That glorious eggplant shown in the first photo got me ruminating--if all you know how to do with an eggplant is to make Eggplant Parmesan, what do you do when you get several each week, every week, in midsummer? With that in mind I reached out to my fellow food…Continue
Added by Kirsten Madaus on August 4, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments
My title should be no surprise to anyone who eats seasonally. It seems with the exception of strawberries, radishes, and garlic that Spring means green foods.…Continue
Added by Kirsten Madaus on May 31, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Radishes used to be the items that were hard to use up in the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm share box, but the more I've been playing with them the more the whole family is enjoying them.
I admit it's become pretty easy to turn to the contents of my Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm share box and create our family's Friday Night Pizza. The flavor of fresh veggies just rocks, and it's fun to try new ways to enjoy them.
But sometimes I have failures, and that's part of life.…Continue
The more I play with the carrots from my Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm share, the more fun I have. We like sushi, and I can eat my age in pieces of sushi. That gets pricey, so it makes sense to make it at home.
Here's a colorful sushi roll--and I'm blown away that the photo does justice…Continue
Added by Kirsten Madaus on April 23, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments
When I set the radishes on this pizza I thought it looked like Easter, so I'm sharing it today.
I was trying to duplicate the awesomeness that is a radish sandwich, and added some cheeses to a tender/crunchy pizza crust and wow--my non-radish-eating son ate all the leftovers.
Added by Kirsten Madaus on April 18, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments
I don't know where the black eyed peas = good luck in the new year tradition started, but I do know that I get a hankering for black eyed peas around this time of year.
I created this appetizer to be a fun way to get my New Year good luck while using goodies from our farm share.…Continue
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
You can find the recipes linked…Continue
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
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:
You can find the recipe…Continue
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.
Find the recipe here!…Continue