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Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Today is the last day of the 2009 summer CSA. Tom has loaded us down with winter squash in time for Thanksgiving. And a good thing, because the nation is facing a shortage of canned pumpkin. Not that I use canned pumpkin; I usually roast Sugar Pie pumpkins and blend the flesh with eggs and […]

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Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Well, well, what have we here? Clockwise from top left we have: chard, kale, lettuce, beets, parsley (I took an orphan, too,) baby bok choy, kuri squash, apples, carrots, radicchio, tomatoes, and cabbage. As well as an indifferent blogger, I’ve been an indifferent home cook lately, so I had to get rid of some sad […]

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Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Another rainbow assortment today: I’ll admit right off that I left a bunch of chard in exchange for the radicchio and an extra cabbage, and I would have left the beets if I had unearthed them. I have a lot of roasted beets already. Clockwise from the bottom we have: carrots, potatoes, eggs, apples, beets, […]

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Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Clockwise from bottom left: peppers, carrots, kale, lettuce, parsley, nappa cabbage, tomatoes and chilis, onions, eggs, and red kuri squash, apples and eggplant in the mush pot. I feel compelled to admit that I left chard, beets and another head of lettuce behind, but took an extra nappa cabbage. I sauteed a head of nappa […]

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Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Last week’s storm evidently did a number on Santa Cruz County farms. So no tomatoes or berries this week, but everything else looks great. Clockwise from bottom left: basil, onions, apples, dandelion greens, radishes, lettuce, collards, beets, broccoli, potatoes, spinach, eggs, carrots, and peppers. I got deferred again today from donating blood because my hemoglobin […]

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Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Time marches on. Despite the flood of local produce that has swept over my kitchen, Thursday comes and again and brings with it another CSA box from Live Earth Farm. I tried to do a slightly better job of food styling today. Can you tell? Starting with the bags up top, we have: green beans, […]

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Thursday, October 8th, 2009

I did enough food-related things today for three posts, but I have had enough trouble with daily inspiration that I’m going to parcel them out. But a second post today is necessary for the Thursday CSA report. Here we have (clockwise from bottom left) basil, dandelions, arugula, spinach, nappa cabbage. Greens, greens, greens! If I […]

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Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Today we have:(clockwise from the bottom) a largre, heirloom tomato, eggplants, beets, peppers (in the bag) radishes, eggs, lettuce, basil, collards, spinach (hidden in a bag) tomatoes, apples, and then potatoes, carrots and a melon in the center. The eggplants and peppers are roasting as I type (along with last week’s, which got ignored in […]

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Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Vamos a ver… We have, clockwise from top right: carrots, zucchini, apples, eggplant, melon, peppers, tomatoes, spinach, basil, collards, and eggs and red onions in the mush pot. The carrots have started a new bag, the apples have joined the reactor core, which is reaching criticality. The zukes are dehydrating, peppers and eggplants for roasting. […]

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Friday, September 18th, 2009

Yesterday’s breathless account of the CAG meeting pushed off our usual Thursday feature, and I even forgot an anecdote. Dr. Robert Gross, the distinguished former SCVWD Director from District 3, attended the meeting as an interested member of the public, and told me, rather cryptically, “I still think you’re too young.” I replied that time […]

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