Posted on January 21, 2013 by craigskitchen
This month we received:
- 2 doz eggs
- tomato puree
- collard greens
- diced peppers
- butternut squash puree
- green beans
We used the tomato puree and frozen peppers in this dish. Locally made Severino papardelle pasta made this vegetarian dinner super awesome! (more…)
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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 September 16, 2012 by librarylostfound
This is my second summer with the southside CSA. I began two winters ago and was so impressed by the quality of the vegetables and fruit that I signed up for the regular season and have been hooked ever since. i love to cook, but it’s just me and my husband, so i have a half monty share which is more than enough for us to make at least 2 or 3 meals from (with leftovers). this year i also signed up for a half meat share, which has also been fantastic. last week’s distro was plentiful – corn, swiss chard, purple potatoes, onions, peppers (anaheim/cubanelle and serrano), cherry tomatoes, tomatillos and papalo herb. i decided to try to make a one pot dish out of as many ingredients as i could from the share
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Posted on September 3, 2012 by librarylostfound
With a crazy, busy week ahead of us we picked up our CSA share on Monday night and immediately got down to procrastinating about what we were going to make this week. Our time was going to be pretty limited, so we decided to try to combine as many ingredients as we could into two large meals, which would provide us with ample leftovers for the week. Here is what we got this week:
1 dozen eggs
4 lbs peaches
4 ears of corn
1 bunch of papalo
1 bunch of chard
3 green peppers
1/2 lb cherry tomatoes
1/2 lb tomatillos
1 lb purple potatoes
1/2 lb serrano peppers
So on to the first meal!
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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 October 10, 2011 by craigskitchen
I would like to say to anyone exploring and contemplating joining the Southside CSA, you will not be disappointed! Likely you are doing research because enjoying freshly harvested, vibrant and tasty local fruit and vegetables is important to you and your happiness! It took me many years to take the plunge, and you may possibly share some of my early hesitations. Can I utilize all of the food before it goes bad, will any of it go to waste, will it be overwhelming? I decided this was the year for many reasons, but I took it on as a challenge and I am so glad I did. You have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of vegetables, taste some you have never even heard of, and give your body the super nutrients that come from these fresh earth-borne delicacies on a regular basis. You eat (certainly with some supplementation) according to the seasonal clock which is great for you as well as the local farmers and the environment. My personal challenges were to cook more, utilize more variety, spend less, try recipes outside my comfort zone, and get way more of the good stuff in.
Our Devoe Street group consists of myself (Dee Dee), my boyfriend (Andy) and our fabulous neighbors (Karen & Dave). We have a Deluxe share which is a full veggy, full orchard, full berry and half egg share. Sharing with your neighbors is a great way to go if you can (especially if there are only 1 or 2 of you in your home) as it makes it fun, keeps the cost down and you can share pick up, recipes and even dinner! Karen and Dave are great cooks! This week we received another wonderful fall bounty:
- 1 bucket of apples-4 lbs of Empire & Joroman
- 1 dozen eggs
- 6 Potatoes
- 4 ears of corn
- 1 Bunch of Kale
- 2 lbs of frying peppers
- 1 Butternut squash
- 3 Tomatoes
Although I swear I have been experimenting way out of my comfort zone, this week may be slightly less optimistic in terms of creativity as we are headed for a holiday and want to make sure we use everything before we leave. So I will dub this ‘realistic week’. (more…)
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Posted on September 26, 2011 by craigskitchen
My husband Brett and I (Katie) have a Woods Deluxe Share and we use it to make all of our meals 5-6 days out of the week. In our share this week, we received: 1 bunch kale, 1 head of lettuce, 1 bucket of apples + 4 more apples, 4 pears, 1 acorn squash, 1 dozen eggs, 4 ears of corn, 2 onions, 3 potatoes, 4 green peppers & 4 cubano peppers. Newly wed, I am thoroughly enjoying preparing our CSA veggies with many new kitchen gadgets from local store Whisk. Brett also got us a supply of meat (chicken and spare ribs) from the Meat Hook, so it has been good feasting this week! We average 2-3 veggie meals and 2-3 meaty meals a week for dinner. We use these crazy “as seen on TV” green bags to keep our produce fresh for the whole week. It sounds odd, but I think they work – I grew up using them for our farmers market produce in California. They are easy to wash and reuse. As you’ll see below, I used some veggies from the previous week and they were still good! (more…)
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Posted on September 19, 2011 by craigskitchen
Our team consists of my wife Katie and I (Kenny), two insanely busy localvores who enjoy eating and our time cooking together immensely. We had been receiving a CSA while living in the Bay Area for a few years now and blogging about it over at CSA Delivery. After moving to NYC we were delighted to find that not only were there great CSA’s available, but they were full of really awesome people! Needless to say, we jumped on board as fast as we could. We have the Woods share, which is Veg every week plus Orchard & Eggs on A weeks. S o here is what we did with our share for the week with the addition of some hot peppers, and eggs from last week that were left over. (more…)
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Posted on August 8, 2011 by craigskitchen
Oh hello there. So Estefania, Elizabeth, and myself all share a Full Monty Deluxe Share which included, blueberries, blackberries, nectarines, sugar plums, Swiss Chard, Beets,Romaine Lettuce, Corn, mint, white onion, leeks, summer squash, cucumber, cilantro, annnnnddd Pipicha, that herb which I can never quite pronounce the name of. As you can see from our picture of the share, we could use a bit more counter space in our apartment, but what can you do? I guess get more counter space… but moving right along… (more…)
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Posted on July 18, 2011 by craigskitchen
My boyfriend Greg and I have a Fully Monty Deluxe share. This week the share included white onions, red onion, carrots, beets, celery, kale, lettuce, squash, sage, lemongrass, eggs and blueberries.
We cook mainly vegan at home, but love the “happy” eggs we get from the farm. We both enjoy cooking, but as we’ve been particularly busy lately, our meals have been very simple. Also, once summer hits, I find that I just want to eat huge salads all the time anyway.
My one useful tip, taught to me by a Parisian girl, is to wrap greens in paper towels before putting them in the vegetable drawer in the fridge. The paper towels absorb moisture and keep the lettuce/kale/herbs crisp and fresh for over 2 weeks.
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