My normal tendency, in just about everything I've ever done, is to jump right in, feet first and just start. No questions asked... just get the ball rolling, get on top of it and try not to fall off. As crazy as that sounds, this method has helped me accomplish a lot of things in my life. Things I would have never done had I thought it through. I was a Marine, for example, when I was 18... I'd never do that now! Mostly because I'm older and I get tired quicker and the thought of people…Continue
A colorful side dish of cranberries with beets and apricots, a delicious addition to holiday meals and lovely on a leftover sandwich …Continue
Added by Kirsten Madaus on November 14, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
I've been in love with farming since 2008, when I started hanging out with Loran Shallenberger, a great guy and a very talented farmer who was living near the base of Sugarloaf mountain at the time. I started helping Loran, who had just begun his own farm project called North Comus Acres on a rented piece of farmland. Loran raised hogs, chickens and grew vegetables, and we became good friends. I helped Loran, alongside my daughter Amber, who was 7 or 8 at the time for the better part of 2…Continue
A hearty vegetarian pizza with pumpkin, black bean, and maple topping on a roasted pumpkin dough
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Added by Kirsten Madaus on October 26, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
I'm gathering recipes that are fast and easy to make for dinner once I pick up the farm share. Because I'm lacking in clever wordsmithing skills today, I'm calling it Fast From the Farm Share. Here's the first official installment.
A quick vegetarian stew of sautéed zucchini and yellow squash with mustard greens and chick peas in a prepared masala sauce.…Continue
Added by Kirsten Madaus on October 25, 2013 at 1:12pm — No Comments
One of the prettiest things I've done with a sugar pie pumpkin from my CSA farm share is this dish. Creamy macaroni and cheese with bits of Italian sausage baked in a pumpkin from the new cookbook MELT: The Art of Macaroni and Cheese by Stephanie Stiavetti and Garrett McCord.
A savory muffin of shredded butternut squash and buttermilk-soaked oats for a whole grain treat. Easily customizable with cheese or ham, and delicious with soup or stew.…Continue
Added by Kirsten Madaus on October 15, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
Kohlrabi isn't just for sushi any more (you're thinking, wait, what?).
I shaved the bulb and sautéed the greens for two pizzas: pancetta, kohlrabi, caramelized onions and Manchego for the meat eaters, and pesto, kohlrabi, caramelized onions, dates and goat cheese for the vegetarians.
You can find the recipe here.…Continue
Added by Kirsten Madaus on September 21, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
I'm fortunate to have resourceful farmers running my CSA. Last fall they gleaned pears from the unloved, unmanaged city trees and shared them with us. I made pear butter using FarmGirl Fare's recipe, then used that pear butter to make waffles.
Added by Kirsten Madaus on September 10, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
I think vegetables get a bad rap in the appetizer category, and I'm trying to change that, one bite at a time. Here's my latest effort:
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This sauce lets the beauty of a freshly picked tomato, grown for flavor, not ability to travel, shine through. It's easy to make--if you're a ninja you probably don't even need a cutting board--and keeps your kitchen cool to boot.…Continue
This is just summer in a pie crust to me, though I also like it after football season starts when I can make team color food.
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Added by Kirsten Madaus on June 17, 2013 at 2:46pm — No Comments
Who doesn't feel overwhelmed by zucchini in the summer? In the blink of an eye, you can suddenly find yourself in possession of half a dozen. People with gardens have been known to "stop by" and leave bagfuls for the unsuspecting. Luckily for the zucchini, it is both versatile and tasty. It can be…Continue
Added by Domaphile on August 16, 2012 at 10:59am — No Comments
It was so nice to be able to picture the beginnings of the food I will be eating this summer, and what farmer Steve is up to as the ground awakens again. I thought I would share it with you, too!
An example of my CSA share - can't wait!!
Added by Christine on July 14, 2011 at 5:37pm — No Comments
International Women’s Day just flew by! A global day to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. What better way to commemorate this occasion than to share some words from the amazing women farmers that I’ve had the privilege to meet and work with?…
Added by Cara Rosaen on April 21, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments