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Soupe Au Pistou

Soupe au Pistou

From an old (2001!) Cuisine Magazine recipe, this French garden soup makes 10 cups and is perfect as we transition into Fall. Pistou is the French version of Italian pesto, which should be made a day ahead, chilled, and stirred into the soup before serving. Give it a try! (more…)

Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes and Basil

Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes and Basil

Here’s another great spaghetti squash recipe from steamykitchen.com.  If you’re only feeding 4-6 people, I suggest cooking the spaghetti squash whole, then only using half of the squash when you’re ready to sauté with the tomatoes.

I like my spaghetti squash not too hard, not too soft. It shouldn’t be mushy, you should be able to still separate the strands of squash.  Serves 8-10. (more…)

Ratatouille

Ratatouille

Ratatouille is a traditional French stewed vegetable dish originating in Nice, but popular among the entire Mediterranean coast.  Mid-summer CSA shares will provide all you need for this delicious classic.  Serves 4-6. (more…)

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

The tomato, like the eggplant, is a member of the Solanaceae, or Nightshade family.  Tomatoes are native to western South America, but were cultivated in Mexico by Mexican Indians, who were intrigued by its resemblance to the tomatillo – a staple in their cuisine.  With the discovery of the New World, tomato seeds were brought back to Spain, beginning the introduction of the fruit into Europe.  Tomatoes made their way to North America with the colonists who first settled in Virginia. (more…)

South Beach Diet Gazpacho

South Beach Diet Gazpacho

Gazpacho is simple and refreshing soup usually served cold.  And it uses all of the vegetables that we typically get in our summer CSA shares.  This Gazpacho recipe comes from the South Beach Diet, and can be found on epicurious.com.  Serves 2. (more…)

Vegetable Lentil Soup

Vegetable Lentil Soup

This recipe is from Gourmet magazine and can be found on epicurious.com.  It requires lots of chopping, but is relatively easy. I generally double the recipe when I make it, because it goes very quickly.  Note that the lentils may need more cooking time, depending on whether you have pre-soaked them or they are dry.  Buy the pre-cooked lentils at Trader Joe’s to save time!  Serves 2 generously. (more…)