CSA Weekly Recipes

CSA Week 10 Recipes
We usually try to only include ingredients in these recipes which are produced locally and to avoid food items which are known for having a large carbon foot print, but since fennel pairs so beautifully with citrus we cheated a little bit. Most of the salads we include in these blogs are very basic but we went more elaborate with the Fennel and Citrus salad below and it was definitely worth the trouble.
CSA Week 9 Recipes
This week we included an 8 herb mix which is versatile and flavorful, and perfect for summer cooking. The mix works well with roasted meats and vegetables, as well as in vinaigrettes or vegetable salads. We recommend removing the thicker stems from the herbs and then finely chopping everything in the bag to create one mix. Below is a recipe for one of our favorite vegetable soups of Eastern European origin which uses many of the ingredients in this week’s share- Red Borscht Soup. We had a lot of 'wow, that's good' moments when we were cooking the recipes this week, so if you give these recipes a try we don't believe they will disappoint. In the words of Jacques Pepin, happy cooking!
CSA Week 8 Recipes
We wanted to incorporate the great outdoors into our cooking this week so the majority of the recipes were done on the grill, though they could easily be roasted in the oven with just a bit of cooking time added. We included a Peruvian herb this week called huacatay, or black mint. This herb is found in the marigold family, which you may recognize if you are familiar with the similar leaf structure and scent of the marigold plant. We recommend using the herb in a green sauce, which is our favorite way of enjoying most herbs- some garlic, oil, acid, salt, and pepper.