CSA Week 7

CSA Week 7

Fruit glorious fruit! Today was a happy day because our long awaited fruit share has started.  One beautifully ripe musk melon (aka Cantaloupe) and a bag full of peaches.  Tomatoes are reaching their peak now too and we are getting a bounty full of them.  This is the...
Homemade Poutine

Homemade Poutine

Since returning from Montreal, there have been two things that I’ve been wanting to do. 1) Visit the new NYC outpost of Beecher’s Cheese and 2) Make my own poutine. I accomplished both this weekend, and you see I needed to visit one in order to make the...
Pasta Salad Variations

Pasta Salad Variations

It’s hot out there. If you haven’t heard, the east coast is going through a major heat wave right now.  And who wants to cook when it’s hot out? Then again who wants to leave their sanctuary of cool housing either to go out to eat? But you need to...
CSA Week 6

CSA Week 6

We introduced a few new vegetables this week.  Some crazy looking hot peppers, plus green cabbage.  Callaloo has made another appearance, and hopefully I can make use of it before it goes bad this time.  Anyone have any suggestions on how to cook it? The eggs are...
Eggplant Lasagna

Eggplant Lasagna

When coming up with an idea to use the eggplant that came in my CSA basket this week, I wanted a meal that featured the vegetable instead of just pushing it aside.  My first though was to do eggplant parmesan, but eggplants can be giant sponges when it comes to oil...
Montreal Eats, Pt. 3

Montreal Eats, Pt. 3

Montreal has two lovely outdoor farmers markets and we made a point to visit both.   The first trip was to the Atwater Market by the Lachine Canal.  The market has been open since the 1930’s and is home to many vegetable and fruit stands and a large indoor area...