fresh summer salsa ingredients

This week in our CSA we had the perfect trio for making fresh salsa: tomatoes, red onions, and cilantro. I grabbed some of our hardneck table garlic, picked a few sprigs of parsley from our PYO herb area, shucked an ear of sweet corn, and toasted a teaspoon of cumin seeds. Aside: I could’ve used…

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Years ago, one of my favorite high school teachers, Mary Lagerwey, handed me the recipe below because she knew I liked (loved, really) basil.   I’ve made this recipe for the past 15 years since then, with a few changes.  After having children, I cut way back on the red pepper flakes, sometimes eliminating them altogether.…

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I feel a little bit like spring busyness snuck up on me this year, maybe because we were gone for the week of spring break (yay for Legoland and Manatee Springs State Park in Florida!), or maybe because I was picking daffodils a this past weekend in a snowstorm. No matter the weather, I’m always happy for spring, even…

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There’s almost no better way to eat a homegrown, cool-season carrot than raw.  Renowned winter grower Eliot Coleman writes, “The tastiness resulting from fall growing and cool-soil storage elevates the humble carrot to another plane.”  Dan and I agree.  During a busy harvest morning, we’ll pull a carrot from the ground, brush it off, and…

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Each week you, as a farm member, take home 5-8 different types of leafy greens: Baby salad greens Baby spinach Mesclun mix Beet greens Radish greens Carrot tops Kale Swiss chard  You’re receiving enough leafy greens by now that you could probably eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and I want to help you…

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