Posted on September 16, 2012 by librarylostfound
This is our fourth year as CSA members. We have a Full Monty share. Each year it gets easier. By now we pretty much know what to do with everything and rarely get surprised by new vegetables. We cook mainly vegan at home (no meat, fish or dairy), but love the “happy” eggs we get from the farm.
We usually make a couple of big dishes each week that can then be eaten for lunch or dinner on days we don’t have time to cook. We try to come up with ideas for what to do with our fruit and veggies on Monday evening, then drop by the grocery store for extra recipe ingredients on Tuesday after work, and spend a couple of hours Tuesday or Wednesday cooking. We’re both competent cooks, so together it only takes us a few hours to turn most of our share into food for the week.
This week’s share included Eggs, Peaches, Apples, Acorn Squash, Kale, Japanese Eggplant, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Radishes, Mint and Rosemary (traded half our mint for half my sister’s rosemary, so got some of both).
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Posted on August 13, 2012 by librarylostfound
This is my third year in the Southside CSA and it’s always a highlight of my summer. This year I have a half veggie, half orchard, half eggs, and half (shared) berry. Officially, this share is mine alone, but I tend to cook for my roommate, my boyfriend, friends or coworkers often. The vegetables make up most of my lunches and dinners for the first week with a few things saved for the next (off) week. To keep from getting overwhelmed, I set up my berry share on the opposite week of my vegetable/fruit/egg share.
What a haul this week! Cilantro, basil, carrots, kale, leeks, beets, green peppers, zucchini, purple potatoes, corn, a dozen eggs, and two kinds of plums.
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Posted on August 9, 2012 by librarylostfound
Our Half Monty share of veggies, eggs, orchard, and berries is split between three
roommates: Mo, Michele, and myself, Teresa. Last month, Michele moved into her
own place, and I leave New York in just a week for the West Coast, so it’s with a heavy
heart that I cooked up this week’s share. I’ve always enjoyed cooking, and farmshare
has provided me with a welcome challenge to incorporate new items into my repertoire,
and for that I – and my palate – are forever grateful! So consider this member diary my
departing love letter to Southside CSA.
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Posted on September 29, 2010 by craigskitchen
Southside CSA Diary for the week of 9/20
One important thing to note about our share is that my boyfriend does not eat vegetables, only lettuces, potatoes, and raw carrots. But he loves fruits, berries, eggs, and meat of all sorts. This means I have to really make the most of the veggie share all on my own, especially as I hate to waste good food.
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Posted on September 28, 2010 by craigskitchen
I’m mostly a vegan (but eat the CSA eggs as they come from happy hens), and my boyfriend Greg usually eats vegan food when we’re at home (he describes himself as a part-time vegan). Greg loves spicy food, so over the years we’ve gravitated towards Indian cooking. (more…)
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Posted on August 27, 2010 by craigskitchen
…and other cooking adventures with seasonal fruit. (more…)
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Posted on July 23, 2010 by craigskitchen
Last night was one of the best and most rewarding meals I’ve ever made. Knowing that 50% of my ingredients came from a local farm made me so happy and this farm share has changed my life! I was never much of a cooker so this is a huge step for me!
Thanks Southside CSA! - Ruth
Blueberry, Peach & Mint Refresher: (more…)
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Posted on July 18, 2010 by craigskitchen
Southside CSA Veggie Share: red leaf lettuce. kale. celery. zucchini. spanish onions. red onion. leek. rosemary. mint. lemongrass
Week 5: Jecca Barry & Jay Dunn
A bit about my eating habits — I’m a vegetarian with strong vegan tendencies. My exeption to the vegan rule is the eggs from the CSA. The way I see it…if the chickens have names, they’re probably pretty happy…so the eggs are ‘happy eggs’. (more…)
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Posted on July 11, 2010 by craigskitchen
Thanks to the long weekend, we had Monday off from work, and figured we could knock out our distribution shift. After setting up, we manned the egg and berry table for the evening. For those of you who got the berry and egg shares, we can admit to severe jealousy, as after sitting with the multi-colored eggs and gorgeous buckets of berries, our vegetable share seemed insufficient. That said, what a vegetable bounty it was:
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Posted on June 28, 2010 by craigskitchen
Week #2 Distribution
Week #2 MimoMex Veggie Share: Basil. Parsley. Cilantro. Radish. Romaine. Spinach. Kale. Garlic. Green Onions. 1 dozen eggs (more…)
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