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…

Butternut Squash Fritters

Would you believe me if I said that my family has eaten 5 butternut squashes so far this season? First there was butternut squash soup, then there was butternut squash and quinoa stuffed portobello mushrooms. Now for number 6, we’ve got butternut squash fritters with sage and feta. Eating seasonal means that in the winter…

Homemade Chicken Soup and Dumplings

This past week, the common cold knocked me out for 9 straight days. All I did was lie down and blow my nose every 10 minutes. When I visited my doctor on day 4, she said 90% of the town has this virus. 90% of the town! That figure seemed exceptionally high, however, I figured that if you’re…

Salmon En Papillote

Is anyone else in a food slump? You know, that feeling of unfullfilment after the holidays when your taste buds are still reeling from copious amounts of decadent dinners? Plus, it’s too cold and you’re too tired to make a creative dinner? I’m there. I decided to make salmon en papillote, which is French for “in…

Butternut Squash and Quinoa Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

A couple of months ago I was hired by FreshBox Farms to create recipes for them using produce from their farm. They grow kale, spinach, chard, arugula and other leafy greens with no GMO’s or pesticides on a super clean, hydroponic farm that is only 30 minutes outside Boston. This month I created a recipe that…

Stuffed Bell Peppers

There’s one more week left in the outdoor Natick Farmers Market, but already more than half of the vendors have moved inside. Today was cold and windy, just like the week that came before it. The vendors are still selling all the fall veggies, and it’s amazing to see kohlrabi, cabbage and kale, that first appeared in the spring, come…

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,…