Archive for April 2014

CSA Shopper Alert!

It always surprises me when people leave the CSA program for financial or budget reasons.  Even with all of our farming challenges we haven’t raised our CSA box prices for 3 years.  So I thought just for kicks and giggles I would go “shopping” this weekend for “the box” to see just how that might…

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Mizuna and Fava Bean Risotto

Until recently, Risotto was always one of those things that I never attempted to cook, I would order it out in a restaurant – too much effort!  I also try to adhere to a gluten free diet as much as possible and for years I was confused between Orzo – which is a pasta made…

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Easter Ideas

Radishes with Herbed Butter 10 radishes – any type 4 T unsalted butter 1 T chopped herbs – parsley, fennel fronds, carrot tops 1 tsp. lemon zest Sea salt and fresh ground pepper Rinse radishes in ice cold water and cut in half. Pat with cloth to dry. In a small container, mix together butter…

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Texas Onion Soup

No disrespect to the French, but if the Texas Sweets were around in the 18th century in France, then I’m convinced the soup would have been aptly named.  The basics are pretty simple, carmelized onions, some wine or sherry, beef broth, bread and cheese.  I like to split the broth – 1/2 chicken and 1/2…

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We Got the Beets

Thought I would pass on some storage tips this week and point out a recipe from last March for a beet and tangerine salad that has become a staple in our house. To store beets, trim the greens approximately two inches from the beet as soon as you get your CSA box home, otherwise the…

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