Dec Winter Share Member Diary by Funcore

This month we received:

  • 2 doz eggs
  • tomato puree
  • collard greens
  • blueberries
  • diced peppers
  • corn
  • butternut squash puree
  • green beans

Pasta Bolognes

We used the tomato puree and frozen peppers in this dish.  Locally made Severino papardelle pasta made this vegetarian dinner super awesome!  Continue reading

Cooking with Butternut Squash Puree by Kale Cult

Winter Share distribution. 2010

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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Member Diary #21 – M&C

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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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

Member Diary #18 — Georgie

My full Veggie share: 1 lb Poblano Peppers, 1/2 lb Chilaca Peppers, 1 lb Tomatoes, 1 head of Cabbage, 1 head Red Leaf Lettuce (I took 2 by accident…ahem), 1 bunch Cilantro, 1 Acorn Squash, 1 Butternut Squash, 1 bunch Lemongrass

My Egg share: A dozen nice healthy eggs

My Fruit share: 1 qt. Apple cider, 1 lb Golden Delicious Apples, 1 lb Crispin Apples, 1 lb Empire Apples

Hello! The theme of this week for me was definitely “Everything tastes better with roasted Poblano or Chilaca peppers”- they are both so mild and delicious when roasted on an open flame. I also used the gigantic head of cabbage in quite a few dishes so that was a hero ingredient too. I love cooking with CSA food- everything is always so fresh and tasty. Here are some of the things I made this week from my share. Continue reading