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Sunday lunch: beet and goat cheese arugula salad
Sunday: chicken drumsticks, rice, and farm share veggies
Monday: eggplant bolognese
Tuesday: ham steaks, colcannon, steamed carrots
Wednesday: minestrone soup
Thursday: - game -
Friday: - up to [livejournal.com profile] salvbard and [livejournal.com profile] jasra
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Sunday lunch: Hummus en Fuego, Balsamic Bruschetta
*made ahead for lunches: quinoa w/ kale
Monday: Creamy Vegan Potato Leek Soup
Tuesday: Carrot Almond Salad (with green beans instead of asparagus), Lemony Chickpea Stirfry
Wednesday: cherry tomato couscous
Thursday: game night!
Friday: Spring Pasta with summer vegetables instead :)
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This week in our farm share we had gotten:
2 bunches arugula
2 bunches pea tendrils
2 bunches chard
2 heads romaine lettuce
2 bunches turnips
2 bunches cilantro
2 bunches baby bok choy
2 bunches carrots

I had a fabulous, but crazy full weekend. (More on that later.) As a result I did not do any meal planning for the week. Fortunately we are back into farm share season! I was totally able to put together dinner without having done any grocery shopping.

8-9 oz dried linguine
1 tbsp peanut or canola oil
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp minced ginger
2 tsp minced garlic
0.5 tsp hot red pepper flakes
6-7 small carrots, sliced
4-5 heads of baby bok choy, stems separated from leaves and both chopped into bite sized pieces
4 brown mushrooms
1 red bell pepper + 0.5 yellow bell pepper, cut into chunks
1 cup broth
2 tbsp soy sauce

Boil noodles until barely tender. Drain and keep warm. Meanwhile, heat a wok or very large heavy skillet over highest flame. Add oils, swirl the pan to coat the bottom, and add the ginger, garlic and hot pepper flakes. (Keep your face away from the steam. It is spicy!) Stir-fry for 30 seconds, then add the carrots, mushrooms and bok choy stems. Let cook for 1-2 minutes then add the bell pepper. Cook for another 1-2 minutes. Add the broth, greens and soy sauce, cover the wok, and let steam until everything is tender (~5 minutes more). Divide the noodles among 4 soup bowls. Portion the bok choy mixture over the noodles.

Meal Plans

Jul. 11th, 2011 04:40 pm
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Sunday breakfast: breakfast barley
Sunday dinner: veggie stirfry with farmshare yellow and orange carrots, baby bok choy, and kohlrabi
Monday: veggie pasta (including csa sugar snap peas, carrots, and parsley)
Tuesday: wild rice with green lentils, sesame green beans
Wednesday: garlic shrimp and forbidden rice with mushroom and tarragon (with scallion and potato patties for Roger?)
Thursday: a variation of french green lentil & couscous salad with garden salad

Meal Plans

Jul. 6th, 2011 10:21 am
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This past week's farm share: 2 bunches golden beets, 2 bunches yellow carrot, 2 bunches scallion, 2 heads romaine lettuce, 2 heads cabbage, 2 bunches kale, 2 bunches turnip and 1 pound sugar snap peas

Thursday Breakfast: carrot muffins
Thursday Dinner: pasta with sugar snap peas, mushrooms, yellow & orange carrots, kohlrabi and fresh herbs
Friday Breakfast: cream of wheat
Friday Dinner: grilled venison steaks, roasted yellow beets and carrots with sage, and garden salad
Sunday: leftovers!
Monday: 4th of July cookout!
Tuesday: sandwiches & garden salad
Wed Lunch: Red Lentil Soup
Wednesday: oil and vinegar based pasta salad, kidney bean and corn salad
Thursday: quinoa tabbouleh, grilled meats & veggies, salad and stewed rhubarb with vanilla icecream
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Last week I made a tasty Butternut squash soup (altered to make it [livejournal.com profile] cintyber friendly and to use parsnip since I still had a few from the CSA)

Sunday I made pork with a mushroom, paprika and sour cream sauce to serve over egg noodles. Normally we have been avoiding meals like that, but since C was out with [livejournal.com profile] ifuonlyknew doing some shopping it was a good chance to revisit this one.

Yesterday there was an iron rich meal of marinated tip steak with mushroom sauce (roughly inspired by this recipe but you know how I am about doing my own thing), "dirty" mashed potatoes, sauteed spinach and salad. (Yay [livejournal.com profile] crazybone it was nice to have you spontaneously over to have dinner with us.)

Today my house smells amazing as I have been slow baking homemade boston baked beans. I know most people think of these as a summer/BBQ thing, but I love them in the winter. Plus it makes me really happy to make some that [livejournal.com profile] cintyber can eat too.

Tomorrow I think will be pizza, but soon after will have to be yakisoba. It has been far too long since I made that.
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We are keeping it a lot simpler this year. Nothing too interesting, but the only major place we are "cheating" with is lunch and the pie crust.

Breakfast:
monkey bread (chosen for [livejournal.com profile] cintyber since she had never had) & tea

Lunch:
antipasto/cheese & cracker platter

Dinner:
simple organic roasted turkey
turkey gravy
red bliss mashed potatoes
(CSA) butternut squash
(CSA) savory acorn squash with tomato and goat cheese
green bean almondine
[livejournal.com profile] cintyber's apple cider cranberry sauce
fresh dinner rolls
mead sparkling apple cider from the wedding reception

Dessert:
pumpkin pie (yay hopefully leftovers for breakfast tomorrow)
cherry pie (for [livejournal.com profile] salvbard) (cherries in freezer are MIA)
apple pie

Lamb Stew

Nov. 10th, 2010 11:53 am
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Recently I visited the farmer's market in Davis square and discovered this cute little local lamb vendor. The sell everything from wool to whole lambs, but I just picked up some stock bones and stew meat to try them out. Yesterday I made lamb stock in the afternoon to use in a variation of moroccan lamb stew. I had butternut squash left from the CSA, but didn't feel up to processing it. So I used CSA carrots instead. (And obviously no onions or shallots were involved, and the rest of the spices were adapted accordingly.) Reactions were fairly positive from those who had it, but with many of us in the household not feeling well that wasn't everyone. Given that I initially bought the lamb with [livejournal.com profile] cintyber in mind, I was a little sad that she wasn't feeling well enough to really have the stew, but at least there was stock in the house that she could actually have.
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Week 20: 2 bunches beets, 2 bunches carrots, 2 bunches turnips, 2 bunches parsnips, 2 pounds green tomatoes, 2 butternut squash, 2 sugar pumpkins and 2 blue Hubbard squashes

Week 19: 2 bunches swiss chard, 2 bunches carrots, 2 bunches mizuna, 2 bunches beets, 2 bunches radish, 2 bunches parsnips, 2 pounds peppers, 2 (giant) butternut squash and 2 delicata squash

Week 18: 2 bunches arugula, 2 bunches carrots, 2 bunches tatsoi, 2 bunches broccoli, 2 bunches red russian kale, 2 pounds kentucky wonder beans, 2 pounds zucchini, 2 (giant) butternut squash, 2 acorn squash and 6 green peppers

As you can tell, we have been getting lots of squash. It doesn't use a lot, but an interesting way to use some of the leftovers was roasted butternut squash pancakes. We added pecans for a little texture, which I think improved them.
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Week 17:
8 corn, 2 delicata squash, 2 pound cubanelle peppers, 2 bunches broccoli, 2 bunches arugula, 2 bunches of radishes, 2 pounds green beans, 2 pounds yellow tomatoes, 2 pounds shell beans(kidney) and 2 pounds zucchini

Week 16:
2 bunches arugula, 2 bunches of radishes, 2 bunches swiss chard, 2 bunches beets, 4 eggplants, 2 pounds banana peppers, 12 corn, 2 pounds yellow tomatoes, 2 pounds red tomatoes and 2 giant butternut squash

Week 15:
12 corn, 4 acorn squash, 4 pounds tomatoes, 2 pound peppers, 4 eggplant, 2 bunches red swiss chard, 2 bunches arugula and 2 bunches of radishes

Week 14:
4 zucchini, 4 eggplant, 2 pounds cubanelle peppers, 24 corn, 4 pounds potatoes and 8 pounds of tomatoes
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2 yellow doll watermelon
6 pounds tomatoes
4 pounds potatoes
2 pound zucchini
4 eggplant
4 cukes
2 pound peppers
2 bunches swiss chard
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Week 8
2 bunches beets
2 bunches carrots
2 bunches basil
2 bunches celery
2 bunches red russian kale
2 bunches spring onions
3 pounds squash
4 pounds potatoes
4 cukes
10 ears of corn

Week 9
2 bunches turnip
2 heads cabbage
2 bunches beets
2 bunches carrot
2 quarts red potatoes
2 pounds squash
2 bunches celery
2 bunches mustard
2 bunches spring onion

Week 10
24 ears of corn
2 pounds plum tomatoes
2 bunches of beets,
2 bunches swiss chard
2 bunches spring onions
2 pints tomatillos
4 pounds red gold potatoes
2 heads red cabbage

Week 11 (today)
2 bunch swiss chard(mostly green, some red)
4 japanese or regular Eggplant
2 pounds peppers
2 pounds beans
2 bunches beets
2 pints cherry tomatoes
2 pounds tomatoes
2 quarts red potatoes

Soup!

Jul. 21st, 2010 05:18 pm
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Dinner tonight of beef barley soup made from scratch (all the way from the stock) is made possible by CSA potatoes, kohlrabi, carrots, green beans and parsley (basically everything but the beef and the barley). Yum!

Yesterday's vegetable noodle soup had CSA squash, green beans, carrots, cauliflower, potato, kohlrabi, and parsley.
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Last night I made a variation of this summer squash gratin recipe where I added some thinly sliced kohlrabi to the potatoes (both of which I blanched before tossing with the squash to shorten baking time) and used sharp cheddar cheese (because it was what I had on hand). Yummy! The squash, potatoes and kohlrabi were all farmshare items. Served with a cucumber tomato salad (only the cucumbers were farmshare), this was a fairly CSA friendly meal.

Today, I need to make some carrot and butternut squash soup, which I will base on this carrot soup recipe. Umm yeah, I could follow directions, but I will leave that for the lab... (I also am interested in spinach and zucchini soup, but I will wait to see if we get any from the farmshare.)

CSA Week 6

Jul. 8th, 2010 10:57 pm
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2 pounds new potatoes
2 pounds fava beans
2 bunches broccoli
2 bunches lemon basil (OMG heavenly)
2 bunches kale
2 bunches beets
4 cucumbers
2 heads cabbage
2 bunches carrots
3 pounds squash

[livejournal.com profile] cintyber made the most amazing pizza with leftover farm share stuff from last week. (I used this pizza dough recipe.) I may be a bit of a basil addict. Speaking of which, I can't wait to use the lemon-basil. I want to try it in lemonade, and [livejournal.com profile] cintyber immediately thought desserts. Yum!
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Week 4:
2 bunches broccoli
2 bunches arugula
2 bunches of radishes
2 bunches pak choi
2 bunches of golden beets
2 bunches of collards
2 bunches parsley
2 bunches of orange carrots
2 pints of strawberries
2 pints sugar snap peas

Week 5:
2 bunches chioggia beets
2 bunches purple kohlrabi
2 bunches raab
2 bunches basil
2 heads of cauliflower
2 bunches red russian kale
2 bunches yellow carrots
2 bunches fennel
2 pounds squash

So hot... yet we are still cooking in an effort to use up the produce in the fridge. I roasted a bunch of beets, carrots, kohlrabi and squash to have left over roasted veggies for later use. Today I made a strawberry rhubarb pie that cooked while I prepped veggies, blanched and froze them. Ok, I need another cup of mint-lemonade from this morning, and then back to work.

CSA Week 3

Jun. 23rd, 2010 10:15 pm
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Wow... Wednesday already huh? How the heck did that happen? Well to recap last week's farm share since we pick up the new one tomorrow:

2 heads red leaf lettuce
2 heads escarole
2 heads romaine
2 bunches kale
2 bunches red swiss chard
2 bunches scallion
2 bunches beets
2 bunches baby carrot
2 bunches radish
2 heads cabbage

We are doing ok with keeping up for the most part, though we are cheating a bit by sharing a bit with family when they are things we don't think we will get through. This week that was the "death" (scallions) and escarole. Oh escarole, I just find I cannot love you.

CSA Week 2

Jun. 11th, 2010 02:41 pm
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2 heads romaine
2 heads red leaf lettuce
2 heads bibb lettuce
2 bunches broccoli
2 bunches Asian turnips
2 bunches swiss chard
2 bunches kohlrabi
2 bunches chioggia beets
2 bunches cilantro

Last night we had Broccoli Cheese soup, with 2 kohlrabi peeled and chopped up with the rest of the veggies. Yum!
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First week of the CSA was not only a week early but also quite generous. This past week, we got:

2 heads red leaf lettuce
2 heads bibb lettuce
2 heads chicory
2 bunches pak choi
2 bunches spinach
2 bunches mizuna
2 bunches pea tendrils
2 bunches red russian kale

Since we had Relaxacon this weekend, we have to think about extra uses for the greens. Lots of salad obviously, including while we were away. (Don't you take vegetables on your vacations? We took lettuce and pea tendrils.) We also passed along the kale to my sister to make Portuguese Kale Soup for her husband.

Last night I tried making this recipe for Chicory and White Bean Soup, since every year I am stuck for ideas for chicory. OMG awful. Never doing that again. Fortunately [livejournal.com profile] cintyber knew someone to give the other bunch to.

Tonight we had lettuce wraps (with extra sauce and both bunches of mizuna in it, chopped into 1" pieces). Lettuce and greens in the same meal, brilliant!

Remaining: 1 bunch pea tendrils, 1.5 bunches of spinach, 2 bunches of pak choi, 1 head red lettuce

So... sounds like steamed pak choy, sauteed pea tendrils and something else asian themed tomorrow for dinner. Salads all around for lunch. Hey we might actually get through all the veggies this week after all!

Soup!

Jul. 21st, 2009 05:57 pm
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Yesterday's soup of the day was Carrot Curry Soup. Today's soup is Cauliflower Cheddar Soup (with a little Asiago thrown in).

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