The weather this year is so different from last year and it has really made a difference in the amount of produce we’re receiving. This week we got: Continue Reading →
This week’s CSA haul:
- Mustard greens
- Chinese broccoli
- Summer squash
- Slicing cucumbers – the whackadoo yellow kind
- Green onions
- Thai basil
With some of my CSA haul I made a variation of Michael Chiarello’s Fettuccine with Mustard Greens and Mushrooms. Continue Reading →
This week we got:
- Pea Tendrils
- Chinese Broccoli
- Swiss Chard
- Garlic Scapes
- Mint (which I left in the swop box, my mint plant is double-OC)
- And of course I picked up some milk at the dairy!
This year, for the first time, World Peas is offering a small share which is what we signed up for. This filled up the small (1/2 bushel) box pretty well, so I am interested to see what our yield is as the season progresses. Continue Reading →
I love baked beans. I love them in the winter, when baking them in the oven warms the house, and in the summer, when using the slow cooker makes having them and a cool house a possibility. I love them served over brown bread and I love them at cookouts. They are delicious, but they definitely take planning. Continue Reading →
…Until my CSA starts. I can’t wait!
I love the WorldPEAS CSA and if you are in the Merrimack Valley or Boston area, I encourage you to check it out. 18 weeks of delicious produce, some of it ethnic and unique to WorldPEAS.
WorldPEAS’s parent organization, the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project assists people with limited resources, many of them immigrants and some of them urban teens, with beginning to farm in Massachusetts. NESFP provides training, support and a market (the CSA and Lowell Farmer’s Market) to the new farmers, creating local, sustainable economic development.
Plus, they’ve introduced me to such delights as ground cherries, pigweed, spey cabbage, thai eggplant, and sweet potato greens!
This is, no joke, a really quick and easy recipe (in fact, I wouldn’t even call it a recipe it’s so easy.) It’s also crazy-delicious. It is so quick, easy, delicious, and easily made from items I have on-hand, that it was the perfect dinner solution last night (and saved us from ordering pizza.)
See, Gist and I had been camping all weekend, and arrived home smelling of campfire, in desperate need of showers, hungry, and totally relaxed (in other words, there was no way I wanted to cook anything complicated.) Warning – camping bliss detour ahead:
Thanks so much for all of your nice comments about Sebb. He was a well-loved cat and he is missed. His feline diabetes, however, is not. To both cheer me up and acknowledge the fact that we no longer have to be at home at 7:00 am and 7:00 pm to administer insulin, Gist and I headed out to Western Mass. for the weekend where we enjoyed my favorite food:
Pizza, it’s what’s for dinner. Continue Reading →
Friday is generally pizza night in our house; if you hadn’t already guessed, pizza is my absolute favorite food in the entire world and I just love closing out the work-week with a treat. Continue Reading →
Easy, quick, pantry-friendly, and perfect for a weeknight. Oh, it’s reeeeeally delicious and makes great leftovers. What more could you ask for? Continue Reading →