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 thatContinue reading “What We Did With all the Apples”

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.Continue reading “Slow Cooker Chicken Corn Soup (CSA style, with celery root)”

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 joinedContinue reading “What to do with a beet?”

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? AContinue reading “Spicy Sweet Potato Soup…Mmmmm….”

Snow in October = No Lettuce This Week!

It snowed in October for the first time I can ever remember.  I read that one year in the late 1970s was the last time there was enough snowfall in October to actually measure. Many people in the area are just now, days later, getting electricity back.  For most of us though, life is prettyContinue reading “Snow in October = No Lettuce This Week!”

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 likeContinue reading “Community Supported Agriculture Rocks”