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2017 CSA Winter January 14

2017 CSA Winter January 14

  • Fresh Ginger
  • Fresh Turmeric
  • Papaya
  • Jalapenos
  • Mixed Greens
  • Baby Kale
  • Arugula
  • Chervil
  • Delicata Squash
  • Cherry Tomatoes

2017 CSA Winter January 14: Yes! there are some jalapenos in your share this week! A nice southwestern soup can be enhanced by these…just add one to a pureed squash base, adding a bit of cream, cumin, sage, garlic or onion, the jalapeno can be roasted or diced raw and then simmered until soft. We like to stuff the jalapenos with cheese and roast, leaving some unstuffed for future dishes. The soup can be topped with cheese and garnished with halves of the cherry tomatoes. Dip in with a nicely toasted bread or some tortilla chips. Speaking of tortilla chips, the jalapeno would also go well with the papaya for a salsa…To make quick work of the kale, Mike likes to roast up veggies into stew and add in the kale leaves at the end, so that they are just wilted when they reach his bowl. For an incredible fresh tea experience, grate the fresh ginger and turmeric into a pot of water (1½ in. of each, per serving) and boil. Add a dash of black pepper to enhance absorption. Strain into cups, using lemon and honey to taste. Powerful! Enjoy!

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First Tomato

2016 CSA Fall December 24th

2016 CSA Fall December 24th Tomato

  • Papaya
  • Tomatoes
  • Chives
  • Sage
  • Pineapple Sage
  • Rose Geranium
  • Baby Red Sorrel
  • Arugula
  • Tatsoi
  • Baby Red Kale
  • 2 Delicata Squash
  • Beet Tops

“These are a few of my favorite things…”  Included is a photo of Michael with his very first tomato…the “love apple”. It sits above his Dad’s desk. We like to cook the squash and top it with pumpkin pie spices like nutmeg and cinnamon, but we also like it stuffed with tomato, arugula and cheese, giving it a nut topping. The beet tops make a very nice simple salad with goat cheese and a splash of balsamic. The rose geranium is one of my favorite cups of tea, infusing the leaves before the water comes to a boil to not lose much of its aroma. It also steeps in milk products very well, just be sure to not overcook it. It can flavor chilled yogurt in less than an hour for a unique dressing or dip that goes nicely with cheese and fruit plates. Then there is another cutting of the pineapple sage to soothe and comfort you. May peace and harmony be with you. To your health and your pleasure always! Enjoy

First Tomato

First Tomato

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Signature Tomato

2016 CSA Fall December 10th

2016 CSA Fall December 10th

  • Rainbow Chard
  • Beet Tops
  • Red Veined Sorrel
  • Butternut Squash
  • Delicata Squash
  • Patty Pan Squash
  • Spearmint
  • Marjoram
  • Lavender
  • Reaper and Scorpion Peppers
  • Fresh Ginger
  • Papaya
  • Premium Tomatoes

2016 CSA Fall December 10th: More rare and exotic items in your share this week like a handful of the worlds hottest peppers, fresh dug ginger, sweet marjoram, lavender, red veined sorrel and a ripening papaya! We like to prepare the papaya in a traditional and simple way: remove skin, scrape the inside, cube and dress with a squeeze of lime. We leave the papaya in the fridge when we want it to ripen further to an all over golden color as it breaks down more quickly when left at room temp, although it will ripen more quickly that way. The peppers should be handled carefully, as they are extremely spicy! We use gloves as we chop and de-seed them, then we grind them to a paste, or dice and freeze them or dry them to crumble for storage as a spice. Just a drop or a dash will do! The red veined sorrel can be eaten raw or cooked; if raw, use less as more of an accent. When cooked, i use more as the flavor diminishes a bit. Kind of like a cross between green sorrel and dandelion, use as a replacement for those in recipes. Marjoram is one of my favorites and besides cooking with it,  i like to sleep with a bit tucked under my pillow or carry a bit in my pocket…same for the lavender. We thought that you might like to not only savor a bit of lavender mint tea but also tuck some into your seasonal decorations as a lighter aromatic emphasis. We would love to hear how you use your ingredients and what you like…call us anytime! Enjoy.

 Red Veined Sorrel

Red Veined Sorrel

 Roasted Delicata

Roasted Delicata

Signature Tomato

Signature Tomato

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