Hello Folks, So we have arrived at the end of the line for this CSA season. A sad time perhaps, for the members, but honestly a relief for my crew and me. My workers are looking forward to escaping the cold and getting back to their families, and I could use a bit of R and R myself! I suspect that some of you may be relieved as well – the shares were fairly abundant, and in conversations with some of the members the word, overwhelming, was frequently used. We try our best to give our members an excellent value, I guess sometimes we outdo ourselves! Despite the weather-related challenges we faced, the harvest was abundant and we were happy to share it with you all. (more…)
Monthly Archive: November 2021
This recipe uses many of the vegetables we will be getting this week! Stir frying is a versatile way to put your CSA veggies to good use. You can really substitute almost any other vegetable for the ones listed in this recipe and it will still turn out great. Use your imagination! For a vegetarian option, leave out the chicken, use tofu or other protein, and use vegetable stock.
Butternut squash is typically on most people’s dinner tables so here is a fairly simple side dish that isn’t too time consuming. This recipe comes from Diane Imrie and Richard Jarmusz book “Cooking Close to Home: A Year of Seasonal Recipes”, and can also be found on sugartreemaplefarm.com. The recipe as is serves 6; you can double the recipe, but cook each batch in separate pans to allow for proper roasting. Extras freeze nicely, too. (more…)
Daikon, or white radish, is traditional to Asian cooking. It is a long white radish, and given its shape and color, has been called an “icicle radish”. It is extremely versatile in cooking. You can use it anywhere you would normally use a regular radish, and in some ways that are unique. (more…)
Radicchio, along with Belgian and curly endive, frisée, and escarole, are members of the leafy chicory family. Radicchio is characterized by variegated purplish-red leaves that can be a touch bitter and spicy, which is why it is generally used as a component, rather than the main ingredient, in most salads. (more…)