My CSA box: Roasted whole cauliflower 

Our CSA season with Fifth Crow is winding to a close, with a new season starting in January. In our box this week we found Carrots, “Calypso” Dry Beans, Curly Kale, Cauliflower, Potatoes, Baby Head Lettuce, Cilantro, “Candy” Yellow Onions, and “Poblano” and “Purple Islander” Peppers. Here is my menu plan for the week of

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Family Dinner Plan: Green Garlic is here!

Spring time brings lovely green garlic, garlic which has been harvested before maturity. Very nice flavor, mild but still garlicky, I use it almost anywhere I would use regular garlic. Also in our box this week were Young Walla Walla Onions, Lettuce, Chicory Barba di Cappuccino (an Italian chicory), Fennel, Sugar Snap Peas, Carrots, and Red

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Family Dinner Plan: Leftovers and last box

  From a menu planning standpoint, last week was a disaster. The menu plan was good, but our schedule was all wonky, and we ended up abandoning the entire plan by Tuesday night. We still ate well and at this point in the season, many of the vegetables in our box from Mariquita have good

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My Monday Menu Plan: Pumpkin (already!)

Pumpkin

Pumpkin Pumpkins are in season now, guess summer is over. Well, except not here, where we did not really have a summer. Tomatoes are just ripening, chilis are looking good, eggplants are almost ready, and I think I have a cucumber or two on the vine. But a Baby Bear Pumpkin did arrive in our

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My Monday Menu Plan: Moroccan Carrot Salad

Carrots Each week, on Monday (usually), I come up with the dinner plan for the entire week. What sounds onerous to some is actually a dream for me, as I organize myself well before the excitement of the week starts. No more last minute scrambles to figure out dinner mid-week, and instead of rushing to

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