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Posted 9/17/2014 2:08pm by Susan.

I figured, as we get towards the end of the season, I would follow the lead of the summer shows on TV and switch to the "Results Shows" for a bit.   

The first picture is a soup made from the stalks of the broccoli and cauliflower left over from blanching and freezing the florets - I simmered them in some chicken stock, added some left overs of that funky alien looking thing that I can't remember the name of, some milk and a bit of flour to thicken it.   A little sriracha sauce and it warmed me right up!

This is the result of my first attempt at fermented veggies - home made sauerkraut!   Just shredded cabbage, salt, and a week in a big glass jar and the result is super yummy.   Longer fermentation makes for a stronger flavor, but I couldn't wait to eat it :)

Please feel free to let us know what

your results have been!

Posted 9/3/2014 7:08pm by Susan.

September is here, and even if the weather isn't cooperating, I still feel like it is soup making weather.  So, Tuesday morning, everything left from last week's box went into some sort of cream or broth soup to make room for this week's goodies - and it was a good thing, since there was SO much in there!    

Everything didn't even fit on the stovetop that I use for my "photo studio"!!

What is your favorite soup to make?  

Do you have a recipe, or do you just make "refridgerator soup" like I do?

 

And, I can't let the opportunity slide to talk about THIS thing.   I will have to confess that I am a bit of a Trekkie, and this certainly does look like some sort of an alien that was on some episode from one of those series :)

Posted 8/27/2014 12:16pm by Susan.

Am I the only one that can't believe we are on week 12 already?    And that there was SO much in our box (plus) this week?!

I'm pretty sure I am going to turn into a melon if I eat any more of them..........but that's not going to stop me!  

Which kind of melon did YOU pick this week?

Posted 8/21/2014 7:56pm by Susan.

After a week that has been so busy that I had to say hello to my kitchen when I walked in this evening it's been so long since I have seen it, I finally have time to post this picture from Tuesday (that my husband took for the second week in a row after he graciously offered to pick up the CSA box.  Again.)  

I had to look at the picture when he posted it on Facebook to even see what we got!!

I think tomorrow is going to be a day of preserving, since I don't foresee having the time to eat most of this before next Tuesday - but that's not always a bad thing, especially when it come to the middle of winter.   What is everyone doing with the summer squash, that they have had success with in the past?   That is the one thing I just haven't found a good outlet for.......

Happy Eating - see you again next Tuesday!!!!

Posted 8/13/2014 8:52am by Susan Roddy.

Can't believe we are at week TEN already!!  I guess going to school registration with my daughter should have been my first hint that summer is FLYING by.........lots of sad student faces at the high school when they all were coming to that same realization :)

My husband finally had the honor of picking up our CSA box this week, as I was not available, so the photo credit goes to him this week - although he did send it to me in a text that said "now what do I do with it?"

As I thought about his question, I realized that the next couple days need to involve a lot of "putting up vegetables" for me, since we are no longer able to keep up with eating everything we get (and I DO want to have something saved to enjoy this winter!)  

What are YOU starting to think about preserving to enjoy over the winter?  

Share your ideas, tips and tricks here, I sure need some and I am sure other members do too!!!

Posted 8/7/2014 7:46am by Susan.

I was SO excited about the sweet corn, I was ready to put it in the steamer when I got home and almost forgot to put it in the picture!!  Then I got so busy EATING it that I completely forgot to blog about the great bounty this week's box had for us :) 

So, better late than never, here are the stars of the week

The most fun/creative thing I have tried so far this week is a basil infused olive oil - it's still soaking, but I will let all of you know how it turns out.   Still trying to decide what to do with the cabbage.......

What fun new things have YOU tried with your Week 9 box? 

 

Posted 7/30/2014 9:12am by Susan.

 

This all looks amazing and yummy

and I wanted to eat it all at once!

(I couldn't help myself, the raspberries were half eaten on the way home before I even took the picture)

I was most excited about the sweet corn though, how about you?

  I have seen SO many ways to cook sweet corn I keep saying I want to try them, but our tried and true method is so easy we usually just cook them that way:

It takes one of those turkey deep fryer contraptions, we got ours on clearance at Lowe's - corn is the only thing we use it for!   Put a few inches of water in the bottom, put the corn, husks, silk & all, stalk side down, and steam for 45 minutes.  The husks pull off easily (although they are a bit warm), and can even be used for handles!

We have also tried wrapping husked corn in a wine soaked paper towel (red sweet works best), then tin foil, and cooking them on the grill - don't even need butter and salt on these they are SO yummy!

What is your "go to" method for cooking sweet corn?

Posted 7/23/2014 11:39am by Susan.

Broccoli, Sage, Rosemary and Kale!

(isn't that how the song goes?)

Love Tuesday night dinners of roasted veggies, kale chips and raw kohlrabi!   What did YOU eat first from this week's box?

 

Posted 7/16/2014 4:44pm by Susan .

Cucumber mint infused water with a side of sautéed green beans anyone?

Did YOUR raspberries even make it into the fridge?  Mine didn't :)

What fun recipes did you try this week?

Posted 7/8/2014 6:50pm by Susan.

Good thing I got a picture of those beets -

they are gone already!

Tomorrow night, pan fried kohlrabi with wilted kale....if the kohlrabi makes it that far.....

Thinking about making a Basil Mint Pesto - anyone have a tried and true recipe to share?

(for those of you paying attention, it's 5:34 - lol!)