CSA, Week 6

Week 6. A bag of arugula, red and purple potatoes, blueberries, pistou basil, napa cabbage, cipollini onions, zucchini, and cucumbers. Lots of possibilities. I was hoping we’d get to some tomatoes this week, so I was rather sad to see that was not the case. Maybe next week? But there was still plenty to be … More CSA, Week 6

CSA, Week 5

Week 5. Hard to believe it’s been five weeks. The produce gets more exciting every week. This week: scallions, summer squash, chard, carrots (with all their glorious greens), thai basil, a quart of pick-your-own raspberries and blueberries (there are a lot of beautiful blueberries under there…), cucumbers, more summer squash (or is it zucchini?), and … More CSA, Week 5

CSA, Week 4

This CSA share is really starting to heat up. This week, we got garlic scapes, kale, salad turnips, basil (yes!), pick-your-own raspberries (yes!), yellow and green zucchini, two types of salanova lettuce, and cabbage. We’ve had quite a heat wave this week, so picking our own fruit was a pretty sweaty undertaking. But it was … More CSA, Week 4

CSA, Week 3

For week 3, we picked up lettuce, radishes, mixed micro-greens, red currants, sugar snap peas, cilantro, and scallions. Again, we got to do some picking, this time red currants. I don’t think I had ever eaten a fresh red currant before. Neither had my husband or daughter. One of the joys of a CSA—trying things … More CSA, Week 3

CSA, Week 2

Week 2. As shown above, this week we got mixed greens, salad turnips (hakurei?), garlic ramps, red leaf lettuce, pick-your-own strawberries, kale, and oregano. As I wrote in my week 1 rundown, last week I wasn’t able to stick around to pick strawberries with my daughter. This time, I could. And it was a lot … More CSA, Week 2

CSA, Week 1

We finally did it—we bought a CSA share. Kinda hard to believe it’s our first time. Honestly, I’m not sure why we’ve never done it. But now we have, and I’m pretty excited. Our share is at an organic farm in town. Pickup is at the farm, which is as quaint and charming as you … More CSA, Week 1

Spinach Pakoras

About two months after I had my daughter, back in 2014, my in-laws came to visit to meet their first grandchild. As I have mentioned, my mother-in-law is an amazing cook. Soon after she arrived, she started to work tirelessly, cooking for us to stock our fridge and freezer with some of the tastes we … More Spinach Pakoras

Philadelphia: Some Notes on What We Ate

Philadelphia is such a great food city. It’s the fifth most populous city in the U.S., which for some reason I find surprising even after hearing it…and confirming it…several times. Perhaps because it has sometimes been overshadowed by near-ish neighbors NYC and DC. Despite its relative proximity to these culinary juggernauts, the food scene in … More Philadelphia: Some Notes on What We Ate

Southwest Excursion: Some Notes on What We Ate

My husband and I, along with our three-year-old daughter, just returned from an almost-two-week trip through the Southwest. We wound our way through Arizona’s Navajo country, northern New Mexico, and a corner of Utah, seeking out petroglyphs and ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) ruins, soaking in the exceptional landscape and boundless sky, eating fry bread and chiles. … More Southwest Excursion: Some Notes on What We Ate