Baked Delicata Squash Steak Fries

A couple weeks ago we got some delicata squash from our CSA share. Neither of us had ever heard of it before, so they went straight into our basement refrigerator to wait for us to figure out what to do with them. Last Friday I decided it was time to try. I did an online … Continue reading

Baked kale chips

I have been wanting to try to make these ever since a friend mentioned how yummy they were. They seemed very intriguing to me. Last night we finally got around to trying to make a batch with the flat leaf kale we got from our farm this week. And I have to say, they are … Continue reading

CSA Share – Weeks 14, 15 and 16

Week 14 – A selection from: Carrots, Shallots, Zucchini, Summer Squash, Cucumbers, Potatoes, Bok Choy, Tatsoi, Kale, Corn, Varieties of Eggplant, Lettuce, Peppers, Tomatoes. PYO: Perennial herbs and flowers, Parsley, Varieties of basil, Hot peppers, String Beans, Husk cherries, Tomatillos, Raspberries. Week 15 – A selection from: Carrots, Cucumbers, Potatoes, Bok Choy, Kale, Lettuce, Peppers, … Continue reading

Amazing Smoked Fish

I have discovered the most amazing smoked fish I have ever had. Before leaving the Newton farmer’s market last Tuesday I decided to stop at a new stand, one that appeared to offer smoked fishes, I assumed salmon. They had a number of different smoked fish offerings, along side an assortment of smoked fish spreads, … Continue reading

We’re confirmed for a Winter CSA Share!

I am so excited! I got the confirmation email this morning. 3 more months of farm fresh produce will be coming our way carrying us through December and potentially longer if we a) don’t eat everything immediately and b) figure out how to store things so they last longer. We opted to split the share … Continue reading

Newton, MA 100

This page is dedicated to sharing great local products and companies I have found as I continue to try to be a better localvore (where the things we use come from within 100 miles of where we live). Now, I am by no means fanatic about being a localvore – there are so many things … Continue reading

CSA Share – Weeks 10-13

Weeks 10-12, a selection from: Carrots, Ailsa Onions, Zucchini, Summer Squash, Cucumbers, Potatoes, Fresh Garlic, Fresh Shallots (yum!), Kale, Collard, Swiss Chard, Corn, Varieties of eggplant, Green and purple peppers, Beets, Melon, Lettuce PYO: Perennial herbs and flowers, Parsley, Varieties of basil, Dill, Cilantro, Hot peppers, String beans, Husk cherries, Tomatillos Week 13, a selection … Continue reading

CSA Share – Weeks 8 and 9

Week 8: Carrots, Beets, Zucchini, Summer Squash, Cucumbers, White New Potatoes, Fresh Garlic, Sweet Corn, Green Tomatoes, Swiss Chard PYO:  Perennial herbs and flowers, parsley, varieties of basil, dill, cilantro, hot peppers, green beans Week 9: Carrots, Ailsa Craig Onions, Zucchini, Summer Squash, Cucumbers, Red Gold New Potatoes, Fresh Garlic, Sweet Corn, Fairy Tale eggplant, … Continue reading

CSA Share – Week 7

This week we got: Beets, Cucumbers, Lettuce, Carrots, Swiss Chard, Onions, Red Potatoes, Zucchini, Summer Squash (including patty pans) PYO: Yellow Beans, Herbs (Basil, Dill, parsley, thyme, cilantro…)   Last week was rainy and Tuesday was no exception. I wasn’t sure I’d be able to do any PYO due to the rain and generally wet … Continue reading

Restaurant Review: Persephone

Update: Persephone closed shortly after I posted this, which is quite sad since the food was great. I expect it had a lot to do with the location and the tie in with the clothing shop. In the mood for some shopping, great drinks or a delightful dinner? You must check out Persephone and the … Continue reading