Posts Tagged ‘Pasta’

Comfort Food

Do you know what I like? Coming home from a day of reading-until-my-eyes-might-fall-out and teaching-until-my-head-might-explode to find this waiting for me:


That Trent is something special.

The meatballs consist of CSA lean, hormone- and antibiotic-free, grass-fed, free-range beef and whatever else the Joy of Cooking told Trent to add. They taste divine.

Come back tomorrow to see this week’s veggie haul. Things are getting interesting now that the seasons are changing!


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I love veggie pick-up day. It’s like Christmas comes every week! I didn’t get a group shot of all the produce together this week – I’ll just have to shoot it as we cook it.

Tonight we made the pasta we meant to make last night, plus some of our new bounty.

Snappy, crunchy, brilliant green beans:


Everyone has their quintessential summer vegetable, and green beans are it for me. They remind me of sitting outside, snapping the ends off a big bowl of beans with my mom. To be perfectly honest I’m not even sure that we did this, but in my romantic version of my childhood we did. 😉

We also used our green summer squash, which looks like a cross between a zucchini and a cucumber.


Stir-fried up with some non-CSA mushrooms:


T ate this mixture as a side dish while I mixed it in with our pasta and meat sauce (1/2 pound of CSA ground beef simmered in a jar of TJ’s marinara sauce with more mushrooms). Topped with fresh CSA basil (so good!) and some parm:


Sorry, not a great picture. I was in a hurry to eat it!

We also got kale, romaine lettuce, cucumbers, more white carrots, new potatoes, green onions, corn, and leaf amaranth. Have you ever cooked with leaf amaranth before? I’d only ever heard of the grain amaranth, so I was surprised to learn that there is a leafy variety as well. I’m not sure what we’re going to do with these. Our CSA newsletter came with a few different recipes, so maybe we’ll try one of those.

And just in case you need more Christmas in July, Zukay is giving away a whole case of their raw, fermented salad dressings. Check it out at The Nourishing Gourmet!

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