Posted on January 20, 2013 by craigskitchen
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 June 4, 2012 by craigskitchen
1st jamming session of the season
We busted out the jam pot and made our first jam of the season. Strawberry jam! The batch turned out so deliciously red that i started thinking about getting a start on my Christmas jamming. Strawberry and rhubarb jam are such a great red color that they are beyond beautiful gifts. Plus they are such a sweet surprise in December. Inspiration to follow…
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Posted on May 6, 2012 by craigskitchen
(We have been so busy with getting ready for the upcoming season that we haven’t had to to bust out a proper good-bye so here goes…)
Cheers to you, E!
Our co-founder, the ever-fabulous Esther Giangrande has left this fair city, heading west to a new community in Phoenix. We will miss her immensely in the backyard of the Woods but wish her good times & great travels.
Gracias for everything you did to help build this great community of veg-heads, rocking out a nice little economic partnership in support of local farms. I feel like this fab vid put together by Lucas Allen is a pretty great representation of this amazing little thing you helped us grow in a backyard in Brooklyn.
Keep us posted on all your new projects and adventures. If you are ever back in town for a spell, we hope it’s on a Monday and that you will be joining us for a drink & vegetable taco!!
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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 October 3, 2011 by craigskitchen
Hi there. We are Kelly, Jay, Aoife and Jeremy. Kelly and Jay have been subscribers to this CSA for two years, but Jeremy and I are new to the southside. We share the Woods package, and the fresh veggies each week inspire us to branch out from our traditional menus. We split up the share and sprinkle the contents throughout our weekly meals. We eat lots of salads with fresh corn, roasted peppers, and sautéed kale.
This week our share included:
- 3 beets
- 1 bunch of mint
- 2 sweet potatoes
- 3 green peppers
- 1 acorn squash
- 2 red onions
- 4 Yukon gold potatoes
We celebrated a successful pick-up with rum drinks highlighted by the bunch of fresh mint! (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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Posted on November 10, 2010 by craigskitchen
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 October 25, 2010 by craigskitchen
My apartment is on the Domino plan: full veg. and orchard, and 1/2 eggs. My two roommates and I share our weekly pickup. We take turns going to distribution on Mondays, sometimes we all cook together, sometimes we cook separately. Here’s what I made for the house this past week. (more…)
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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 20, 2010 by craigskitchen
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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