FUNCORE Member Diary – Week of August 11th

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This week we received:

  • 1 head red leaf lettuce
  • 1 bunch green beans
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 1 quart blueberries
  • 1 bunch radishes
  • 1 bunch spinach
  • 4 ears corn
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 2 summer squash
  • 3 cucumbers
  • 1 bunch of sage

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We were going camping this weekend so we needed to strategize a bit in order to make sure we had a weeks worth of delicious lunches to bring to work, as well as 3 meals to contribute to the camping trip.

For lunch during the week, we made easy pita pockets filled with chicken breast, and thin slices of radishes, carrots and cucumber. Top it all off with homemade Goddess dressing- delicious and so easy!. Check out this neat trick I learned to help your pita keep it’s shape. Simply cut off a silver from the top then use the silver to wedge the pita open while it toasts. Voila! Life Hack!

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Here is the recipe to make your own version of Goddess dressing at home:

2 tablespoons safflower or canola oil
1/4 cup toasted sesame oil
1/2 cup tahini
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup roughly chopped scallions (about 2-3 big ones)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon plus a healthy dash of tamari (or whatever soy saucy kinda thing you roll with)
3 garlic cloves
some salt and pepper to taste

Put it all in a blender or food processor and whizz it until its smooth. Better make a double batch though, cause you might just drink it out of the bottle.

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For our camping trip, we prepared in advance some whole wheat pesto pasta using ramp pesto that we had made last year and stored in the freezer. We served it with simply sauteed tomatoes, squash, carrots and green beans- a sort of rustic take on ratatouille.  Continue reading

Wills & Sarah Member Diary – Week of Aug 25th

Wills and Sarah Share – On a mission to eat it all

Except for the eggplants.  What can I say, I dont like em.  They are very pretty though, and the neighbors love em.
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Here is the take for the week.  Gorgeous!

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Breakfast Banh Mi w/ Japanese Style Scrambled Eggs by Nicole

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Want to try something new for breakfast? Got some eggs to use? Check out this savory breakfast banh mi from nicole. Original post over at her blog, Tiny Kitchen BK Continue reading

Banh Mi Sandwich by Nicole

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Another amazing recipe from Nicole. Check out her fab blog  and the original post (with more gorgeous pics) over at Tiny Kitchen BK Continue reading

Ricker Family Member Diary Week #13

We’ve been members of Southside CSA since its founding (6 years?) but this is our first Member Diary! We are a family of three and we pick up a veggie share every week with meat and eggs every other week. This week we were super excited to see corn cobs at The Woods for the first time this season.

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I like to use the corn right away so the first thing I did was make a corn salsa that I could quickly throw on top of dishes throughout the week- it ended up in quesadillas, on pizza and in salads and I still have enough left over that it will probably last another week or two.

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Along the same lines, I also made a veggie pickle slaw early in the week inspired by this Smitten Kitchen recipe to throw into dishes throughout the week. Our version used up carrots, cucumbers and celery. It’s great to bring to bbq’s!

Munching on a roasted carrot stick

Munching on a roasted carrot stick

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Kohlrabi Greek Salad

Kohlrabi Greek Salad

Another fantastic way our members are eating up their share. Kohlrabi, carrots, and onions by Nicole!!

Kohlrabi Greek Salad
Serves 1
Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cucumber, Diced
  • 1/2 Medium Tomato Diced
  • 1/2 Cup Diced Kholrabi
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Red Onion
  • 2″ Square of Feta, Diced or Feta Crumbles to taste
  • 1 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 1/2 TBSP Balsamic Vinegar or Lemon Juice
  • Optional – Chopped Parsley
  • Optional – 1 TSP Zataar (Mediterranean Spice Mix)

1. Put diced and chopped veggies in a bowl. Mix.
2. Top with feta, spices, parsley (if using)
3. Mix the olive oil and vinegar (or lemon juice). This will be your dressing.

Note: If packing for lunch (like pictured), pack the dressing in a separate container

Member Diary- Katerina’s September 3rd Share

This is our fourth year as CSA members.  We have a Full Monty share.  Each year it gets easier.  By now we pretty much know what to do with everything and rarely get surprised by new vegetables.  We cook mainly vegan at home (no meat, fish or dairy), but love the “happy” eggs we get from the farm.

We usually make a couple of big dishes each week that can then be eaten for lunch or dinner on days we don’t have time to cook.  We try to come up with ideas for what to do with our fruit and veggies on Monday evening, then drop by the grocery store for extra recipe ingredients on Tuesday after work, and spend a couple of hours Tuesday or Wednesday cooking.  We’re both competent cooks, so together it only takes us a few hours to turn most of our share into food for the week.

This week’s share included Eggs, Peaches, Apples, Acorn Squash, Kale, Japanese Eggplant, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Radishes, Mint and Rosemary (traded half our mint for half my sister’s rosemary, so got some of both).