Hi everyone,

This was another week of more than our fair share. My goodness, the basket for week 8 of our CSA was filled to the brim. Lots of fresh corn, three small head of cabbage, cherry tomatoes and a gorgeous huge tomato named a Mortgage Lifter. It is an heirloom variety. We have fresh beets, tomatillos, jalapenos, banana peppers, basil, jalapenos, and cucumbers. I actually took everything out of the basket and put it on my island so you can see the bounty. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by admin, filed under CSA - Community Supported Agriculture. Date: August 20, 2008, 12:41 pm | 3 Comments »

 

Hi everyone,

One can never have too many cookbooks or at least I don’t think so. To me a good cookbook is like a story. The author had a premise based on a personal liking or experience and wants to share with others. This is especially true with this cookbook. It is authored by the Madison Area Community Supported Agriculture Coalition. 

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Posted by admin, filed under CSA - Community Supported Agriculture, Local Food Recipes, Local Food Resources. Date: August 15, 2008, 4:09 pm | 2 Comments »

Hi everyone,

Week 7 of our CSA – this summer is just flying by. It is almost the middle of August.

So sorry, but I don’t have a photo of the wonderful basket this week to share.  I was a little under the weather and then had camera problems to add to it. So I assembled some of the veggies on my island counter and took this from my phone. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by admin, filed under CSA - Community Supported Agriculture. Date: August 13, 2008, 3:11 pm | Comments Off on CSA – Week 7 – Sweet Summer Corn Is Here

 

Hi everyone,

At a recent outing my husband and I took to the Midtown Global Market, we came across a Latino festival. There was great music and good food – best of all a Salsa tasting. 

Chips and salsa are a favorite in our home. Read on to get a recipe for the freshest salsa I have ever had.

Molly’s MIdtown Market Salsa

Posted by admin, filed under Local Food Connections. Date: August 9, 2008, 5:14 pm | 4 Comments »

 

 

Hi everyone,

It was a gorgeous day at Crazy Daisy yesterday – temps were warm – 88 degrees at 4:00, low humidity and a very slight breeze. I stopped and took a really good look at the fields and was amazed. Some of the crops seem to have doubled in a week. Just amazing. The corn is will be in our baskets soon and tomatoes not far behind. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by admin, filed under CSA - Community Supported Agriculture. Date: August 6, 2008, 7:31 pm | 2 Comments »

Hi everyone,

Many of you are already familiar with which produce is best to buy organic, but in case there are visitors just getting acquainted with the organic world, below is a source for a list of fruits and veggies that you should try to buy organic. For those already in the know, you might also find this listing as even more evidence that you are making good choices. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by admin, filed under Healthy Food. Date: August 5, 2008, 2:00 pm | 3 Comments »

Hi everyone,

It is that time of the year – summer vacation travel will be at a peak soon. Everyone getting those last minute long weekend trips before we lose the wonderful feel of summer. I am sure this year many more people are staying closer to home. Fuel costs are high, but not so much sometimes when compared to the price of airline tickets for a family.

Taking a road trip can be fun. It encourages family participation in activities like eating meals together, finding other things in common besides the TV or computer, and conversation – Oh the lost art – maybe a family trip can change that? Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by admin, filed under Local Food Connections. Date: August 4, 2008, 5:26 pm | Comments Off on Traveling in Minnesota or Wisconsin?