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Caiman Tomatoes

Fern Creek CSA–Week 9

0 by / on July 18, 2015, 9:42 pm / in Newsletters

Mark and I ate our first BLTs of the season today using the first ripe Caiman tomato. Our heat resistant lettuce is holding up well, so this is also the first year we’ve been able to have a BLT with both Fern Creek lettuce and tomatoes. The Armarillo cherry tomatoes are ripening up as well, and a few will be in the Market this week. They […]

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Shrub Syrups or Drinking Vinegars

Shrub Syrups or Drinking Vinegars

0 by / on July 14, 2015, 4:53 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, On the Side

I needed a little convincing that drinking vinegar could be refreshing and good, and so Lisby set me up with a blackberry, lavender, and vanilla shrub that she had brewed up. So refreshing. And, it turns out, good for you. Good-bye Cola. Hello Shrub Syrups! Drinking vinegars have been around for centuries. Middle Eastern cultures added vinegar solutions to water them to purify water. Sailors brought along syrups of alcohol […]

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Kale & Fortex Beans

Fern Creek CSA–Week 8

0 by / on July 12, 2015, 10:30 am / in Newsletters

You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces–just good food from fresh ingredients Julia Child ______________________________________ Corn is shoulder high on Mark and rising above my head. I love walking the path between the corn field and the tomato trellis, which is chock full of green tomatoes–cherry and beefsteaks, paste and salad tomatoes that will be delicious on BLTs. While we wait […]

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Kale Chips

Kale Chips

0 by / on July 7, 2015, 9:30 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, On the Side

I often say kale chips is one of our favorite ways to eat kale, but here it is July and tonight we just made up our first batch of the season. Apparently I have a lot of favorite ways to eat kale. As we all should. These accompanied a couple other delicious salads for our weekly dinner with Lisby and Jon. We finished […]

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Fern Creek CSA–Week 7

Fern Creek CSA–Week 7

0 by / on July 5, 2015, 2:09 pm / in Newsletters

“Food to a large extent is what holds a society together, and eating is closely linked to deep spiritual experiences.”   From The Anthropology of Eating, by Peter Farb & George Armelago We celebrated the 4th with an extended family barbecue. Everyone brought something for the the grill and a side dish. Since Mark was making homemade ice-cream (of course), I decided to try my […]

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