csa contents: september 29th, 2015

Excited to see some different ingredients in this weeks bushel.  I’m also pretty excited that the contents did not include cucumbers… we’ve got pickles coming out of our ears! Corn (4 ears) Beets Swiss Chard Sicilian Eggplant Honey Crisp Apples (2) Tomatoes (2) Spinach Cremini Mushrooms (pint) Gala Apples (4)

ramen: another use for corn – a blue apron inspiration

A two weeks back, we received a weeks worth of free meals from Blue Apron from my dear friend, Holly.  To be honest, I have been a bit skeptical of the whole meal kit delivery movement as I enjoy planning my weekly menus, prepping and getting creative with a recipe and ingredients went the mood strikes…

corn filling up my crisper!

Greetings! For the past few weeks we’ve received ears of corn that I’ve let sit in our crisper until inspiration for how I could use them would strike me.  I’ve already made salads with corn, grilled the corn, boiled the corn… I wanted to do something a bit different with the 8+ cobs cooling out in…

csa contents: september 22, 2015

Some interesting and new things to be found in our bushel this week: White Eggplant Gala Apples (3) Bok Choy Beans Peaches (4) Honey Crisp Apples (3) Corn (4) Carrots Ancho Peppers (3) Cucumbers (3)

roasted eggplant dip.

With work picking up, concerts and dinners to attend during the week and events on the weekends I’ve had some bushel ingredients pile up in my crisper.  Upon seeing that I was going to receive another eggplant this week, I utilized the roasted eggplant dip recipe from Stony Hill Farms.  I had some crispy baguette…

back to my roots

It’s been forever since I’ve had a Hungarian comfort dish known as chicken paprikash.  Made by my grandmother and then my mother, the smell of paprika in the air really brings me back to my childhood.  I’ve been looking for the right recipe to make this dish for the first time for Ryan – lucky…

steamed mussels with tomato and chorizo broth

Some busy weeknights call for a one pot dinner.  Reluctant to break out the crock pot just yet, I shopped the sales at the seafood counter and purchased some mussels last week.  Not to be outdone by heavy pasta and sauce, I utilized the sweet cherry tomatoes from our bushel and adapted the below recipe…

csa contents: september 8th

a very busy work week this week so i’ll try to get to sharing all my recipes out over the weekend.  here are the contents of our bushel for this week: Pears (3) Nectarines (2) Heirloom Tomato Yellow Beans Kirby Cucumbers Lettuce Peaches (3) Corn (4 ears) Squash (2) White Onion Cucumber (2) Small Tomatoes…

csa contents: september 1st

This weeks half-bushel contained: Corn(4 Ears) Lettuce Blueberries Peaches(10) Patty Pan Squash Cherry Tomatoes Italian Flat Beans Nectarines (3) It’s the season opener for Rutgers Football this weekend and that can only mean one thing – tailgates! I’m excited to incorporate these jersey fresh ingredients into recipes we can enjoy while tailgating. Speaking of fall…

cool as a cucumber.

As you can see, I’ve made lots of good recipes this past week but haven’t had time to share them with you.  This next recipe is a result of the numerous cucumbers we’ve received week after week from our CSA. I’ve pickled cucumbers, I’ve sliced them thinly to through in a creamy salad, and I’ve…

beets.

This side salad is a potato salad with a little sweet from the roasted beets combined with some bite from horseradish.  This is a great recipe if you are tired of typical potato salads and standard roasted beet salads.  I used collard greens instead of mustard greens (which I’ve adapted from here). Marinated Beets with…

tons of tomatoes

Tonight I found myself with a large amount of cherry tomatoes left over (around 2 pints) from last week and the week before.  I wanted to challenge myself with utilizing these cherry tomatoes in a way I haven’t before.  In the July issue of Bon Appétit, I remembered seeing a dish using cherry tomatoes as an aspect…