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 and cilantro.
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.
I’ve always been a big advocate of planning from what you have on hand instead of planning and THEN shopping. Admittedly, making this switch is a tough one. You have to build new shopping habits and learn to build a pantry that will support your vegetable stash. Luckily, most of our local CSAs here in Austin do a really good job of letting you know what to expect. It’s not foolproof. You might end up […]
Good ol’ Hampshire College had a small farm on campus and a student-run coop with bulk bins, so I can pretty strongly delineate my attachment to eating local (hyper-local even) back to my college days. The practice started a little over 20 years ago and to this day, I (and now my family) eat what the local seasons and growers have to offer. Given that snippet of history, I hope you understand how disorienting the past few weeks […]
In the middle of a cooking groove, so I am riding it all the way to an actual meal plan. This is way more food than we can probably get through in a week, but I figure I’ll just keep working through it until we run out of produce. Putting lots of tomatoes and peaches this week, too. Excited to try Kate’s peach sauce in addition to putting away a small batch of peach jam. […]
What’cha snackin’ on today? We’ve been munching through pounds of carrots. Plain, dipped in hummus, or cut into coins and popped like popcorn. So good. 12yo loves the yellow ones best lately.
The fall season marks the beginning of an 8-9 month watermelon mourning season. Perhaps more importantly though, it means the start of greens-washing season. Wash, spin, wash again, spin, and then lay out on a rag for its final drying stage before it gets portioned and sent to the fridge. Today’s CSA stash means my greens-washing skills are being put to the test: broccoli kale dandelion greens collards bok choi sweet potatoes beets radishes […]
I see pix of tomatoes and berries in far away (mythical) places, but in Central Texas we are deep in the okra, pepper, and eggplant groove. This week’s CSA stash consisted of okra, zucchini, eggplant, lots of carrots, cucumbers, beets, radishes (my favorites!), basil, potatoes, jalapeños, and cantaloupes! Good batch of veg to kick off our back to school reset.
Okra, poblanos, jalapeños, green tomatoes, red cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, zucchini, slicing cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, and eggplant.
Bursting with summer it was today… said Yoda. We have leeks, beets, parsley, green beans(!!) serranos, greenish tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, red onions, red cabbage, kale, fennel, and cucumbers!