Panzanella Salad with Fresh Summer Tomatoes and Basil

It’s tomato season! And it’s garlic season. And basil, and, well, everything good basically. Panzanella salad is the ultimate way to combine the best summer ingredients. Panzanella, or panmolle, is a salad originating from Tuscany that has a base of bread and tomatoes. Other cultures have a similar salad, like the Mediterranean dish fattoush, that build a base from…

Grilled Bok Choy, Teriyaki Chicken and Fried Rice

Whenever I get bok choy in my CSA share, I immediately think of making Chinese food. I tried grilling the bok choy this time (I usually sauté the leaves), and it was so good. This week was the first pickup of the Stearns Farm CSA, and we received two heads of bok choy, one bunch each…

Meet the Veggieman

Have you ever come home from work to find a box by your front door? Maybe it’s the new pair of shoes your ordered or, perhaps less exciting, it’s a replacement piece for the dishwasher? Nope, it’s a beautiful box of fresh produce. Wonder how it got there? Over the last couple of months, The Clean Food…

Lessons from the Kitchen

“So far, this has actually been the easiest part,” I said, chatting on the phone with my mother last week. We were talking about how my greatest hesitation, at the launch of this project, was coming up the recipes week after week, and how now, after two months, it has all gone smoothly. Until a…

Keeping It Fresh

The weekly CSA share at Stearns Farm feeds 4 – 6 people (more than twice what my husband and I can consume) so we participate in the alternate week share, which means we make one share last two weeks. When buying ingredients from the store or the farmers market, I would only buy what I…

Community Supported Agriculture

I just picked up my first CSA share of produce from Stearns Farm in Framingham, MA, and I’m trying not to panic. Four heads of lettuce, spinach, cabbage, bok choy, scallions, garlic scapes: This is exactly what I got last week at the market. I had bought a similar basketful from the Natick Farmers Market,…