one upside to … Continue reading

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Bruschetta with Focaccia and Mixed Veggie Relish

Last Saturday, I made a batch of pizza dough and tried to see how many different things I could make out of it.  I made bread sticks, which were heavenly with the baba ghanoush. I attempted crackers, which I am … Continue reading

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Week 24 – Pumpkins and Peppers

This week in our box we had one pumpkin (I got the second one from the share box), purple curly kale, a cantelope, small  carrots,  lots of peppers and two bunches of bok choy. The peppers are a wonderful mixture … Continue reading

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