Sidebar – My CSA Experiment

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. You, a member of the community, pay the farm a fixed dollar amount at the beginning of the season. Then, each week you pick up a basket of the ripe & ready … whatever is in season is on the table! I decided to give it a try and have dubbed this the Summer of Vegetables.

Recipe:
Collards with vinegar & brown sugar

by tmartin on July 1, 2011

Oh dear. When I picked up my veggies this week, I learned that many people had “turned in” their collard greens from the week before. Maybe I should have gotten my collard greens cooking-challenge-of-the-week up sooner and given those frightened folks a cheer of encouragement to try this most ancient of cultivated crops. (Or, if […]

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OMG, I have never seen more giant lettuce! Between my CSA collection and a neighbor’s garden, I was like salad girl. And then I became the lettuce goddess, sharing the wealth among other lettuce lovers. FIVE, count ‘em FIVE different kinds! Plus spinach. But the veggie challenge for the week was collard greens. More on […]

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Recipe:
Purple Kale … Soup!

by tmartin on June 19, 2011

It was gray and cold. And I had a giant bunch of purple kale, fresh from the ground, plus some cute little carrots. And spring onions. And rosemary and oregano in my garden. Time for … Purple Kale Soup! What I used: Large bunch of purple kale six slices of bacon four cute little carrots […]

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June 14 – Purple Kale

by tmartin on June 15, 2011

Another bag of green stuff! And I only got lost leaving this time, which shows great improvement on the part of this directionally-challenged girl. Purple kale, round red radishes, little skinny sweet carrots, black leaf lettuce, and a mysterious green that goes into salads. The latter resembles something I’ve weeded out of the yard … […]

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Recipe:
Penne with Broccoli Rabe

by tmartin on June 9, 2011

SUMMER OF VEGGIES – June 9 – At The Stove – Well, tonight I decided to learn how to tame that wild looking broccoli rabe (aka broccoli rapini). Did the usual web search and found much conflicting information – but there were three common themes: garlic, olive oil, and enjoy with a glass of wine! […]

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June 07: Green Stuff

by tmartin on June 7, 2011

I just picked up my first harvest. It is green. Lots of green. I’m trying an experiment this  year. I’ve bought into a season of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) at a farm on the Brewster/Harwich line. Every week, starting this week, I pick up a box of produce. It comes out to about $20/week, pretty […]

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