What We Did With all the Apples

Two weeks ago Junia and I picked 20 pounds of apples.  When we got home I looked at all the apples, looked at Junia and said, “what are we going to do with all these apples!”  She said, “eat ’em”. Yes, she’s a smart two-year-old.  But since it would take a while to eat that […]

Slow Cooker Chicken Corn Soup (CSA style, with celery root)

Growing up in Pennsylvania Dutch country, I know what rivels are – they are little dumplings one finds in good, PA Dutch style chicken corn soup. Yesterday I betrayed my heritage, making chicken corn soup without rivels. That said, my soup was pretty good. Our summer CSA has inundated us with corn on the cob. […]

What to do with a beet?

Before two years ago, I knew two things about beets: 1. They were the main ingredient in something called “Red Beet Eggs”.  My family often had these around when I was growing up and I never tried them as they looked awful. 2. Dwight Schrute farmed them on The Office. Then Emily and I joined […]

Spicy Sweet Potato Soup…Mmmmm….

We get a lot of Sweet Potatoes in our CSA.  I think, with summer setting in, we’ll get less now, but over the winter we got some nearly every week.  I like sweet potatoes, but I am sick of them by now.  So the question has been: what to do with these sweet potatoes? A […]

Community Supported Agriculture Rocks

I love to cook.   When I was in high school a representative from culinary school visited our home economics class.  I gave my name as someone who was interested in pursuing that path.  It was not until after I graduated from college that they finally stopped sending me things in the mail.  I like […]