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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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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What I’m Doing With My CSA Shares: Weeks 3 And 4

What I’m Doing With My CSA Shares: Weeks 3 and 4

I took photos of the last two weeks of CSA shares we received, but took my time in getting around to posting them due to some fly fishing, hiking, and an uptick in work. The wait is over. Week 3 Lettuces - We chopped up both lettuces for salads. We are doing the Whole 30 again this month, so we’ve been eating a lot of salads for lunch. Kale - We chopped up the kale and combined it with week 4’s rainbow chard and sautéed it all up with bacon,…

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Prep Your Corned Beef Now For St. Patrick’s Day

Prep Your Corned Beef Now for St. Patrick’s Day

I'm not Irish or that into parades, so I don't go crazy about St. Patrick's Day. To me it is a chance to overindulge in quality cured meat. Some people get excited about green beer, others get excited about corned beef. Just Say No to that grocery store corned beef. With a small amount of effort, you can do much better. Have you ever brined a chicken? Curing your own corned beef isn't much different. I've made it twice and I'm always surprised at how easy it is. Curing your own…

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