Meeshka Member Diary

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We split a Half Monty Deluxe between three households. Two of us have been part of the  Southside CSA, so we generally know that once the blueberries start, you are in blueberry heaven for a few weeks, so we use a quick recipe to make some easy breakfast muffins.

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Veggie Monster Member Diary from Oct 28th Share Week

Share pic by katerina barry 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.
Image02_SquashChickpeaCurryWith butternut squash, we pretty much always make a butternut squash and chickpea curry from Madhur Jaffrey’s wonderful “World Vegetarian” cookbook. Continue reading

Member Diary #3B: Tamara

Hi Fellow Southside CSAers,

I’m Tamara and I split a ‘just veggie’ and an ‘empire’ share -which comes to the same thing as a Vegan’s Deluxe ,which in my mind I’ve been calling a vegan’s delight – with my boyfriend and our 17th month old son Meshak. We aren’t strictly vegans but we eat a plant based diet 6 days a week and cook most of our meals at home. We try to keep at least part of every meal raw. Usually that means we are experimenting with ‘salad’. Over the past year, we have been converting to a completely organic diet (having a kid will do that to  you). It’s a process. An important part of that was joining Southside CSA this year and we are super excited about what’s to come.

Since the season is just getting rolling our share included:

½ pound of asparagus

1 qrt of strawberries

…both of which were easily carried home on the bottom of Meshak’s stroller.

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Member Diary #21 – Kline

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! Continue reading

Member Diary #19 — Kristin & Co.

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. Continue reading

Bringing back the Buckle…

and other cooking adventures with seasonal fruit. Continue reading

Member Diary #10: Devin

Member Devin shows us how to rock out our CSA produce with an amazing array of recipes… Continue reading

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