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

Want to eat local this Winter?

Corn & Peppers from Winter Share. Ground Beef from Northwind Farm Meat SHare

Corn & Peppers from Winter Share. Sausage from Northwind Farm Meat Share

Eating local can be challenge during the snowy months as the produce available at farmer’s markets gets less numerous by the week.

And then this happens!

Feb 2013 Winter Share

Feb 2013 Winter Share

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Member Diary: Marcy’s August 27th Share

This is my second summer with the southside CSA.  I began two winters ago and was so impressed by the quality of the vegetables and fruit that I signed up for the regular season and have been hooked ever since.  i love to cook, but it’s just me and my husband, so i have a half monty share which is more than enough for us to make at least 2 or 3 meals from (with leftovers).  this year i also signed up for a half meat share, which has also been fantastic.  last week’s distro was plentiful – corn, swiss chard, purple potatoes, onions, peppers (anaheim/cubanelle and serrano), cherry tomatoes, tomatillos and papalo herb. i decided to try to make a one pot dish out of as many ingredients as i could from the share

Member Diary #12: Emma & Aaron

Members Emma & Aaron give us a glimpse into their CSA experience Continue reading

Canning Tomatoes!

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Are you ready to put up some tomatoes for the Winter? Well then, I have to share this amazing offer from our fab friends over @ Brooklyn Kitchen. 20lbs of Roma Tomatoes for $25 Continue reading

Member Diary #9: Mala

This week Mala shares with us the various ways she uses her Veggie, Orchard & Berry shares. Continue reading