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CSA Share Week of July 17

CSA Share Week of July 17

Summer is in full swing here in Boston, and my CSA share has great variety. This week it’s basil, beets, cabbage, cucumbers, escarole, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, spring onions and summer squash. What I’m Cooking Last night I made sautéed cabbage with hot Italian sausage. First […]

CSA Share Week of July 3

CSA Share Week of July 3

Here’s the thing about cooking my CSA this week. I picked it up on Wednesday instead of Tuesday because of the 4th of July holiday. And I’m going on a beach vacation Friday which requires getting on a plane, so the veggies aren’t coming with […]

Pesto

Pesto

Making pesto is quick and easy, and it’s a great addition to soups, sandwiches, salad dressings, as a topping to grain bowls, and of course pasta!

Basil

Basil

How to use basil: chopped in salads, in soups and sauces, in pesto for pasta, sandwiches, in soup, eggs and dressings.