Sisters Hill Farm 2018 CSA: Week 8

Sisters Hill Farm 2018 CSA: Week 8

Today was the first pickup we've had in the thunderstorm. Thank goodness for a storage shed nearby that we could use as a pickup location! Here's what we received this week: Fennel - The licorice taste of fennel is great in a salad. I like to thinly shave it and toss with some lettuce, parsley, bell pepper, radishes, lemon juice, and olive oil. You can also braise it with stock and white wine, but I prefer it fresh. Cabbage - Homemade sauerkraut. Basil and tomatoes - Caprese sounds pretty good…

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Sisters Hill Farm 2018 CSA: Week 7

Sisters Hill Farm 2018 CSA: Week 7

This week is a quintessential summer vegetable share. Eggplant and yellow squash are finally here and tomatoes are a bit early this year! What we received in this week's share: Lettuce, carrots, cucumber, scallions, tomato - Lunch salads! Cabbage - I'll combine this with last week's cabbage and start some homemade sauerkraut. Squash, Japanese eggplant, basil, and garlic scapes - I added this to a pasta dish tonight with chicken sausage and the spinach from last week. I let the flavors shine with olive oil and fresh grated pecorino instead…

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Sisters Hill Farm 2018 CSA: Week 6

Sisters Hill Farm 2018 CSA: Week 6

I hope you have a great Independence Day celebration! We're having friends over to watch fireworks on the Hudson River and having burgers, hotdogs, Old Bay corn salad, guacamole, pasta salad, cupcakes, grilled peaches with creme fraîche, and margaritas. Here is my margarita recipe: On to the regularly scheduled vegetable program. What we received this week: Red leaf lettuce, salad mix, scallions, cucumbers, broccoli - Salads! While broccoli is a good dinner side, we love it raw in salads. Carrots - One of our favorite things to do with carrots…

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Photos From Sisters Hill Farm

Photos from Sisters Hill Farm

Amanda and I visited Sisters Hill Farm on Saturday for one of their yearly picnics. The farm is gorgeous this time of year! So many colors, so many vegetables, and wonderful summer evening light. I spent nearly the entire time taking photos. Here is the best of what I took. Click on a photo to launch slideshow mode.

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Sisters Hill Farm 2018 CSA: Week 5

Sisters Hill Farm 2018 CSA: Week 5

We are reaching the end of the early vegetables: Spinach, bok choi, arugula, garlic scapes, turnips, etc. Summer vegetables are starting to come in: Broccoli, cucumbers, squash, carrots, beans, kale, beets, etc. We're visiting the farm this weekend for a picnic. We're excited to see where our food grows and meet the farmer and his apprentices! We might also go help pick garlic there on July 4. What we received in our share this week: Lettuce, Scallions, and Cilantro: I'll add these to taco salads for lunch this week. I'll…

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Sisters Hill Farm 2018 CSA: Week 4

Sisters Hill Farm 2018 CSA: Week 4

What we received in our share this week: Spinach, lettuce, scallions, and cucumber - Lunch salads! You'll probably read that all summer long. Bibb lettuce - We didn't chop this for salads. We're keeping it whole and using the leaves for taco wrappers. Basil - I used this tonight in round two of the Vietnamese pork and cold rice noodles dish. I made enough for two meals and needed another set of fresh herbs to chop up and throw in there. Bok Choi - I'm going to stir fry it…

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Turnip And Kohlrabi Pickles

Turnip and Kohlrabi Pickles

I made this Vietnamese pork and cold rice noodles dish for dinner, but didn't have carrot or daikon on-hand for the vegetable pickles. I did have turnips and kohlrabi from the CSA, though. Above: Sous vide pork, basil, cilantro, mint, rice noodles, quick pickles, nuoc cham. I quickly sliced them thin with my food processor, minced a few cloves of garlic, grabbed a few dried hot peppers from my Vietnamese pepper plant, tossed them all in a quart jar, and filled it with a typical pickling liquid. I didn't peel…

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Sisters Hill Farm 2018 CSA: Week 3

Sisters Hill Farm 2018 CSA: Week 3

We love CSA season because it saves us from ourselves. If we had to choose each week to buy these vegetables, we probably wouldn't. We'd probably eat sandwiches or pizza in their place. Since we made the healthy choice once and it lasts for the rest of the summer, we get a lot more veggies in our diet. We hate wasting food, so we get creative and we persevere through those nights when we are tired and don't want to cook. CSAs are a good thing. 
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