Posted on November 25, 2012 by librarylostfound
Our household loves kale and sweet potatoes. For the last delivery of the season, we decided to have a super duper kale-fest. Below are a few of our favorite recipes, including two with kale. They are very quick and easy and best of all, healthy! Enjoy.
THE GRAND STREET GO-TO
Tonight (and most nights really) we sauteed kale and served it with roasted sweet potatoes and brown rice. You can serve this meal with braggs, tahini or any other kind of sauce that you happen like.
ANTS ON A LOG
Roast whole sweet potatoes with the skin on
Take them out of the oven, cut in half
Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle wtih sea salt
Serve over black quinoa.
This meal is very simple but the flavors are just right!!
WUTANG KALE SALAD
Discard kale stems
Rinse & chop leaves, and put in a big bowl
add olive oil and sea salt
massage leaves with your hands a few minutes
add finely sliced apples and julianned radished
add apple cider vinegar to taste
add fresh lemon juice to taste
sprinkle with nuts and seeds. (we like pistachios! and recently tried a flax-see nut mix)
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Posted on November 12, 2012 by librarylostfound
Our share name is KLINE and we are Katie Kline and Brett Scieszka. This is our third year as members of the Southside CSA! We have a veggie, egg, and berry share. I am a graduate student in visual arts at Columbia and Brett is a bartender at Vinegar Hill House (http://vinegarhillhouse.com/
). Unfortunately our current schedules this fall have not allowed us to pick up every week any more so we are now dividing our share in half with a friend, Beryl. Even at that rate – we still have enough food to fill most meals – heck look at that squash!
For 10/15 we received the following:
1 bunch collard greens
1 bunch kale
1 generous bunch cilantro
1 GIANT long island squash (I don’t remember the exact name)
1 dozen eggs
1 bunch radish
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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 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
I’ve been doing the Southside CSA on and off for the past 4 years and I’m back “on” again for a bunch of reasons: the food variety is better and the share has gotten larger over the years, I’m eating more meals at home, I’ve grown more comfortable in the kitchen and it’s still really convenient for me to pick up the share at The Woods. I’m a triathlete so I don’t stop eating, ever, and the full share of veggies and half share of berries and eggs has proven to be a perfect amount of food for me. I might have people over or offer some meals to my three roommates towards the end of the week, sometimes I trade baked goods for coffee at my coffee spot or bring stuff to work to share with my colleagues but ultimately there’s barely any food leftover from the previous week and I always look forward to stocking up every Monday night. Monday and Tuesdays are my days off from my job so they’re usually heavy training, eating, and cooking/food prep days for me. This keeps the fridge relatively organized, not totally overflowing with four people’s food and I don’t have to worry about cooking the rest of the week if I take care of it all right after I pick up the share.
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Posted on July 15, 2012 by librarylostfound
I have to first say how much I look forward to Monday nights and our CSA pickup. There are always surprises and everything is delicious. This is our second year as members of Southside, not just for the fresh fruit and veggies but because this group is hyper-organized, super nice, and heavily involved in building and protecting the community. Speaking of community, our share ‘family’ is myself and my boyfriend, Andy, and our downstairs neighbors, Karen & Dave. We share the ‘woods deluxe’ which is vegetables and berries every week and eggs and orchard every other week.
So, I had thought last week was the week to blog and then I got word it was this week, so I have an combination to report.
Last week’s haul:
Blueberries, Kale, Purslane, Broccoli, Lettuce, English Peas, Spring Onion, Parsley
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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 July 25, 2011 by craigskitchen
This week’s share: kale, romaine, cilantro, basil, red and yellow onions, carrots, radishes, summer squash and zucchini, celery, peaches, plums, eggs
My two roommates and I have a Full Monty share. Since I wrote last season’s member diary, I’ve switched from freelancing to working full-time, so I’ve had less time to cook anything complicated. My roommates and I are all working 9-5 and use the share mostly for dinners, but we try to make enough for lunch the next day, too. All the greens and herbs in the season so far have been great for fast salads and simple preparations that still have a lot of flavor. The heat this weekend kept us out of the city and out of the kitchen, but here are some lighter things good for the summer weather (and one dessert for which I braved using the oven). (more…)
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