CSA box leftovers part 2

Pickling was another endeavor that I was exposed to as a child. My family passed on a ton of pickle recipes most of which I’ve never tried for a couple reasons.

I haven’t been able to scale them back to the amount of cucumbers I have. I do not have a bushel of cucumbers with is …

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CSA box leftovers Part 1

Sometimes at the end of the week of CSA vegetables I have veggies left over that I need to use before I get my new box. Certain times of the year I get overrun with particular things: jalapenos, tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers and sweet potatoes can be troublesome. So what’s a busy mumma who doesn’t want …

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Zucchini Lasagna

What do you do when you have more than a dozen zucchini and summer squash? Most people will respond, “make zucchini bread”. That is a good answer most of the time but what if you really don’t want to make baked goods and you really need to make something for dinner?
The solution zucchini lasagna. The …

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Roasted Broccoli

I’ve never been a big fan of broccoli or cauliflower. Mostly because growing up I mostly got frozen version of these veggies boiled. This makes them taste bland and mushy. Boiling or steaming isn’t the only way these two vegetable can be prepared though.
One great alternative is to roast them with olive oil and garlic. …

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Cream of broccoli soup

Fall is here in Houston and as soon as it gets reasonably cold my husband starts asking for soup. Last weekend I made cream of mushroom soup the recipe for which I’ve posted before. This weekend he requested cream of broccoli. Cream of broccoli soup and cream of mushroom use very similar ingredients but the …

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Stuffed Cabbage

This spring I got cabbage twice in my CSA box. One cabbage was the size of a basketball. I like cabbage a lot but it can be a challenge to use it. I made a nice batch of coleslaw, boiled dinner, and then steamed some with potatoes, onions and kielbasa. All these meals were super …

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Kale Quinoa Tabbouleh

Last week’s CSA box came with a plethora of kale. See has my spouse is not a fan. I needed to find a new way to make it for myself. Something that would be easy at lunch. I settled on Kale Quinoa Tabbouleh. For those who don’t know, Quinoa is a small grain that comes …

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Turnip Trials

We’re back to the time of the year when a significant portion of my CSA box is greens and root vegetables. This week I got beet, mustard and turnip greens as well as beets and turnips. I love beet greens sauteed and I’ve used mustard greens in the past and have some ideas about what …

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Potato Leek Soup

Fall has arrived here in Houston and that means soup season is back. This week I decided to make an old favorite – Potato Leek Soup. The biggest challenging with this soup is making sure the leeks are good and clean. The best way to do this is to slice them up and soak in …

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