Roasted Parsnip Spread

We are well over a month into the first year of the CSA, and let it be known that, so far, I’m winning. Yes, vegetable eating has become a competitive sport around here. It’s more me vs. the crisper drawers than me vs. Sara (she’s more of a hapless bystander). So far, I’ve eaten my [...]

CSA Week 2: Stinging Nettles

I am very seldom daunted by food. That said, when Sara picked me up from my volunteer gig a couple weeks ago complaining that her hand hurt from handling the nettles in our CSA box, I was concerned. She was ready to chuck the whole bunch, but I couldn’t let them go. I got out [...]

CSA Week 2: Spinach Walnut Burgers

As a general rule, I scoff at veggie burgers. Like many vegetarians, I’ve just been fed too many uninspired Morningstar patties at to feel enthusiastic about them. I have found one reason to get excited about them, though: The Common Roots Cafe. Common Roots is one of my favorite places in the city, and I [...]

CSA Week 2: The Plan

I have three whole weeks off school before Summer classes start. This is exciting for a lot of reasons, one being that I get to cook more than once a week. I’ve got plans for several nights this week to use up the ingredients of our CSA box. Here’s what we got: Spinach Arugula Parsnips [...]

CSA Week 1: Kale and Sunchoke Frittata

One great thing about our CSA is that they send a newsletter every week that includes recipes. Being new at this, I appreciate having something to help me start thinking about how to use everything (not that I ever stop thinking about food. To diverge, here’s a typical Megan/Sara conversation: M-”why do you have that [...]

CSA Week 1: Lemony Lentil Salad With Spring Vegetables

Our first CSA box came from Harmony Valley last week, and it was everything I dreamed of. It was all I could do to not sprint the 3 blocks to our pickup location (I definitely would have had Sara not been walking with me). Upon returning home with our bounty, I immediately put some asparagus [...]

Spring Excitement

It’s Spring in Minneapolis! Actually, it’s been spring-like for quite a while, but I haven’t wanted to mention it lest we get an April snowstorm. I think we’re in the clear to celebrate now, though. I’m particularly excited for the month of May for two food-related reasons: 1. Beginning May 6, we’ll be getting a [...]