RSSEating Locally, Homecooking, Gardening

CSA Day: Basil White Bean Dip and Other Tasty Ideas

CSA Day: Basil White Bean Dip and Other Tasty Ideas

| August 18, 2010 | 5 Comments

Last night, a neighbor dropped by as we were starting to sit down to dinner. She took a look at the table and said, “Wow.” Our dinner featured grilled sirloin, which I sliced thin so that we could stretch the portions so that it would feed seven. Then there was Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage, […]

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Grilled Summer Squash with Tomatoes, Garlic and Scallions

Grilled Summer Squash with Tomatoes, Garlic and Scallions

| August 12, 2010 | 1 Comment

One of the best parts of belonging to a CSA is getting to chat with the farmers when you pick up your share. We discuss the crops, how things are progressing and trade tips on what to do with the produce. Today, the conversation revolved around some cows that the farm will be getting in […]

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Sesame Soy Napa Cabbage Slaw Recipe

Sesame Soy Napa Cabbage Slaw Recipe

| August 3, 2010 | 4 Comments

When the school packet arrived last week, I got choked up. Parked at the top of our long, winding driveway, I quickly scanned the forms for teacher names while the kids demanded to know if there was mail for them. “One second, guys,” I said. It was the last day of July, a beautiful, spotless […]

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CSA Day: Asian Napa Cabbage Slaw with Peanut Sauce Recipe

CSA Day: Asian Napa Cabbage Slaw with Peanut Sauce Recipe

| July 28, 2010 | 4 Comments

Waiting patiently has never been something I do particularly well … but when it comes to the CSA (that’s Community Supported Agriculture — I own a subscription for a once-a-week produce box at a local farm), I don’t mind the wait until 1 p.m. on Wednesdays. Somehow, it’s different and exciting — without driving me […]

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CSA Day: What To Make With Your Produce

CSA Day: What To Make With Your Produce

| July 22, 2010 | 1 Comment

Welcome customers of Shortt’s Farm CSA! Scroll down for fabulous recipes to use today’s produce. One of the wonderful things about belonging to a CSA is that I try new things all the time … and I am constantly looking for new methods of making things. It’s awesome. But, of course, when you are always […]

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Grilled Radish Packets Recipe

Grilled Radish Packets Recipe

| July 20, 2010 | 6 Comments

Growing up, I always picked radishes out of salads. To me, they were a garnish that shouldn’t be consumed ever. The fierce peppery-ness just didn’t appeal to me at all. But then, a few years ago, I tried Balsamic Sauteed Radishes and it was a complete revelation. The peppery taste of the little, hard, red […]

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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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Grilled Caprese Lasagna Recipe

Grilled Caprese Lasagna Recipe

| June 23, 2010 | 8 Comments

Hello, my name is Sarah and I am a fresh mozzarella, tomato and pesto addict. We eat it as a salad, on bread, over pasta and mixed into baked potatoes. And now … we even have a go-to lasagna recipe that’s perfect for summer. This grilled lasagna is super easy to make. It can be […]

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