CSA 2011 · Recipes

RECIPE: Tangy apple-fennel slaw

I made this one up while stranded indoors during Hurricane Irene. It used up a few key items from my CSA that I didn’t want to see go to waste before I left town for a week on business: scallions, cabbage and fennel. Luckily, it came out great! Ingredients 1 small head of cabbage, shredded… Continue reading RECIPE: Tangy apple-fennel slaw


Basil State of Mind

Every month, Food Network Magazine focuses on one in-season ingredient and publishes a month of tips for using it. July’s pick: BASIL. Basil is hands-down one of my favorite culinary herbs.  Here are a few of the best ideas from the list: A tasty appetizer: Spread ricotta cheese on toasted baguette slices then top with… Continue reading Basil State of Mind


Homemade Pizza With Stracciatella

Want to try something unusual and delicious? Mix up the cheese you throw on a homemade pizza and you’re in for some fresh flavor ideas. I made this a few months ago for the first time and it came out great. I was inspired to make it when I found the killer ingredient at a… Continue reading Homemade Pizza With Stracciatella


New York Times: As Farmers’ Markets Boom, Some See a Glut

Farmers in pockets of the country say the number of farmers’ markets has outstripped demand, a consequence of a clamor for markets that are closer to customers and communities that want multiple markets. John Spineti started selling plump tomatoes and shiny squash at farmers’ markets in the early 1970s and saw his profits boom as… Continue reading New York Times: As Farmers’ Markets Boom, Some See a Glut

CSA 2011 · Recipes

Easy cheater recipe for roasted potatoes

OK, we had a busy weekend — I’m about to leave town for a week on business — and I fell back on a tried-and-true recipe to use up some of my farm share potatoes: Roasting them in vegetable oil and Lipton’s Onion Soup mix. It really is so simple and difficult to mess up, and… Continue reading Easy cheater recipe for roasted potatoes

CSA 2011 · Recipes

RECIPE: Scallion Cream Cheese

This is pretty self-explanatory, but it came out so delicious that I wanted to share the “recipe” anyway. I get these fabulously enourmous scallions in my CSA almost every week, and I just love finding new ways to use them. When I was a kid we used to get fresh bagels and homemade spreads from a… Continue reading RECIPE: Scallion Cream Cheese


STUDY: Organic farming reduces antibiotic resistance

Are we really surprised by this? I read in the Washington Post yesterday that a new study shows poultry farmers who adopt organic practices and stop giving their birds antibiotics significantly reduce the resistance of bacteria to antibiotics in their flocks. “Public health experts have become increasingly concerned about germs becoming resistant to many commonly… Continue reading STUDY: Organic farming reduces antibiotic resistance