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Canning Salsa?

Aug. 24th, 2008 | 05:23 pm
location: williamsburg
mood: busy
music: Sodom, South Georgia-Iron & Wine-Our Endless Numbered Days
posted by: nuclearvenus in csa_cooking

I would really like to make and can some salsa soon,
partly because we eat a lot of salsa at our house-
and partly because I have sungolds coming out of my ears!

I would especially like to can some fruit salsa, but I only have water-bath canning capacity.
So I don't know if that is even possible?

Could anybody point me in the right direction for canning either fruit or purely tomato salsas?


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NYC/Brooklyn CSA's

Jul. 5th, 2008 | 04:31 pm
posted by: intothesunbeams in csa_cooking


I live in Brooklyn, NY and I was hoping to join a CSA sometime in the next month or so. I was wondering if anyone here is a member of a CSA or could suggest a CSA for me to look into. If you are a part of a CSA, what are the pros and/or cons? Thanks a lot!

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Jun. 26th, 2008 | 04:17 pm
mood: hopefulhopeful
posted by: ladysaphira in csa_cooking

I think I make this plea every year...

I'm drowning in radishes - I eat a few in my salads but I'm just not a big fan of them.  Does anyone have any interesting, alternative, way to eat radishes?

Today is my second pickup and I'm happy to announce we managed to eat all the salad greens from last week already!  My goal every year is not to waste salad greens but it's a 4 person CSA and just two of us eating it.  I don't have this problem later in the summer when I can and/or freeze my extras.

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Harvest Schedule

Jun. 11th, 2008 | 10:19 am
posted by: elisel in csa_cooking

Today our CSA sent out a list of anticipated harvest dates for the summer. I'm very excited! Time to start looking for recipes...

7/1- Tomatoes, Squash, Peppers

7/10- Okra

7/15- Green Beans, Pole Beans, Butterbeans, Corn, Cucs, Field Peas, Watermelons

7/20- Cantaloupes, Eggplants,

10/1- Greens

10/20- Pumpkins

How does this compare to produce delivered from your CSAs? I expect the list differs from region to region. (I'm in north Mississippi, for the record.)

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First Box

Jun. 4th, 2008 | 08:26 am
posted by: elisel in csa_cooking

Hi, folks! I guess in addition to pleading for recipe ideas, this should be my introduction. I'm a doctoral student in ecology at Ole Miss (so I'm exposed constantly to the reasons sustainability is important...!), and I've joined a CSA for the first time this year. A bunch of people in my department signed up together, so we get a nice deal on delivery fee.

The buckets and buckets of spring rains we've had pushed our first delivery back a couple of weeks, so last week I got my first box: Turnips, kale, mustard greens, and turnip greens.

The kale went for a saute with red wine vinegar and currants, and for a tasty potato-kale soup I found online. I think I've worked out what to do with the turnips. Does anyone have a favorite recipe for mustard and turnip greens? I'm a native of Georgia, so I'm familiar with the "boil the heck out of it" approach, but am hoping for something a little more fun.

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more requests

Sep. 16th, 2007 | 10:40 pm
posted by: vocalgrrl in csa_cooking

I've searched FoodTV and Epicurious, and neither have even heard of red kuri squash. I got a big one and a small one. Any suggestions?

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where is everyone?

Aug. 11th, 2007 | 11:57 am
posted by: vocalgrrl in csa_cooking

Is everyone buried under pounds of zucchini, unable to get to the computer until they cook it all?

Does anyone have a good recipe for patty pan squash? They look so cute, but I don't know what to do with them.

Thanks and happy summer squash.

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Jul. 4th, 2007 | 07:28 pm
posted by: ladysaphira in csa_cooking

I just made a photo essay for the jam I made today over in my journal.  It's the partner of the pickle photo essay I made last year.  Check them out if you want!  Feel free to ask questions, I love to talk about canning!  It's the only way my husband and I can have a 4 person CSA share without wasting food.  And being able to preserve so much lets us eat tasty veggies all year long!

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box three

Jun. 27th, 2007 | 03:07 pm
posted by: vocalgrrl in csa_cooking

Just got my third box. Anyone have good recipes for beets and young turnips?

And wouldn't you know it? As soon as I am actively looking for a salad spinner and plastic containers, I could not find anything last weekend. Six estate sales and at least ten garage sales, and not one piece of plastic. It's a conspiracy. LOL

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week 1 - olympia, washington

Jun. 21st, 2007 | 11:17 pm
posted by: cloudshapes in csa_cooking

5 pints of strawberries
2 bunches of arugula
1 bunch of chard
1 head of lettuce
garlic scapes

this is my first time joining a CSA and i am super excited! i just moved to the northwest from the chicago area last year. i've never cooked chard (though i've had plenty of other greens) before or even heard of garlic scapes. i sauteed them together in some olive oil for dinner and they were really yummy! i am a big garlic fan, though the mildness of the scapes was really different and lovely.

the strawberries are the best i've ever had in my life!

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