CSA-inspired recipes …

CSA market basket inspired recipes – or how I used this week’s collection of farm fresh food.

Recipe
Simple Summer Saute

by tmartin on August 16, 2011

We’re squabbling over who gets the golden cherry tomatoes. “Better than candy,” says my 13 year old popping a handful into her mouth, bliss in her eyes. “Warm from the sun,” I say, popping handful into my mouth, savoring the sweetness. “One for you. One for me. One for you. One for me.” She counts […]

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Pondering Cole Slaw

by tmartin on July 18, 2011

I used to think there was some magic recipe for cole slaw. I remember following pages torn from a foodie magazine, while carefully measuring all manner of fanciness. There was one with mustard oil. One with celery seeds. One with yellow raisins and currents. One with homemade mayonnaise – I made a mess with that […]

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Paean to the pea

by tmartin on July 10, 2011

Somehow my daughter has reached the ripe old age of 13 and never shelled a pea. How can that be? She loves the little green critters. As she toddled through the terrible 2s, terrifying 3s and frightening 4s, frozen peas and red peppers saved my sanity more than once. When every other food received the […]

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Caesar Salad Roll Ups

by tmartin on July 2, 2011

Giant romaine lettuce heads! They pretty much scream out Caesar Salad. Caesar Salad appeared on the scene in the early 20th century – 1924, or maybe 1925, or maybe 1927. In Mexico. Or San Diego. Or maybe even in 1903 in Chicago. Urban myth’s a beautiful thing. On a busy July 4th 1924 Caesar Cardini […]

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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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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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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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