Posts in the category: CSA

CSA 2014: Week 9

CSA 2014: Week 9 // Dula Notes

This week my parents are visiting and I’ve already used that beautiful cherokee purple heirloom tomato and cilantro for a fun taco bar. I made taco meat and warmed tortillas over my gas burners. I served everything family style with bowls of chopped tomato, pickled daikon and carrots, pickled jalapeño, shredded cheese and finely minced white onion and cilantro with a squeeze of lime. A bottle of hot sauce was on the table, too. Almost every batch of chard this summer has been made into Orechiette with Sausage and Rainbow Chard. The sausage and chard taste incredible together and it’s one… Continue reading

CSA 2014: Week 8 + Summer Vegetable Salad with Carrot Green Chimichurri

CSA 2014: Week 8 // Dula Notes

I’m eating a rainbow! I can’t get over how gorgeous and colorful the shares are lately. As I cut into the ripe summer tomatoes to reveal a deep ruby center, I almost gasped at their loveliness and then thought to myself, I’m glad I have you to share my love of food with because those eat to live people would think I’m crazy. This week we received rainbow chard, carrots, colorful baby beets, tomatoes, cucumber, summer squash and cabbage. This fresh summer salad came together slowly as I waited for Marc to get home from work the other night. I… Continue reading

CSA 2014: Week 7 + Saffron Sage Rice

CSA 2014: Week 7 + Saffron Sage Rice // Dula Notes

This week’s share was colorful with rainbow chard, yellow squash, baby beets, gorgeous tomatoes and a bright orange edible flower. The tomatoes were either eaten over the sink in all their summer glory or sliced and made into BLT’s. The baby beets and kale went into smoothies for the week. I picked up some Great Lakes trout and it was my first time making it. I drizzled it with a bit of olive oil, sprinkled it with sea salt and placed a few slices of lemon on top. I baked it for 15 minutes and it was really delicious! I… Continue reading

CSA 2014: Week 6 + Veggie Bowl with Cilantro Lime Rice

CSA 2014: Week 6 // Dula Notes

Greens for days! It’s been a little challenging keeping up with the share because of Marc’s stomach bug. He’s been to the doctor and he’s on the mend, but for now he’s on a bland diet. They actually call it a bland diet and those are the two saddest words strung together. His meals have consisted of saltines, broth, plain rice, plain potatoes and Liberte lemon yogurt for breakfast. I’ve had to get creative and make Marc something plain for dinner and then add flair to my meal for something plain+. The pretty red carrots and some summer squash made… Continue reading

CSA 2014: Week 5

CSA 2014: Week 5 // Dula Notes

The weather has been gorgeous this last week in Michigan. We’ve had a break in the humidity with temperatures in the low to mid 70’s with the occasional summer breeze. The breeze is my favorite part. It’s the perfect weather for me, but just the other day someone told me he’d prefer if it were hotter for boating, so I guess you can’t make everyone happy. I’ll just keep wearing my cute summer-weight sweaters and be happy enough about the weather for both of us. This week we received red fire lettuce, swiss chard, french breakfast radishes, yellow summer squash,… Continue reading

CSA 2014 Week 4 + Pita Pizzas

CSA 2014 Week 4 + Pita Pizza Recipe // Dula Notes

Our share was a bit smaller this week, but it was perfect because we were going out of town. I used the kale for smoothies and made a green salad with the romaine. The purple onions and garlic scapes went on mini pita pizzas and the basil and parsley was made into a pesto for those same mini pizzas. I took the strawberries along for our weekend trip and made strawberry and coconut cream popsicles. I’m sorry I didn’t take a pic of those, because they were pretty. I guess I’ll have to make them again, right? This week we… Continue reading

CSA 2014: Week 3 + Grilled Caesar Salad

CSA 2014: Week 3 + Grilled Caesar Salad Recipe

Ah, summer! I can’t get enough strawberries right now and the other night I had some with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. If I’m not making the ice cream myself, I recently discovered Alden’s organic vanilla ice cream at Whole Foods and it’s my favorite. If it goes on sale, I just have to buy it. Some store-bought vanilla ice creams are too sweet for me and Alden’s is pretty perfect. Just in case you were looking for a vanilla ice cream to try. This week we received jericho romaine lettuce, russian kale, butter lettuce, asparagus, garlic scapes, strawberries and red baron spring… Continue reading

CSA 2014: Week 2 + Asian Vinaigrette

CSA 2014: Week 2

It’s summer! Lovely strawberries and garlic scapes found their way into our share this week and I’m ecstatic. Garlic scapes on pizza is one of my favorite toppings.  I’ll probably eat each and every strawberry right off the stem because they are fragrant and perfect. This week we received asparagus, red fire lettuce, french breakfast radishes, garlic scapes, dinosaur kale and strawberries. Today Marc and I are celebrating our 10th anniversary. WHAAT? I’m having trouble wrapping my brain around that number, but it’s true. Marrying him continues to be the best decision I’ve ever made. We go together like fresh… Continue reading

CSA 2014: Week 1

The CSA is back and I’m thrilled. This is my third CSA and I went with Raub-Rae Farm for the second time because the quality of their organic produce is simply the best. They also do a nice job of washing the produce, which is worth the cost of membership alone. I pick up my half share at the farmers market on Saturdays (Grammar Girl says no apostrophe necessary in farmers market) and if I’ll be out of town, I can pick up my share at a close-by farmers market on Wednesdays. This week we received asparagus, optima butterhead lettuce, green leaf… Continue reading

CSA 2013: Week 20 + Curry Sage Butternut Squash Soup

This is sadly our last CSA share for the year. To send us out with a bang, the farm packed our box with a bounty of fall produce. The shallots, butternut squash and sage provided everything I needed to make Adrianna’s Curry Sage Butternut Squash Soup. I changed the recipe a little based on how I like to make soup and that recipe is written out below. It really is so good that it would rival any fancy squash soup you get at your favorite restaurant. Try it! This week we received butternut squash, sage, parsley, potatoes, swiss chard, cabbage,… Continue reading