Archive for June, 2011

CSA Week 2 :: It’s Full of Green

Items in Box: 2 lbs spinach, bok choy, arugula, butter head lettuce, mustard greens, salad turnips, dill, and  strawberries. Learning by making mistakes is a well trodden path for me. Last week’s lessons revolved around grit and dirt. After munching on a few dirt clods in my salad, there was plenty of resolve in the […]


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CSA Week #1 :: First Crop

Items in Box: Bok Choy, Green Lettuce, 3/4 lb. Salad Mix, Cilantro, Radishes Feels like Christmas picking up and unpacking the first CSA delivery of the year. You’ll be spared the remainder of the unboxing photos. Actually this isn’t the first food-stuffs from Picadilly Farms, my “farmers” for the next 27 weeks. An email in […]


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Pasta, Polenta, and Horseradish Cheese

Trying new things is one of the pleasures I enjoy when dining out. Where a meal becomes really interesting is when a classic dish is prepared with local/regional ingredients or specialties turning the familiar into something new and exciting – not to mention tasty! Take Lasagna – classic Italian dish with wide noodles, cheeses, tomato sauce and perhaps ground […]


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YoCheese and Whey

Wanting to try a frozen yogurt recipe using the Kitchen Aid Ice Cream Maker attachment I ran across this Vanilla Frozen Yogurt recipe. The yogurt required straining and rather than putting out $18 for a “Yogurt Strainer” that may be used once, I suspended coffee filters in containers to hold and strain the yogurt. 24 hours later I […]


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