Saturday, September 18, 2010

csa box:: week 14

csa box week 14:: lovage, parsley, onions, bell & banana peppers, acorn & butternut squash, sweet potatoes, head lettuce, kale, garlic, broccoli and a few tomatoes

extras, week 14:: butternut squash, onions, dill, parsley, mushrooms, leeks


It seems like this year would have been a good growing year - hot and wet - but we've been feeling like we are missing some things this year in our CSA boxes. Very very (very) few tomatoes, not many herbs, and no beans! It is interesting to see how things change from year to year!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

csa box:: week 13

CSA Box Week 13:: spinach, lettuce (2 types), onions, garlic, peppers, tomatoes, sage, melon, squash and a sunflower.

Extras:: onions, garlic, mushrooms, butternut squash (soup!).

Monday, September 6, 2010

sunflower butter cookies.

Peanut butter cookies are a favorite in this house, but today we wanted something different...sunflower butter cookies! I adapted our favorite tried and true PB cookie recipe and sure enough, super delicious - slightly crispy with a little chewiness. Perfect! We will definitely make these again.

1 c. unsalted butter, room temp
1 c. creamy sunflower butter (a nut butter would be fine too!!)
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. sugar (I used raw sugar)
2 eggs
1 Tbsp molasses
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 c. all purpose flour
1 c. finely ground whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp finely ground sea salt
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder

Cream together the butter, nut butter and sugars. Then beat in the eggs, molasses and extract.

In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder. Stir that into the batter. Mix well and then refrigerate for a bit.

Roll into 1-inch balls and place on a baking sheet. Flatten each ball with a fork - classic peanut butter cookie pattern.

Bake at 375ºF for about 10-11 minutes or so. Cool on a rack.

sunflower seeds/butter:: In addition to linoleic acid (an essential fatty acid), sunflower seeds are also an excellent source of dietary fiber, some amino acids, Vitamin E, B Vitamins (especially vitamin B1 or thiamine, vitamin B5 or pantothenic acid and folate), and minerals such as copper, manganese, potassium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, selenium, calcium and zinc. Additionally, they are rich in cholesterol-lowering phytosterols!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

csa box:: week 12

CSA Box, Week 12:: onions, carrots, variety of peppers and tomatoes, delicata squash, garlic, two types of lettuce, kale, eggplant, zucchini, cilantro

With sick boys this week I didn't get extras for canning/preserving, but I have been craving a good carrot soup, so loaded up on orange goodness.

extras:: carrots, spinach, mushrooms, cilantro, garlic