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CSA Cookoff: Home Made Ricotta Ravioli with Browned Chive Butter And Whole Wheat Summer Squash Bread

Parker Farm CSA Share 8/25/10: 1 bunch swiss chard, 3 pounds tomatoes, 1 pound peppers, 2 eggplant, 2 cousa squash, 1 yellow doll watermelon and 2 cucumbers.

I was inspired by Rachel and Jenni's recipes for the ravioli stuffing, and…

Added by Cornelia on August 27, 2010 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

CSA Cookoff: Eggplant "Lasagna"

Parker Farm CSA 8/15/2010 Share:1

bunch yellow carrots, 1 bunch raab, 1 pound sweet banana peppers, 1 pound

zucchini, 2 eggplant, 2 pounds red potatoes and 5(!!!) pounds tomatoes.

This isn't quite eggplant parmesan, because there is not breading and frying of the eggplant, and it's not quite lasagne because there are no noodles!…


Added by Cornelia on August 20, 2010 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

CSA Cookoff: Refrigerator Rescue Mission

Parker Farm CSA Share 8/11/10: 1 pint orange cherry tomatoes, 2 pounds red tomatoes, 1 pound green

peppers,1 eggplant, 2 pounds assorted potatoes, 1 pound green

beans, 1 bunch red Swiss chard and of course, the obligatory beets.

Yes, the cherry tomatoes tasted like…


Added by Cornelia on August 13, 2010 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

CSA Cookoff (Dinner party): Sweet corn bisque with lobster, simple beets and Tuscan panzanella salad

Parker Farm CSA share: 1 bunch beets, 1 pint tomatillos, 1 pound plum tomatoes, 1 head red cabbage, 1 bunch swiss chard, 2 pounds potatoes(red gold) 1 bunch spring onions and 12 ears of corn.

First off: this was a special occasion. Secondly: This bisque is a lot of work, so I started making it the day before by boiling and shelling the lobster. With…


Added by Cornelia on August 6, 2010 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

CSA Cookoff: Potato-beet Galette

Parker Farm CSA 7/28/10 share: 1 bunch beets, 1 bunch carrots, 1 bunch cilantro, 1 bunch spring onions, 2 pounds red potatoes, 1 pound squash, 1 bunch mustard greens, 1 bunch celery, one head cabbage. Oops - potatoes and squash are missing from the photo!

Find more photos like this on HOMEGROWN.ORG…


Added by Cornelia on July 30, 2010 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

CSA Cookoff: Squash enchiladas with salsa fresca

Parker Farm CSA Share 7/21/10: 1 bunch beets,1 bunch basil, 1 bunch carrots, 1 bunch red russian kale, 2 pounds potatoes, 1 bunch spring onions, 1.5 pounds summer squash, 1

bunch celery, 2 cukes and 5 ears of corn.

What I made: Summer squash enchiladas with salsa…


Added by Cornelia on July 26, 2010 at 3:07pm — 1 Comment

CSA Cookoff, a busy week: Caldo Vero (remix), Spice-rubbed Flank Steak with Zucchini Ribbons, Kale Chips, Sauerkraut and Bread & Butter Pickles!

7/14/10 Parker Farm CSA Share: 1 bunch beets, 1 bunch carrot, 1 bunch spring onion, 1 bunch kale, 2 pounds potatoes (yukon gold), 2 pounds cousa squash, 1 pound green or wax beans, 1 head romaine and 1 bunch basil.

It was obviously time to clear the fridge of the veggies that had been tucked into the corners...Farmer Steve has had an incredible beet crop this year, and I was drowning in beet greens. Ed at… Continue

Added by Cornelia on July 19, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

CSA Cookoff: Beet stacks with minted goat chevre and fava bean bacon vinaigrette

7/7/10 CSA Share from Parker Farm, Lunenberg, MA:

1 bunch beets,1 pound fava beans,1 bunch cilantro,1 bunch mizuna,1 head cabbage,1 head cauliflower,1.5 pounds squash,1 pound new potatoes,1 bunch carrots,2 cukes and 1 bunch biera kale!

CSA Cookoff Recipe: Beet stacks with minted…


Added by Cornelia on July 9, 2010 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

CSA Cookoff: Cauliflower "Steaks" with Chimichurri and Cauliflower-Yellow Carrot Mash

Find more photos like this on HOMEGROWN.ORG

Feeds 2. Leftover Chimichurri will keep in the refrigerator for a week or so.

Cauliflower Steaks recipe adapted from a Bon Appetit February 2008 recipe on Epicurious.…


Added by Cornelia on July 2, 2010 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

CSA Cookoff: Braised radishes and peas, whole wheat couscous with arugula, olives and goat cheese

The challenge: to make a meal with ingredients from this week's farm share. Share consists of: golden beets, baby carrots, strawberries, peas, arugula, broccoli, green leaf lettuce, collard greens, radishes and parsley.

The result: Braised radishes and peas, whole wheat…


Added by Cornelia on June 25, 2010 at 9:05am — 1 Comment

Rhubarb Pie! Rhubarb Ginger Ale! Rhubarb VODKA!! Recipes enclosed.

Rhubarb Pie recipe courtesy of Tammy at Food on the Food blog (a must-read for me).

Rhubarb Ginger Ale recipe courtesy of Garrett's table.

Found on Flickr courtesy of… Continue

Added by Cornelia on June 23, 2010 at 2:09pm — 1 Comment

Seed Cathedral

From Treehugger:

The fierce competition between showstopping pavilions is heating up in Shanghai

as the opening of the… Continue

Added by Cornelia on June 15, 2010 at 10:01am — No Comments

NYT: Upsidedown Crops Are Growing In Popularity

I'm one of those people who got suckered by the Topsy Turvy ads on TV last summer. You can see it here in my ghetto gutter garden:

The New York Times has a good assortment of options for buying or making inverted planters…


Added by Cornelia on May 21, 2010 at 11:32am — 1 Comment

Free DIY wood furniture plans: KnockoffWood.com

I've found my next summer projects!

Lawn Chaise Lounger

Farmhouse table (or could be that giant desk we've been looking for)…


Added by Cornelia on May 3, 2010 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Chinese Medicine Recipes for Allergy and Detox Remedies - thanks Gwynnie!

My girl Gwyneth's latest Goop Newsletter is a good one! NYC acupuncturist and herbalist Adele Reising provides recommendations for allergy sufferers that include the beloved Neti Pot, avoiding dairy, wheat, sugar, and cold raw foods, as well as a yeast-free diet.

Detox recipes involve the love-it-or-hate-it ingredient licorice, a simple ginger-scallion soup, and a fragrant essential oil salve. Gotta love the herbal remedies, and the bonus… Continue

Added by Cornelia on April 22, 2010 at 11:04am — No Comments

A conversation with Mario Batali and Anthony Bourdain - the book list

These two chefs are the absolute top of the heap for me, and my friends know this. A friend recently sent me the podcast from the Miami Book Fair and I thought I'd share it and the list of food and cooking books and that they count as their favorite. Enjoy:…


Added by Cornelia on April 14, 2010 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

My CSA Farmer's Farm Journal - Veggies are on their way!

Just hearing about the veggies going into the ground makes my mouth water! Thought I'd share his first email of the season. It's a nice view into the New England farmer's day.

Hello all, and Happy Spring!

I’m very, very busy out here as the planting in the greenhouse is

getting pretty intensive, and the logging/firewood processing

continues. My best estimate is that I have somewhere in the vicinity

of 200,000 plants started at this point, and will continue to…

Added by Cornelia on April 8, 2010 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Buckwheat crepes with smoky sweet potato filling

Eggs are on my mind lately - backyard chickens being all the rage may be the reason! This weekend, some of us may be getting all Martha on some eggs for hunting, and some of us are always looking for creative dishes to make with all those eggs.

I came up with this one after picking up our last winter CSA share (with eggs) and wanting…


Added by Cornelia on March 31, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Bike-powered CSA delivery

Tomorrow is the last pickup *sob* for my winter CSA from Red Fire Farm in Granby, MA and I've been meaning to share some photos and information about a very cool enterprise here in Boston called Metro Pedal Power. Their "emissions-free, pedal-powered delivery truck" drivers are braving the weather and the Boston streets to bring urban folks the… Continue

Added by Cornelia on March 25, 2010 at 2:19pm — No Comments

NYT: Meaningful conversations make us happy

I would argue that this is what the dinner table is all about! How fulfilling is it when we can share a meal together and dive a bit deeper into what makes the world tick? I'm not advocating for overly-intellectually, pointy-headed discussions. I'm talking about getting to the gnarly, twisted, often beautiful root of what puzzles us, what inspires us and what might be the answers to some of life's mysteries.…


Added by Cornelia on March 19, 2010 at 4:49pm — No Comments



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