Cabbage Varieties 
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Not Just a Roadblock to Dessert : Cabbage

Whether raw, cooked, or fermented (sauerkraut), there may be a place for cabbage in your diet. Store Cabbage is one of those vegetables you can lose track of in the refrigerator ...

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Welcome to the Shade River Farm CSA Online Resource!

Welcome CSA Members!  Here you will find a collection of recipes, preparation and storage tips, nutrition  information and more to help you make the most out of your CSA.  Here’s ...

Recipes for Beets

Just Beat It : Beets

Beets can be a wonderful addition to your diet, if you let them in.  The trick to toot vegetables – beets, carrots, parsnips, turnips – is choosing the ideal preparation ...

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Gustatory Adventure : Tomatoes

Many would agree that off season tomatoes simply don’t compare to fresh summer tomatoes.  So eat up, and enjoy the gustatory adventure. Tomatoes, like people, prefer being stored in temperatures that are not too hot, and not too cold.  Store your tomatoes on a cool countertop away from direct sunlight.  Avoid storing them in the […]

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Ravishing : Radishes

This zesty little number gives recipes a little peppery kick with vibrant red or purple flair.  Not a fan of spicy?  Cook or roast radishes, or dunk them in vegetable dip (my favorite is dill), or soak then in lightly salted water for about an hour for a milder flavor. Store radishes in the crisper […]

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Cabbage Varieties 
Photo borrowed from this lovely blog : http://www.thehealthbenefitsof.net/2012/04/cabbage/

Not Just a Roadblock to Dessert : Cabbage

Whether raw, cooked, or fermented (sauerkraut), there may be a place for cabbage in your diet. Store Cabbage is one of those vegetables you can lose track of in the refrigerator (oops!) and use up to a few weeks later.  However, this is only the case for whole heads of cabbage.  If you cut it, wrap […]

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That Extra Zip : Green Onions and Scallions

Green onions and scallions are the extra zip that can turn a dull dish around.  Even though green onions and scallions are actually two different types of onions (scallions are slightly  milder), they are so close in characteristics that they can be used interchangeably. Important: I always recommend washing your veggies before preparing them, but int […]

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Color Me Fancy : Swiss Chard

Have no fear.  This vibrant veggie is as versatile and usable as spinach. It also doubles as a cooling fan on a hot day.  Bonus. Swiss chard has a robust, earthy taste and can be used in recipes as a substitute for spinach.  Chard is quite a 2 – for – 1 deal as the […]

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Zucchini Cakes

Oops, This Isn’t a Cucumber : Zucchini

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Welcome to the Shade River Farm CSA Online Resource!

Welcome CSA Members!  Here you will find a collection of recipes, preparation and storage tips, nutrition  information and more to help you make the most out of your CSA.  Here’s how to use this site: – Scroll over the top left block that reads “Seasonal Recipes by Month” and click on the current month.  This […]

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Hint of Licorice? : Bulb Fennel

           Bulb Fennel can be a little intimidating at times, but let me assure you, it is delicious if used correctly.  It has dual purposes; the leaves and stem can be used as an herb, and the juicy bulb can be used as a crunch addition to salads, stir-fries, soups, and […]

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Recipes for Beets

Just Beat It : Beets

Beets can be a wonderful addition to your diet, if you let them in.  The trick to toot vegetables – beets, carrots, parsnips, turnips – is choosing the ideal preparation method.  Roasting with a drizzle of oil, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper intensifies the color and liberates incomparable natural sweetness.  I was hesitant […]

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