August update: CSA, etc.

It’s been a busy month! This is why I didn’t want to start blogging again (which I use the term loosely, since I never really picked up much traction to begin with) – I feel so guilty when I don’t post anything! Not a big deal of course – hopefully I can find the time to post more than once monthly – but here are the CSA and non-cooking relating highlights of the month!

Week 5 haul:
  • 2 bunches of garlic

    CSA Week 5

    Week 5 – CSA Haul

  • 1 purple cabbage
  • cucumbers
  • 6 ears of corn
  • small bunch of carrots
  • yellow squash
  • spring onion (did not take)
  • bag of jalapeño peppers

The rest of the month was not photographed (I blame our beach volleyball schedule for that!) but I featured some of the recipes I liked the most below, as well as some of the activities that kept us so busy this month and away from the kitchen!

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CSA – Week 2

This week proved to be a little challenging with the holiday weekend and long work days that left me not feeling very creative for dinner. I did find a great recipe for curly kale, though! I didn’t get too creative last year with looking for kale recipes so I’m happy to have found a delicious use for it it.

Received Week 2:

  • Green Leaf Lettuce (1 head)
  • Curly Kale
  • Radishes – 2 heads
  • Swiss Chard – large bunch
  • Spring Onions
  • 6 zucchinis (slightly smaller than first week)
  • Arugula – large bunch
  • Cabbage
  • Collards
  • Celtuce

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Evolution of a Staple: Meat Sauce & Pasta

Everyone has their comfort food, and for years mine has been penne pasta with sauce. For years I tried finding the perfect bottled sauce but nothing ever was quite right.

Somewhere along the way the Hubs and I decided to make our own tomato sauce. We don’t always make it exactly the same way, and never really measure the ingredients, but it always tastes a million times better than jarred. Always.

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