Category Archives: CSA

Seasonal Cocktail Creations: The Ancho Chill-Out

Achievement: #18. Seasonal Cocktails | #67. Craft Cocktail Lab

As summer draws to a close, we’re sneaking in our latest seasonally inspired original cocktail: a sweet-and-spicy take on the margarita we’re calling The Ancho Chill-Out. Give it a look and decide whether you’ll be including it at your next cookout! Continue reading

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CSA Spectacular: February 2017

Achievement: #11. Monthly CSA Posts

February’s batch of recipes highlight winter veggies, from beets and sweet potatoes to parsnips. Check it out! Continue reading

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CSA Spectacular: January 2017

Achievement: #11. Monthly CSA Posts

Of all the things we love about having a CSA, the coolest aspect is how it challenges you to cook new things all the time. On the third Friday of every month, we’ll be recapping what came in the CSA that month and our favorite recipe results. Enjoy the January edition! Continue reading

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Jelly Of The Month Club: A Fruitful Trio

Achievement: #12. Jelly of the Month

As tends to happen with these monthly challenges, we fell off a bit on our documentation — so here are three Jellies of the Month from February, March, and April. Come kick out the jams with us as we rate some blueberry, strawberry, and red wine-infused blackberry treats. Continue reading

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CSA Spectacular: The February and March Summation

Achievement: #11. CSA - Weekly Posts

After a too-long hiatus, we return with some farm-to-table recipes we tried out with the help of our CSA from Penn’s Corner. Take a look! Continue reading

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CSA Spectacular: The January Report

Achievement: #11. CSA - Weekly Posts

We roar back with a mega-edition of choice homecooking recipes, inspired by the offerings of the Penn’s Corner CSA. Check ’em out! Continue reading

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CSA Spectacular: The Recipes Return

Achievement: #11. CSA - Weekly Posts

Over the years, our CSA has given us a fair quantity of unusual foods that we’ve never seen before. This year, our goal is to cook every single thing that we receive in the box. Each time we receive our share, we’ll be documenting the recipes we’ve used in our quest. This time, our new-to-us ingredient was tatsoi — so we’ve got a recipe for that, and a whole bunch more. Check it out! Continue reading

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A Locally Sourced Italian Dinner With Donatelli’s

Achievement: #61. Prepare Meals Sourced from 5 Local Ethnic Stores

Throughout the year, we’ll be doing more local shopping at various ethnic stores, and then making meals from what we gather. First up, we’re starting in the comfort zone with Italian cooking. We shopped at Donatelli’s in Bloomfield; check out what we made! Continue reading

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Jelly Of The Month Club: Rhubarb Jam

Achievement: #42. Jelly of the Month Club

We start the year with round one of 2015’s Jelly Of The Month Club. We’ll be trying out a dozen jellies throughout the year; first up is a rhubarb jam from Penn’s Corner. How’d this farm fresh jam turn out? Have a read and see! Continue reading

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Grab A Seat, Pierre, It’s French Cheese Time!

Achievement: #50. Cheese of the Month Club

Our Cheese of the Month feature returns with a variety of delicious French cheeses, all available from PennMac. Feel free to copy our pairings, or grab some cheese and try to create a few of your own! Continue reading

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