COUGAR Member Diary

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In the five years we’ve been Southside CSA members, we’ve frequently planned a fall dinner party in order to share some of our haul and try out some more ambitious dishes to share in our blog post.  This year we did have a party, but one of an entirely different sort. Since we welcomed Elias, our seven month old, into our family, our meals need to be fast and ideally sharable with a baby. We still like to entertain, though, so our recipes this week will feature two meals from the beginning of the weak meant to take us through a few days, a few lightning fast meals, baby friendly treats, and some party food from the Halloween bash we threw for Elias’s buddies and their parents.

This week’s share

We pick up bi-weekly, and we have the veggie, orchard, berry, egg, and meat shares.  We began the week with several (still fresh!) leftover items from our previous week’s pickup due to some busy schedules, stomach viruses, and time spent out of town with our families. So, some items featured in this week’s meals are from the prior week.

Included in this week’s pickup: Apples, apple cider, red and yellow onions, decorative gourds (‘tis the season), popping corn, Swiss chard, two bunches of spinach, mustard greens, and a head of cabbage.

Beginning of the week meals

We began each of the last two weeks with soups.

Last week, we used up some of our CSA veggies with a corn chowder.

For this chowder we used:

  • Olive Oil
  • 3 strips of bacon
  • 2 onions (CSA)
  • 6 cups of chicken stock (we used a stock made from the scraps of a Northwind Farm chicken, veggie scraps, and some CSA lemongrass for kick)
  • 4 ears of corn, kernels off the cob, and two ears reserved for the soup
  • 3 waxy potatoes (store bought)
  • 2 Cups of Cream
  • Salt and Pepper
  1. We cooked the bacon in a bit of olive oil, then took it out of the pan.
  2. Then, we sautéed up a few small onions
  3. When those were soft, we added the stock and the corn. We threw in the cobs for extra flavor
  4. Then we added the potatoes. When everything was cooked through, we added cream and salt and pepper to taste.

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This lasted us through three dinners! Continue reading

Oct 13th B Week Shares

MimoMex Vegetable Shares
4 pieces corn
1 bunch green mustard greens
1 bunch oriental salad mix
1 bunch arugula
1 bunch red mustard greens
1 bunch radish
1 bunch cilantro
1 bunch spinach

Greig Farm Berry Share

1 bag of apples
1 mini pumpkin
1 decorative gourd

NY Orchard Share
2 pounds apples
1 cider

Yellow Bell Egg Share
Dozen eggs

Yellow Bellow Chicken Share
Whole chicken

Northwind Farm Meat Share
Package of hot Italian sausages
Package of turkey wings
A fresh chicken
Rib steak

 

 

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Dana & Zoe Member Diary – Week of Sept 29

1 our haul

My Husband and I have half shares of vegetable, orchard, berry, egg and meat. Below is an example of how we use up all of the goodness!!

Monday night:To tired to cook, so we spent the evening sorting our share and eating leftovers- corn and turkey leg stuffed poblano peppers with tomatillo salsa.

2 Roast chicken and swiss chard

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Oct 6th A Week Shares

MimoMex Vegetable
4ears of corn, half pound poblano peppers, 1 bunch spinach, half pound chilaca peppers, half pound tomatillos, 1 bunch spinach, 1bunch arugula, 1 bunch radish, 1 bunch red mizuna, 1 bunch mustard greens, 1 bunch cilantro,

Greig Farm “Berry”
1bag assorted Apples & 1 decorative gourd

NY Orchard
1.5 pounds Macintosh Apples & 1.5 pounds Jonagold Apples

Northwind Farm Meat
1 package bone in turkey thighs & large beef top sirloin roast (5+ pound
Ds)

Yellow Bell Egg
1 dozen Eggs

Yellow Bell Chicken
1 big Roaster

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Sept 29th B Week Shares

MimoMex Vegetable Share

Arugula 1 bunch Broccoli 1piece Cilantro 1bunch Tomatillo 1/2 pound Serrano 1/2 pound Pumpkin 1piece Peppers 1pound Swiss chard 1bunch Onions 1pound Lettuce 1 head

NY Orchard Share

Fuji Apples 1 & 1/2 pounds

Red Delicious 1 & 1/2 pounds

Greig Farm “Berry” Share 

Apples 1bag

Pumpkin 1 piece

Gourd 1 piece

Yellow Bell Egg Share

1 dozen Eggs

Northwind Farm Meat Share

Pair of of poussins, Package of turkey wings, Package of ground beef, Package of Hot Italian sausages

Yellow Bell Chicken  Share

Whole chicken

 

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Share Info – Sept 22nd

MimoMex Vegetable Share
1 Acorn Squash, 1 bunch Kale, 1/2 pound Poblano Peppers, 1/2 pound Jalapeño Peppers, 1/2 pound Tomatillos, 1 1/2 pound Zuchinni, 1 bunch Cilantro, 1 bunch Lemongrass, 1 1/2 pound Tomatoes

Greig Farm “Berry” Share
1 bag assorted apples, 1 sugar pumpkin, & 1 decorative gourd

NY Orchard Share
3 lbs Seckel Pears

Yellow Bell Egg Share
1 dozen Eggs

Yellow Bell Chicken Share
1 whole Chicken

Northwind Farm Meat Share
1 large packet Ground Beef, 1 large packet Pork Hocks, 1 package Sweet Italian Sausages, 1 split shell Chicken breast

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