By Tammy in CSA
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on Aug 1st, 2013 | No Comments
Here’s another very popular post, originally from July 25, 2010. I shortened it a bit to focus just on the recipe. The original post talked about my CSA that week. I actually just got a load of basil in my current CSA this week, so this is perfect timing!
Just look at this… I’ve never seen basil like this before! It sorta looks like a type of Kale, doesn’t it??? I had three types of basil to choose from this week: this one, purple basil (which I’m already growing) and Thai basil, which I didn’t really have a need for this week. I picked the curly kind because it looked cool. Click here to read about all different types of basil varieties. This clearly belongs to the Green Ruffles variety.
With the basil I got through my CSA, I decided to make herb-infused olive oil. I have always...
I’m heading to Martha’s Vineyard on Saturday (for three weeks, yippee!!!) and while my hopes are that I’ll be actively posting about on-island goodies while there, the reality is that it may not happen as often as I’d like. I’m also going to be packing a lot this week and pretty tied up… so I decided it might be nice to share some of my more popular posts from over the years.
Firsts up is Little Neck Clams in a Beer, Lemon and Garlic Broth. According to the website wisegeek.org:
Littleneck clams are members of the Veneridae family, a large family of mollusks that includes many commercially valuable species. “Littleneck” is not a taxonomic classification, and people use it in varying ways in different parts of the world to refer to several different clam species. This can be both confusing and irritating, although most clams referred to with this name share a number of characteristics that make them very similar on the table, although they are found...
By Tammy on Jul 25th | No Comments
It’s zucchini season! I picked up my CSA last week and viola, lots of zucchini and squash. In my opinion, there’s only so many things you can do with zucchini before you start getting sick of it… so I’m making it a personal mission of mine to try out some new recipes this season.
This week, I decided to try my hand at zucchini “boats”. I was grilling chicken and...
By Tammy on Jul 22nd | No Comments
You’ve heard about them and you’ve seen them in specialty and farmers markets… but have you ever actually TRIED cooking fava beans? Me neither… Not until they showed up in our farm CSA a few weeks ago. I’ve always adored them and get very excited when I find them on local restaurant menus, but every time I’ve seen them in my market (you can often find them at Russo’s...
By Tammy on Jul 20th | 2 Comments
The other night I had some Indian-inspired chicken I wanted to grill and had no idea what to serve with it. It had a been a long day, it was late and I wanted something quick and easy.
I had tomatoes, cucumbers and red onion, so I sliced them all to create a chop salad. I did a quick internet search and found a recipe on treehugger.com for Cucumber salad with a honey-lime yogurt dressing. I altered...
By Tammy on Jul 19th | 4 Comments
Who doesn’t love free chocolate?
You may remember that I blogged about my obsession with the Sucré Signature Chocolate Collection back in March. They were seriously some of the best chocolates I have ever had. Well guess what? Now you can try them for FREE!!! Yes, that’s right, FREE! What’s the catch you ask? Well, my friends at Sucré have offered to give one of my lucky readers...
By Tammy on Jul 19th | 2 Comments
Just as it’s very sad to see local (Roslindale) shops close (like mine, Minerva’s Owl, Colorwheel Collection, Rialto Cafe, etc.) it’s just as exciting to see new small business owners giving it a whirl. It’s not an easy thing you know… owning a small business. It’s actually quite hard and becomes all encompassing. So it’s with great respect and admiration that...
By Tammy on Jul 18th | No Comments
You’re invited to a summer BBQ or garden party and you have NO IDEA what to make? Well, if you can get your hands on fresh figs (which you can often find at Trader Joe’s this time of year) and some goat cheese… this recipe is super simple, tastes great, is light, refreshing and presents well.
Image credit: http://localfoods.about.com/od/summer/tp/Figs.htm by Molly Watson
I love fresh...