I have a threefold purpose: first, I promote local eating, wherever you live, by sharing recipes that use local ingredients and appeal to a wide variety of eating styles. Second, I strive to make those recipes look as delicious as I can (work in progress). Third, I want those recipes easily searchable/findable/accessible (also work in progress).
To make it easy for you to find recipe ideas, I've created a Visual Recipe Index by Ingredient, categorizing the recipes by the vegetables or fruit that they use. Got kohlrabi? I've got more than 50 ideas for you, gathered from around the web. Got too many ripe bananas? Check the Banana Recipes Collection. My Visual Recipe Index by Ingredient is set up to help folks like me eating from the farm share.
We've been doing a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) aka farm share since 2006. My husband was away at school and read The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals and Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal (Amazon affiliate links). When he returned, he announced that he wanted us to try a CSA.
Since my contribution to our partnership is running the home, it was up to me to make this CSA cooking thing work. I enjoy the challenge! The first year, a lot of produce went to waste because I didn't know what to do with it, or how to store it, before it spoiled.
I've learned a lot over the years, from the different CSAs we've enjoyed in the places we've lived. My (formerly picky) kids have become accustomed to a wide variety of vegetables.
I strive to live a more frugal and sustainable life, in keeping with how I was raised (thanks, Mom & Dad). I grew up with a home vegetable garden, compost, and recycling. I'll blog about those topics too, since eating farm fresh food goes hand in hand with other environmentally friendly actions. For a peek into my blogging process, check out this post [it's got cake, too].
You can find my writing elsewhere on the web:
A guest post for Gastronomical Sovereignty sharing how to grow 2 cook's crops in one bed over 12 months can be found here.
A guest post for HOMEGROWN.org's CSA Cookoff series can be found here.
I was interviewed for the local paper! You can read that story here.
Our family is 2 parents, 2 kids,
This blog is my place to collect all that wisdom and share it with you to make your life easier, so that you don't waste your hard-earned money or miss out on something yummy. I post recipes Mondays, Wednesdays, and often something pizza-related on Fridays. My recipes feature ingredients from my CSA farm share, my garden, or great deals I find. Usually it's not high-falutin' food, but it's always tasty. To help you find recipes, you can look across the top for my Visual Recipe Index. It's sorted by which fruit or vegetable used in the recipe. Along the right side is my Recipe Index By Category, for when you don't have a pile of Swiss chard to deal with but instead feel like . . . maybe a pizza? Enjoy!
Note: I contribute to my family’s income via this
website.The biggest help is when you use this Amazon link when you
get anything. It costs you nothing, and is this site's, and thus my,
biggest [$11.97 last year was a smidgen less than the ad income] source of support. I recommend every product linked here personally because I have used these products and would
recommend them to my neighbors and friends. Here's a page of My Favorite Things.Please feel free to contact me by email-- Kirsten AT FarmFreshFeasts DOT com
|The Pizza Paparazzi in action--with my sidekick Wee Oliver Picklepants|