Category Archives: CSA Adventures

Winter Squash

A quick one while I watch the Eagles (hopefully) finish off the Cowboys… We got our first winter squash this week. I’ve almost taken off fingers in the past trying to chop and peel an uncooked winter squash for cooking, … Continue reading

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I conquered TOFU!!!!

Tofu has always been terrifying for me…I’ve tried and tried throughout the years and it never tasted good and the consistency was—-well, not so good. After a wonderful experience with tempeh over the Thanksgiving weekend (thanks Courtenay and Mark!) I … Continue reading

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Side Dishes : Braised Radishes and Sweet Potato Latkes

Our main dish on Sunday was just turkey legs and thighs (we didn’t need a whole turkey…so why not just the best parts?), so we made a couple of side dishes with our CSA veggies. The first was a simple … Continue reading

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First Course : Escalibada

Escalibada is a dish we were introduced to while visiting our friends in Barcelona. It’s so simple yet so good–just grilled vegetables in olive oil. For our version, we coated eggplant, bell pepper, yellow squash, onion and garlic with a … Continue reading

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Belated Thanksgiving Dinner Preview

…in which we pick up the CSA box, immediately go camping for Thanksgiving, neglect to bring those vegetables which would have tasted very yummy on a camping grill, and attempt to cook a belated turkey dinner on the Sunday after … Continue reading

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Recycling into Soup

So the other day Heather braised bok choy and radishes flavored with miso, and while it tasted good, was over-misoed and salty. Now another challenge we have, in addition to using up the box, is also to not let the … Continue reading

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I miso may, I miso might…..

Turnips and Daikon radishes. What to do? I realized that we also had a bok choy left, so I decided to try an Asian-inspired sauté. I peeled and cubed the turnips and radishes and then braised them in rice wine … Continue reading

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Fried Green Tomatoes

Well, not quite. But we got green tomatoes this week. And the only thing I know about green tomatoes is that there was a movie called Fried Green Tomatoes that I haven’t actually seen. (And we’ll probably make fried green … Continue reading

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When in doubt….PICKLE!

I’ve been quite successful keeping up with the vegetables in the box throughout the week. We usually eat the last CSA dish on the evening that we have just received the new veggies for the week. It can sometimes be … Continue reading

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Greens: They’re Good for You!

Being part of a Filipino family, I am learning about using every part of the food…respect for the animal or plant, but also the historical reasons for this belief. Pete’s family has told me many stories about the Spaniards using … Continue reading

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