katie on June 27th, 2010

Diane suggested using it for a salad with a dressing made with yogurt and apples – you’re looking for something sweet to balance the bitterness of the frisee (frilly endive, as opposed to Belgian endive.)  One of the Beans who met me at the Thursday pickup – I’m sorry I’ve forgotten who suggested this – [...]

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katie on June 25th, 2010

If you’re a Friday Bean who picks up in Camp Hill or at Yeehaw Farm, your fingerling potatoes were not in the box.  The good news is that they’ll be just as good next week – if I had to mess up, I’m sure glad it was the potatoes and not something perishable.  In fact, [...]

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katie on June 24th, 2010

The really frilly green stuff is endive – it’s slightly bitter (on purpose!) and you might want to hold onto it until I can post a few special recipes for it.  You have Chinese cabbage (rubber-banded and trimmed), a very sweet onion or two, depending on your share size, some incredibly sweet carrots, blueberries, two [...]

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katie on June 17th, 2010

I’ve had a chance to talk to a few Beans this week and I’ve learned that some of our members are not too familiar with all of the vegetables in our baskets – willing to try them, just not sure how to proceed! So perhaps I’ve been assuming too much previous familiarity, and in trying [...]

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katie on June 17th, 2010

I still can’t believe how much we stuffed into your boxes this week!   You have cauliflower and broccoli (look over them carefully, the downside of organic brassicas is that there are sometimes little travelers included.  We soaked them in iced salt water, which should have removed hitchhikers, but you should still check.) You have three [...]

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katie on June 11th, 2010

My apologies – I thought I’d posted this yesterday, but it didn’t show up when I checked later – must be  disturbance in the Force.  Or, more likely, operator error.  Sigh. We’re happy with this week’s boxes; there’s lots of new goodies this week!  Your herb bundle includes a garlic scape.  That’s the top of [...]

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katie on June 3rd, 2010

Photo tutorial this week, for those of you who have never shelled peas.  Start by holding the pea so that the curved end is up, as in the first picture. If you apply pressure at the middle of this curve, the pod will pop open – you can hear it. Once popped, slide your thumb [...]

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