The tomatoes are here! Starting with very sweet ripe cherry tomatoes in red, purple, and gold, I’m looking forward to all the tomatoes to come. There can never be too many for me. Week 8’s box also includes cucumbers, new potatoes, mixed herbs, Swiss chard, carrots, garlic, jalapeño peppers, and […]
CSA week 7: abundance!
I love pickup days at City Commons CSA. I walk to the cooler shed, open the door, and find a stack of many boxes. What exactly will be in the one I choose? This week, my share (also called my treasure box) contains Swiss chard, purple onions, Kirby cucumbers, a bundle of […]
CSA week 4: roots and leaves
Week 4’s distribution is, as the folks at CSA Commons say, all about roots and leaves, except for the radish pods, which I’ve never eaten before, and which are going to become a fabulous pre-dinner snack. Shown in the photo, and in this week’s box: those radish pods, carrots, little […]
CSA week 3: spring is definitely here
I just picked up my CSA distribution for week 3. You can see that there is more in the box every week – this means that I need to spend time every Tuesday thinking about how I’ll use the bounty. This week’s box contained tender young lettuce and edible nasturtium petals, basil, oregano, kohlrabi, daikon radish, 2 heads […]
The CSA season begins!
Look at that wonderful produce, right? THAT is our first week’s haul from the farm City Commons CSA. And this is only the beginning; it’s week 1 of a 20-week growing season. Our box contained sugar snap peas, oregano, dill, mint, garlic scapes, tender young Hakurei turnips, Swiss chard, and a […]
Summer squash and chard gratin
NOTE: just like a tart, but even easier: no crust to make! Yield: One 2-quart flat dish tart, serves 6 1 Tbsp olive oil 2 c chopped onion 8 cl garlic, minced (about 1 heaping Tbsp) 1 1/2 lb zucchini and/or yellow summer squash, thinly sliced (6 c) 1 lb […]
Zucchini chard tart
Adapted from the NY Times. I also like the NY Times whole-wheat yeasted pie dough recipe for this. Yield: One 10-inch tart, serving eight to ten. 1 recipe short pie crust (or the NY Times whole wheat crust referenced above) 1 lb Swiss chard (naturally other greens might be substituted) […]