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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Negroni Week Is Coming. Age Your Negronis Now.

Negroni Week is Coming. Age Your Negronis Now.

Negroni Week (June 4-10) starts in five days. I remembered this morning and mixed up 500ml of my favorite equal parts cocktail in a glass flask and dropped in a charred oak stick. To prepare for the celebration next week, check out some of my other Negroni-related posts: The recipe Bottle aging Negronis Negroni Week on Snack Time More recipes and variations. There is no wrong way to Negroni.

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Review Of The One-Bottle Cocktail By Maggie Hoffman

Review of The One-Bottle Cocktail by Maggie Hoffman

I've been slowly making my way through The One-Bottle Cocktail since it came out in March. I liked it so much that I sent a copy to some friends, too. Here is what we think of the cocktails we've tried so far. We're looking forward to drinking our way through the rest of this book. It will really be great this spring and summer when we will have easy access to edible flowers and herbs. If you haven't picked up a copy yet, you need to.
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