cooking in season

cooking in season

free of fruit emergencies

The figs are done and the tomatoes are done and there is no mountain of produce urging me into a canning session! This means that what is left – cooking meals – feels easy peasy. Hoping to make lots of fun bowls and homemade snacks with the free kitchen time. How is your week going?

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revisit your cookbooks

The change in seasons is the perfect excuse to rediscover recipes in your existing cookbook collection. Scour indexes for what’s in season now (root veggies and lettuces and strawberries) so you have a couple of fresh ideas when you hit the grocery store and farmer’s market this weekend.

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celeriac suggestions?

Wondering if any of you out there have done something particularly exciting with celery root. Most recipes call for making purees or involve mashing it into another starch. I dice it finely into risotto pretty much every time it lands in my CSA box. There must be more. What do you do with it?

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almost summer (+ watermelon)

Summer break has begun! The season of “how do we make an entire watermelon fit in the fridge” is here! The struggle is real and I have more than once had to tell the 13yo that we can’t get a watermelon until we clear room in the fridge. I try to get it quartered as soon as it […]

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baked potatoes for dinner

I know. I know. Carbs are supposed to be bad, but when broccoli comes in my CSA box the first thing that pops in my head is oven-baked potatoes. Crispy skins. Fluffy insides. Piled high with broccoli and sour cream. Happy Saturday, y’all. This week’s CSA box: beets, carrots, turnips, radishes, fennel, leeks, spinach, kale […]

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CSA – april 8

I have officially hit my annual produce impatience. The kind that only tomatoes and chiles and (yes) zucchini can fix. Soon, right? This week’s stash: cilantro, chard, bok choi, leeks, kale, spinach, beets, carrots, fennel, spring onions, and salad turnips. 

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CSA box – december edition

I don’t ever seem to get around with washing and dealing with my CSA stash during the daytime, but I did start early enough to make sure that today’s spinach and cilantro went into dinner. Other stuff in my box today: beets, turnips, salad turnips, carrots, kohlrabi, fennel, broccoli, mustard greens, red lettuce, romaine lettuce, […]

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almost thanksgiving

For the first time in a really, really, really long time… my CSA pickup will not be immediately before our Thanksgiving meal and I am going to have to plan a meal before shopping instead of planning a meal around my box. All the carbs are accounted for – cinnamon rolls, honey sweet potato rolls, […]

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