Tag Archive: CSA

Grilled Zucchini Caprese Salad

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I’ve had a change of heart…. This summer, I am embracing salads. In the past, salads were just a way to get rid of the plethora of lettuce that fills our CSA box all summer long. And, I’ve never been a fan of lettuce. This year, though, I have realized that salads don’t have to…

Simple Roasted Tomato Basil Sauce

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Most years, I attempt to grow tomatoes in the garden.  In the past, I’ve never had luck with anything but cherry tomatoes.  I’ve been lucky to get one or two ripe tomatoes off of my plants throughout the entire summer.  This year, however, I seem to have developed a knack for tomatoes.  I started heirloom tomato plants…

Challenge: Crisps, Cobblers, and Fruit Desserts (Kitchen Bootcamp July)

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For many of you, summer is now in full swing. That means that fruit season is also in full swing.  I know we’ve been enjoying all of the fresh and local fruit that we’ve been receiving from our fruit CSA so far this summer.  And, there is plenty more to come! So, when Mardi from…

Deep Dish Zucchini and Tomato Pizza

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Last week, our CSA box had one tomato in it – the first tomato of the season.  Tomatoes have come a bit early this year (along with many other things) due to the unusually warm spring that we had.  But, i’m not complaining. Each year I wait for the first local tomatoes. You can’t beat the vine-ripened…

Garlic Scape Taco Sauce

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When it comes to cooking, I tend to keep things simple this time of year.  Once our CSA starts up in the late spring, I find myself doing much less grocery shopping.  Instead, we do our best to eat the fresh produce that we get from our CSA, supplemented with a few essentials that I…

Strawberry Vanilla Preserves

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This year, my husband and I are members of a local fruit CSA for the first time.  It only started a few weeks ago, but we are really loving it. I am especially loving the fact that there is plenty of fruit left over each week for me to do some small batch canning! Knowing that…

Maple Dijon Vinaigrette

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Last week was the first week for both our CSA and the local farmers’ market… I was thrilled to finally have an abundance of fresh and local produce. Our CSA box included strawberries, snap peas, green onions, radishes, and lettuce… Lots of lettuce!  When I stopped at the farmers’ market, it was more of the same. …

Fresh and Local on a Budget (WFMW)

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It’s not uncommon for me to be making my way through the produce section at our local grocery store while grumbling under my breath. I’m sure the other shoppers think I’m nuts. The thing is, it’s increasingly difficult to find fresh and local produce (forget about fresh, local, and organic… not happening!), and if I…

Cumin Scented Beet and Carrot Soup

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I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I just love this time of year. I can’t get enough! One of the things I love most about the fall is the produce that is in season. When you think of fall produce, I’m sure that apples and pumpkins come to mind right away. And, I love…

Gazpacho

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Last weekend, my husband and I watched the movie Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead.  How’s that for a Monday morning blog post intro? It’s relevant, though… I promise! You see, we have a few friends who have done the whole “juicing” diet thing. Some have had good results, others have ended up not feeling so…