washing leeks in fall

As we approach the end of our Fall CSA, we get the pleasure of meeting one of our late-season vegetables–the lovely leek, member of the Allium (onion) genus. With a more delicate, subtle flavor, leeks can replace onions in some dishes, but do require a more gentle cooking method. With a lower sugar content, for…

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 Trisha and Ryan Belstra have been farm members since our very first season back in 2010, back when we offered a summer CSA, which happened to be the summer Trisha and I were both pregnant with our second child.  Six years later, the Belstra’s are still farm members and our babies are no longer babies…

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leek garlic shiitake pizza

When I wrote this post three years ago, I was cooking mushrooms the way I’d always cooked them. Since then, Farmer Dan has shown me a new way, illustrated in detail in this video. So I’ve udpated the recipe as follows. Instead of cooking your leeks and garlic first, start by cooking your mushrooms in…

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Leeks are a new item in the share this fall, and one of those lovely, sort-of-strange-looking fall veggies that you may or may not find in the grocery store on a given day.  A member of the Allium genus, leeks often play a role similar to that of the onion, but offer a more subtle flavor…

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