CSA Newsletter June 18, 2009

Tweet Here’s this week’s CSA Newsletter, which I write for Hawthorne Valley Farm. They supply my Inwood CSA here in Upper Manhattan, as well as the Riverdale, Bronx CSA. I’m posting these newsletters which I create for my local group here because I’m participating in “Cooking Away my CSA” a group where we all post […]

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CSA Newsletter June 11, 2009

Tweet Here’s this week’s CSA Newsletter, which I write for Hawthorne Valley Farm. They supply my Inwood CSA here in Upper Manhattan, as well as the Riverdale, Bronx CSA. I’m posting these newsletters which I create for my local group here because I’m participating in “Cooking Away my CSA” a group where we all post […]

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Video: Indonesian Cooking – Kelepon

Chef Mark learns how to make Kelepon, rice flour dumplings filled with palm sugar syrup, at the New Treasure Island Cultural Center in Bali, Indonesia.

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Blood Orange Granita

Tweet Winter can be a tough time for fruit lovers like me. I love simple desserts made with fresh fruits. In North America, most fruits are non-existent, or shipped in from the southern hemisphere and taste like cardboard, since they’ve been picked far from ripe and shipped in a dark boxcar for weeks. (And you […]

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CSA Newsletter July 3rd

Tweet Here’s this week’s CSA Newsletter for Hawthorne Valley Farm. It’s all about beets, turnips, and using the greens from the tops of both. Plus an article about time on the farm from Farmer Katy. Download PDF: July 3rd Newsletter

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Braised Bok Choy

Tweet (6 servings)From the Fannie Farmer Cookbook 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth1 1/2 –inch piece ginger root, quartered2 pounds bok choy3-4 Tablespoons rice wine vinegarA few drops hot pepper oilSalt, to taste Pour broth into a large sauté pan and add the ginger. Cut the bok choy into halves or quarters and add to […]

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Pickled Sweet and Sour Cucumber (or Squash)

Tweet This is a “quick pickle” that doesn’t require sterilizing jars, because you’ll eat it within an hour of making it! Tonight I substituted the zucchini and summer squash we’ve been getting from our CSA. I always add a couple cloves of garlic, chopped. (6 servings) 2 cucumbers1 teaspon salt2 teaspoons superfine sugar¼ cup rice […]

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Beet, Lemon, and Ginger Marmalade

Tweet (makes 2 cups) Recipe from: Mollie Katzen’s Sunlight Cafe by Mollie Katzen (Hyperion) 1 pound cooked beets1/2 tsp salt5 Tbsp fresh lemon juice2 Tbsp light honey2 to 3 Tbsp chopped lemon zest1/3 cup crystallized ginger Peel and coarsely grate or mince the beets, and transfer to a medium-sized bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and […]

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Farm-Style Braised Kale

Tweet Farm-Style Braised KaleFrom Greene on Greens (4 servings) 2 strips bacon1 Tablespoon unsalted butter1 small onion, finely chopped1 pound kale, stems removed, roughly choppedSalt and freshly ground pepperPinch of ground allspice1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar1 lemon, sliced thin Sauté the bacon strips in a large skillet until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Crumble and […]

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Kohlrabi time!

Tweet Well, the aliens have landed! We got our first delivery of kohlrabi in our CSA baskets this week, and I’m excited to make them. In addition to fine dicing them to throw in salads, I’m going to make the following dish this weekend: Kohlrabi with Parmesan (4 servings) 2 small kohlrabi bulbs1-2 Tablespons unsalted […]

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