Posted on June 30, 2014 by ryan la chica
We are Maria, Quentin, and Hawkins (the cat). This is the first summer we’ve signed up for a CSA and we couldn’t love it more! The two of us pick up full berry and vegetable shares (orchard share to come!!).
This week we got four quarts of strawberries, four stalks garlic, two stalks of red onion, three stalks of white onion, a cute plastic bag of flor de calabaza, one bunch mizuna and one of Swiss chard, two pounds of snap peas (one from Greig Farm and one from Miromex) and a pound of mixed salad greens. We ran through most of it this week save for some leftover onions and garlic. And we’ve been able to lug everything back to our home in Ridgewood in three canvas tote bags.
Though we’ve planning to make strawberry preserves the way Maria’s grandmother likes to, this time we ate through all 4 quarts by Wednesday afternoon! Last week, we somehow managed to restrain ourselves enough to save a quart for a batch of strawberry biscuits… but not this time around.
For breakfast, we often make scrambled eggs served on tortillas with some scraps of green veggies. This week we used cilantro and sugar snap peas. Both of us bring lunch to work during weekdays and we’ve been happily throwing the mixed salad greens on our turkey sandwiches for extra crunch. Yum! Continue reading
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Posted on June 16, 2014 by ryan la chica
MimoMex Veggie Share:
1/2 pound salad mix
1/2 pound bok choy
1/2 pound sweet peas
1 bunch Swiss chard
1 bunch cilantro
1 bunch of 4 pieces of garlic
1/2 pound of garlic scapes
Greig Farm Berry Share:
4 Qts of Strawberries
1 lb Sweet Peas
Northwind Farm Meat Share:
Sweet Italian Sauasage
Hot Italian Sausage
Yellow Bell Egg Share
Yellow Bell Chicken Share:
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Posted on June 16, 2014 by ryan la chica
SOKIO – We are a family of three—Amanda, Mauricio and newborn Paulo who is just twelve weeks old. We pick up full vegetable, berry, orchard, and egg shares every week, and a meat share every other week. We’ve also bought large quantities of maple syrup through Southside CSA.
We joined the CSA last year, and it transformed our lives in an amazing way! We were planning our wedding celebration which happened in August, and also got pregnant a couple of months into the season. The incredibly delicious produce, fruit and meat nourished me throughout my pregnancy (we continued with the winter shares as well), and after sampling quite a lot of meat in the first few months, we ended up special ordering some lamb, steaks and sausages for our wedding reception.
It’s been fun to come back to the Woods for pickups on a weekly basis, and a great way for some of our friends who are also members to get to know Paulo.
This last week the first strawberries arrived, and that’s definitely a hallelujah feeling for me!
I was also reminded of how bountiful the shares can be as the summer kicks in—we definitely need to clear some room in our freezer! We bought a small counter height freezer last year to store all of the meat and berries we were getting, and it’s been wonderful to feast off of last season all year long. We still have some blueberries and beets from last summer and some vegetables from the winter share.
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Posted on November 11, 2013 by ryan la chica
This week we got butternut squash, potatoes, red onions, carrots, kale, mustard greens, cilantro, parsley, popping corn, apple and apple cider. We have a Full Monty share; We eat mostly vegan and usually have no problem getting through our fruit and vegetables each week. This is our 5th year in the CSA, so by now there are very few surprises. We have our favorite recipes for each vegetable that we return to each year.
With butternut squash, we pretty much always make a butternut squash and chickpea curry from Madhur Jaffrey’s wonderful “World Vegetarian” cookbook. Continue reading
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Posted on October 7, 2013 by ryan la chica
Every Monday night, the three of us look forward to a kitchen full of locally grown vegetables from MimoMex farm. It was important to us to not only eat healthier, but to get involved in our community and support our local farms. It is always a surprise to see what we will be taking home that evening, looking forward to creating dishes using fresh and seasonal produce. To help store our vegetables, we store most items in the fruit and vegetable drawers in our refrigerator, using plastic onion and tomato savers and GreenBags that help preserve the freshness and prolong the life of our herbs and leafy greens.
With this week’s September 30th CSA share from MimoMex farm, Alison, Shaina, and Kate, aka Coffee & Donuts (more on our share name later…) used this week’s items to highlight the basket’s Mexican flavors, using the corn, cilantro, red onion, and radishes to create chicken corn enchiladas with homemade green sauce! A green enchilada sauce is hard to come by in supermarkets, so we decided to make our own! To make this super easy medium spiced green enchilada sauce, we used this week’s cilantro and red onion, and previous week’s garlic, green bell peppers, jalapenos, and one habanero pepper. We found a good base recipe online, and tweaked it to make it slightly spicier.
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Posted on September 17, 2013 by ryan la chica
Nicole shares another gem with us – Check out the recipe (and cooking tips) for Thai Red Curry with Squash & Potato over at her fab blog, Tiny Kitchen BK.
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