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CSA Day: Caramelized Onion and Kale Salad and Other Great Ideas

CSA Day: Caramelized Onion and Kale Salad and Other Great Ideas

| July 14, 2010 | 3 Comments

Welcome customers of Shortt’s Farm CSA! Scroll down for a delicious Caramelized Onion and Kale Salad recipe and other fabulous recipes to use today’s produce. Last summer, on a clear August evening, my cousin popped over to my house and dropped off a container of a delicious, refreshing curly kale salad made with whisper-thin red […]

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Mustard Greens and Beet Greens Salad Recipe with Herb Vinaigrette

Mustard Greens and Beet Greens Salad Recipe with Herb Vinaigrette

| July 13, 2010 | 3 Comments

When mustard greens appeared in my CSA box last week, I didn’t even have a chance to groan before my beloved farmer told me to just try them. My farmer knows me well — anything with the word ‘mustard’ in it is sure to send me packing. However, I do believe in trying everything once, […]

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CSA Day: Cinnamon-alicious Zucchini Bread and Other Great Ideas

CSA Day: Cinnamon-alicious Zucchini Bread and Other Great Ideas

| July 7, 2010 | 5 Comments

Welcome customers of Shortt’s Farm CSA! Scroll down for my fabulous Cinnamon-alicious Zucchini Bread recipe and other fabulous recipes to use today’s produce. Confession time: I don’t like zucchini. Not one little bit. I hate how it gets all mushy and watery when cooked — it reminds me of slime. How terrible of me, right? […]

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Ramps, and a Delicious Quick and Easy Ramp Pesto

Ramps, and a Delicious Quick and Easy Ramp Pesto

| May 11, 2010 | 5 Comments

This quick and easy recipe for Ramp Pesto uses the seasonal wild onion to make a bold pesto that my kids and I love. Meet ramps … In the bowl pictured above are some chopped ramps, a wild onion that grows in the Eastern part of the United States and Canada. Also known as a […]

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Thoughts on Eating Local

Thoughts on Eating Local

| July 28, 2009 | 5 Comments

Mmm. That is a locally grown and butchered Delmonico steak, hot off the grill. The cow is from a farm run by a family with a young child and I buy it directly from the mom at the farmers market. I. Love. That. Frankly, I don’t write about eating locally raised and grown food nearly […]

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How to Freeze Fresh Strawberries

How to Freeze Fresh Strawberries

| June 28, 2009 | 6 Comments

One of my goals for this year is to extend our local eating for as long into the winter as we can. I’ve done this hear and there in the past, putting up jams and relishes and freezing pestos and sauces, but this year I want a more comprehensive effort. As fruits and vegetables hit […]

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A Taste of Fresh Beets

A Taste of Fresh Beets

| August 22, 2008 | 6 Comments

I love beets. They are one of those vegetables that you can toss with a glaze or chop into a salad. But they don’t require special preparations to be great. They can also shine alone with just a sprinkle of sea salt. When steamed or boiled just right, where they still have a bit of […]

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Fresh From the Farm: My Big Fat CSA Haul

Fresh From the Farm: My Big Fat CSA Haul

| August 18, 2008 | 1 Comment

I was absolutely blown away by my overflowing CSA box this week. So much great stuff to use! The heirloom tomato, grape tomatoes and a red tomato went into a tomato and blue cheese salad (more on that later this week). Another tomato went into a summertime favorite for the kids and I: lemony tomato […]

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Fresh From the Farm: CSA Week 1

Fresh From the Farm: CSA Week 1

| August 8, 2008 | 1 Comment

We had our feet in the surf the other day, Will, Paige, my brother and sister and I. As waves would come, we’d all leap into the air. I supported Paige, who is just learning to stand, with my hands while we jumped up and down. Each time, she’d let out a gleeful cackling laugh. […]

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Local Bites: Poached Egg on Mixed Greens with Maple-Roasted Bacon and Balsamic Sauteed Radishes

Local Bites: Poached Egg on Mixed Greens with Maple-Roasted Bacon and Balsamic Sauteed Radishes

| June 27, 2008 | 1 Comment

I’ve met the chicken that laid the egg I had for this lunch. I know the two farmers who grew the radishes and the lettuce too. That’s local. Shawn looked at me a little funny when I suggested a nice mixed green salad (red leaf lettuce from Shortt’s Farm and Garden Center in Sandy Hook […]

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