Category Archives: watercress

2017 CSA Fall December 16th

2017 CSA Fall December 16th – Thai Basil

• Watercress Box
• Red Sorrel Box
• Thai Basil*
• Chives
• Parsley
• Cilantro
• Chervil
• Rosemary
• Thyme
• 2 Acorn Squash
• Ginger
• Turmeric

Try a fresh Thai basil curried rice with fresh grated ginger and turmeric, black pepper and a dash of 5 Spice… I like to use the rice cooker in a similar way to a Crock Pot, not that it takes all day, but is a prepared meal from a single pot. Layer what you would like in with your rice, maybe onion and peppers, potato and carrot, cashew and raisens and chopped fresh wholesome spices. It is a great way to have leftover (well marinated) curry pot for breakfast, just stir fry with some scrambled eggs, or how I like it, with a fried egg on top. Garnish with a flourish of the Thai basil and, voila! Beautiful, nutritious and delicious!
To your health and your pleasure, always, leslie



2017 CSA Fall December 2nd Turmeric

2017 CSA Fall December 2nd Turmeric

  • Watercress 8×8
  • Baby Kale 8×8
  • Baby Tatsoi 8×8
  • Chervil
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Chives
  • 2 Butternut Squash
  • 2 Acorn Squash
  • Papaya
  • Blue/Purple Sweet Potatoes
  • Turmeric*
  • Ginger*

While building from this week’s CSA ingredients, I find all I need to add to this grocery list is a dozen eggs. The greens and herbs can be used to make a quiche, frittata, or homemade pasta as well as enjoyed raw alongside a meal, in a sandwich or even a wrap. Two to three eggs and the butternut, roasted and pureed, becomes the base for a “pumpkin” pie (the flavor and consistency is more of how we dream of for pumpkin pie, try it! Great substitute). Any greens and herbs can also be frozen, in a paste, or chopped to add to later dishes such as lentils, stews, curries and pot pies.


And of course, these are all packed with flavorful aromatic medicinal healing qualities…just check out the antimicrobial activities of herbs and essential oils…blows my mind sometime how we miss that the kitchen cupboard is also the medicine chest.

To your health and your pleasure, always, leslie   



2017 CSA Fall November 11th Planet Earth Diversified Turmeric

2017 CSA Fall November 11th  Turmeric

•Poultry Herbs
•Anaheim Peppers
•Bell Peppers
•Butternut Squash
•Delicata Squash
•Yellow Squash

Killing Frost this weekend -it’s already less than 30F as we pack up this evening – lots of winter squash along with the peppers and eggplant.
Turmeric and Tomatoes are added to the box just before pickup or selected from the display at the market.
Poultry Herbs and dill this week along with the last harvest of peppers and yellow summer squash.
Watercress is one of the world’s healthiest foods…from the way we grow the watercress to the way we cut and chill it, great care is given to create the most potentiality for taste and nutrition. Known for being a peppery, dark, leafy green that grows with a wet foot along creeks and ditches, we bring it up off the ground and grow it on benches…it cascades over the sides, looking for more footing.
Harvesting Turmeric as the season turns cold – a great healing rhizome with anti-inflammatory properties.