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. (more…)
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Posted on January 21, 2013 by ryan la chica
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 January 20, 2013 by ryan la chica
Butternut Squash Puree!!
One of our fab member’s Naomi wrote this up last season. We had been slacking over at Southside CSA headquarters in getting this posted last season and decided to wait until it was Winter season again. As we are knee deep into the season and have received the puree in both Dec & Jan distributions, we decided it would be a great time to share her tips!
Just because winter share is over doesn’t mean you don’t have three blocks of squash puree in your freezer. This year, I decided I would lower my intake of squash soup and do some more caloric things with my squash blocks. Here a few squash recipes I tried that will help you get through the tedious warm spring days and remember that the cold dark days of winter are right around the corner. Enjoy.
Squash Puree Risotto
PLEASE NOTE: The squash puree we get is a little more watery than puree you’d make yourself so unless you really love baby food, add the squash puree when the rice is still al dente. You’ll need a little less stock. Also, if you don’t have leeks, use onions. They are easier to clean anyway – not that I’ve ever rinsed leeks three times. And vegetable stock can be substituted for chicken stock.
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Posted on August 8, 2011 by ryan la chica
Yeah! Our first video recipe of the 2011 season.
Yum! Looking good. Thanks Meng & Alex for sharing.
Can’t wait to see what the rest of you cook up…
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Posted on July 25, 2011 by ryan la chica
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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Posted on November 10, 2010 by ryan la chica
We’re two households of two each, and we’ve been sharing the full Domino plan, full orchard and half eggs. Usually, we meet up at the share on Monday nights, divvy up the goods (or arm-wrestle for the things that can’t be easily divided), grab a drink and talk shop, then return to our respective abodes to cook like fiends. But recently our schedules have made it so we had to switch weeks, with each household taking turns with the entire share. Thus, both households are ponying up for this post, with some items from the previous week’s share. So this is more of an example of how many meals you can get out of 2 weeks of a share like ours. It’s a two-fer Monday, good times!
The Nov 1 share looked like this:
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Posted on September 29, 2010 by ryan la chica
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 20, 2010 by ryan la chica
This weeks goodies:
1 bunch of spinach 1 head of lettuce 1 bunch of radishes 1/2 pound of tomatillos 1/2 pound of jalapenos 1 eggplant 1 acorn squash 1 bunch of parsley 1 bunch of mint 1 bunch of coriander apples galore! punnet of raspberries
I was a little worried about doing the member diary this week, as at the last minute Lucas had to go away for work which left me on my lonesome with all this fruit & vege to consume, to get creative with & to write about! Not the worst task in the world, but I’m 35 weeks pregnant and feeling very much like being cooked for rather than doing the cooking! But I soldiered on and this is what the week looked like! (more…)
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