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Life in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA


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CSA: Midpoint!!!

Apparently we’re halfway through the season, I can’t believe it! Our first half has been lovely but, honestly, I feel like August is when the produce here in New England really gets good… We’ve had local tomatoes in our shares and we should be getting corn soon *swoon*

I’m still on a big salad kick, with because it is an efficient way to make a big dent in my weekly share and because it has been awfully hot and humid here in Massachusetts this summer. I found the salad above here and it was delicious and refreshing. Continue reading


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World PEAS CSA: Week Four

As promised, here’s what I did with my radishes, kale and garlic scapes (and zucchini, because there’s always zucchini…)Most of my radishes went into this Greek Salad with Marinated Radishes. This comes from one of my favorite CSA inspiration cookbooks: A Year in a Vegetarian Kitchen by Jack Bishop. Continue reading


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World Peas CSA – Week Six (sort of…)

Day 201 - Wednesday, July 21st 2010 - I grew this!

No produce on the counter photo this week, Gist was kind enough to pick up the CSA and put it away all while I took a nap. Instead I am showing off this sunflower that I grew with my own hands. This is my third year of container gardening on my balcony and, up until now, I have never been able to grow a flower from seed.

This week’s share contained: Continue reading


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World Peas CSA – Week Three

Day 179 - Tuesday, June 29th 2010

I’m a little late this week!  This weeks CSA haul:

  • Water Spinach
  • Collard Greens
  • Lettuce (left in the swop box)
  • Peas!
  • Summer Squash
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Green Onions
  • Cherries

I haven’t been updating what I’ve been doing with all of my veggies because things have been a bit crazy around here.

I am very happy and excited about the long weekend ahead; if you’re in the US, happy 4th! I am looking forward to three days away from computers, phones, and the like, but full of a lot of relaxing, reading, riding my bike, and swimming!