Winter Farmshare Recipes

Last year, I signed up for a winter farmshare with my local CSA. The summer farmshare rocks my world. The winter farmshare was pretty great too. Of course, I live in New York, so local food in the winter means LOTS of root vegetables, onions, leeks or garlic, winter squashes, winter greens and cauliflower. My…

A Curried Lentil Salad from Cousin Gary

A few weeks ago, my favourite cousin Gary came to visit me for a few days.  I love my family, and I have a whole slew of awesome cousins.  So, when I say that Gary is my favourite cousin, know that he has beaten out out a dozen or so other amazing cousins for this…

Herb and Amaranth Fritters

I have been trying eat more whole grains lately.   I can’t eat gluten and many grains make me feel sick, but I’ve realized that I had developed a bit of an irrational fear that has kept me from eating much grain at all, even the ones that are good for me. A couple of months…

Anise Shortbread with Chocolate, Figs and Almonds (Gluten-Free)

This cookie is a container for some of my favourite flavour combinations.   Chocolate and figs (Fresh Fig and Chocolate Tart).  Fig and Almond (Marzipan Cake with Baked Figs).  Anise and Almond (Almond Fennel Cake).   I tried these flavours in an oatmeal cookie (the oats interfered with the specific tastes that I was craving) and…

Fresh Peaches with Meringues / Farmshare cooking

Okay, while we are on the topic of simple desserts to make with local, seasonal stone fruit, here’s a good one.  The combination of juicy fresh peaches and cloud like, nut studded meringues really works.  Sometimes meringues fail to puff up when it is humid.  It does not matter.  Dense chewy meringues are just as good…

Hakurei Turnip and Spring Onion Pakora with Chat Masala/ Farmshare Cooking

We joined a Flatbush Farmshare this Spring!  Vegetables from the Farm at Miller’s Crossing, fruit from Hepworth Farms and eggs from Brookside Farm farm are delivered to an old Church in the middle of our bustling, crowded Brooklyn neighborhood.  They also have milk, yogurt and beef, but I did not decide to buy those.  I know what your thinking.  “How dull….

Four more weird and delicious pestos

In celebration of tender green things and the spring time, I like to make pesto.  Also, I tend to be very busy in the Spring and pesto is a fast way to add a homemade touch to quick food.  I am not actually a big fan of the classic basil and pine nut pesto.  I…