Posted on January 20, 2013 by craigskitchen
pic by Eating Asia
For Winter Share alums, the fresh pea shoots we get are pretty much a hands down favorite. For newbies, they can be a bit of a mystery. To help those unfamiliar dive, Melanie sent along her tips for these delicious greens…
Pea shoots! Isn’t it just great to eat fresh local greens in the winter? The younger they are the more tender and delicious to eat raw. As soon I arrived home after this month’s pickup I made this simple dressing and ate half the bag without even bothering to sit down. The rest I used for breakfast omelets with blue cheese… not bad either!
- 2 generous tablespoons olive oil
- 2 heaping tablespoons tahini
- juice from 1/2 a lemon
- about a half or so teaspoon of molasses
mix with a fork. toss in pea shoots. eat with chopsticks!
(transferring to a plate and sitting down is optional)
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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 June 12, 2012 by craigskitchen
This is our 4th year being a part of the great Southside CSA. We usually do a full veggie and egg share, but after witnessing the insane berry bounty last year, we decided to go for the Full Monty Deluxe.
I cook 1-3 meals for us every day, so everything is usually eaten by my husband and I with some small dinner parties thrown in. We eat mainly vegetarian but not exclusively.
This weeks share was 1 pound of fresh green peas, 4 quarts (!) of strawberries and a dozen eggs.
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Posted on May 29, 2012 by librarylostfound
Hi! My name is Jessica and my boyfriend Jack & I chose the Berry Monte share with Southside CSA. This is our first try with any CSA, ever. We are pretty excited because our list of favorite things to do includes: Go to metal shows, be really loud, drink beer, and cook really good food with our friends. My boyfriend is doing the whole Paleo thing right now (aka “the caveman diet”) so we were excited to get our veggie/egg/berries in surplus this summer.
When we went to pickup on Monday the 21st, it was a rainy evening; so all distribution was moved indoors. But that didn’t mean we weren’t absolutely stoked – Strawberries! The first of the season!
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Posted on July 9, 2011 by craigskitchen
the mystery herb
New members have been a little confused with some of the herbs coming from MimoMex. Mexican specialty herbs like epazote, quelite, and papalo are key ingredients in some of the most delicious cuisine from Latin America and a bonus to Southside CSA shares. Not a typical part of most CSA shares, we are lucky to be partnered with MimoMex Farm and recieving these uncommon, gourmet herbs. Those familiar with papalo know it is easy to make impressive meals with the herb. It has a pungent, citrusy taste, often likened to arugula, cilantro, and rue. (more…)
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Posted on May 20, 2011 by craigskitchen
Popular for thousands of years, asparagus was grown in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. Stories say that the ancient Romans prized the vegetable so much that they had special fleets, running it in to the tables of the privileged straight from the farm. There is also talk of it being “run” from the farms of Roman Britain up into the Swiss Alps for “freezing” in order to be available for important feasts year round. Herbalist John Girard mentioned wild asparagus in the 16th century, and it is found as far back as the 17th century in French cookbooks. The asparagus growing beds in Northern Italy were famous during the Renaissance period. In fact, these graceful spears have always been a sign of elegance, and in times past, were a delicacy only the wealthy could afford. Sounds like thanks to its short growing season, asparagus has always been a highlight in the foodie calendar. Nowadays with globalization, you can get asparagus year-round, typically shipped in from Peru, China, Mexico, & California. However, nothing tastes as good as locally harvested asparagus. So glad that Norman shares his harvest with the Southside CSA!
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Posted on May 11, 2011 by craigskitchen
A tasty & tantalizing way to serve up your asparagus from Shannon S: (more…)
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Posted on September 29, 2010 by craigskitchen
Join us Whitney and Danielle for an evening of wining, dining & veggie-crunching! Learn how to prepare a nutritious and oh, so delicious raw meal as you sip on some of our favorite ORGANIC wines… tempting, eh?
- September 30th, 8-10pm
- Pasanella and Son (115 South Street, NYC)
- $89 per person
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Posted on September 20, 2010 by craigskitchen
When life gives you apples, make apple pie. No need to turn on the stove to make this raw, vegan dessert. (more…)
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Posted on September 13, 2010 by craigskitchen
Our member diary this week comes from Heather. Her post GRILL CITY on her blog i grew this is beyond inspiration to take those CSA fruit & veggies and rock out a few more bbqs. Sadly for BK, Heather has taken off for a big adventure on a farm in Idaho. Bon Voyage! Cant wait to read all about your western gardening!
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