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 October 22, 2013 by ryan la chica
Meeshka Share Family shares with us some yummy recipes for all those apples, strawberries in the freezer, and squash you have piling up on the counter….
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Posted on October 21, 2013 by ryan la chica
This is our fourth year with the Southside CSA; each week we pick up vegetables, eggs, a chicken, orchard fruit and berries, plus an armload of maple syrup when we can get it. It’s an ideal system for us – I don’t have to plan ahead or visit Whole Foods, and we’re getting a truly superior product. We used the delivery service from the Cargo Bike Collective for the first time this week, and it really tipped the experience into luxurious territory. If there were CSA Olympics, I think we’d have a gold medal winner on our hands with the Southside CSA.
Because eating in a restaurant with two small kids can be nightmarish, we prepare a simple-but-delicious dinner every night at home (pizza night is the exception, of course). These are some of the dishes we’ve made in the last week with our CSA haul: (more…)
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Posted on September 23, 2013 by ryan la chica
Circle C Maple Share
Got enough maple in the kitchen? This was a banner year for Maple; Conditions were perfect for a great harvest. Stock up and keep your Sunday brunches (or weekday breakfasts) fueled with local flavor.
We buy a gallon and a half (1 Gal B & 1/2 gallon of A Medium) for our household. We have been chugging through it and will probably have to stock up on some more. Haven’t been cooing or baking with maple? Great way to keep your sugars more local/natural. Check out this quick list of amazing ways to enjoy maple in the kitchen. One Ingredient, Many Ways by Saveur. PS – makes a mean mixer as well. Best addition to any bar!!
For Sale – Delivery date is still to be set. Sometime in Oct/Nov.
On Sale at distribution until Oct 15th. Email for more info: email@example.com
A – DARK AMBER
- 1 gallon – $62
- 1/2 gallon – $35
- Quart – $21
- Pints – $13
- 1/2 pints- $8
A – MEDIUM AMBER
- Quarts – $21
- Pints- $13
- 1/2 pints- $8
- Quart- $21
- Pints- $13
- 1/2 pints- $8
Remember, the grades have nothing to do with quality — B isn’t any “worse than” A. From WIkipediaExtra Light and Grade A typically have a milder flavour than Grade B, which is very dark, with a rich maple flavour.The dark grades of syrup are used primarily for cooking and baking, although some specialty dark syrups are produced for table use.Syrup harvested earlier in the season tends to yield a lighter color. The classification of maple syrup in the US depends ultimately on its translucence. US Grade A Light Amber has to be more than 75 percent translucent, US Grade A Medium Amber has to be 60.5 to 74.9 percent translucent, US Grade A Dark Amber has to be 44.0 to 60.4 percent translucent, and US Grade B is any product less than 44.0 percent translucent.
Joe & Cathy of Circle C
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Posted on September 18, 2013 by ryan la chica
I brought in my 2.5 y/o sous chef to help me create some magic in the kitchen today. Our kitchen took a beating but I think the end result was well worth the effort. I included a photo journal of what we were able to achieve.
Outer circle going clockwise from the top left:
- Diced zucchini ready for an adventure
- Prepping my ingredients for tea – mint/ lemon/ honey
- Mint tea
- Blueberry apple crisp
- Broiled pork chops over a bed of red quinoa & zucchini
- Sauteed zucchini with red quinoa
Inner circle from top to bottom:
- Apple Sauce cooling on the stove top
- Evan eating apples faster then I can peel them.
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