2013 CSA Blog Break Time!

I am aware that most of my readers probably only pop over when I post on Facebook or Twitter that a new post is available; however, there are a handful of you who subscribe. Just wanted to post a quick note that I’m taking a blogging break! Yes, it’s summer, and yes the CSA continues … Continue reading

2013 CSA Week 5

2013 CSA Week 5

Week 5: June 29, 2013 How is it almost July already? How did that happen?? Our 8th (EIGHTH!!) anniversary is coming soon, and July 4th, and my birthday, and music camp… summer is definitely flying. I spent the evenings this past week teaching at my church’s Vacation Bible School. It’s tiring but very worth it! … Continue reading

2013 CSA Week 4

2013 CSA Week 4

Week 4: June 22, 2013 Last week I discovered one of my favorite things to do with zucchini for lunch (besides making this zucchini bread, which doesn’t – or shouldn’t – count as an everyday sort of meal). It’s basically baked zucchini slices drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with salt, pepper, parmesan, and some … Continue reading

2013 CSA Week 3

2013 CSA Week 3

Week 3: June 15, 2013 It was another good food week last week! We ate / froze / used everything in the CSA (minus a few garlic scapes which will get pickled shortly). I think the difference between this year and last year is that I’m more committed to actually eating the produce. I know, … Continue reading

2013 CSA Week 2

2013 CSA Week 2

Week 2: June 8, 2013 I consider last week a good food week at our house because we didn’t throw anything away from the CSA (yup, we even ate the radish and turnip tops!) New to the blog this year: at the end of the post I’ll recap how I used everything from the previous … Continue reading

2013 CSA Week 1

2013 CSA Week 1

Week 1: June 1, 2013 THE CSA STARTED!!!! *cue jumping up and down with excitement* If you are new to my blog, a CSA is kind of like a subscription to whatever a farmer produces in a given season. We pay for the whole season up front, and each week we pick up a share … Continue reading

Speck Specks

Speck Specks

Why have bacon bits when you can have speck specks?? I recently discovered speck at Rooster Street Provisions (Elizabethtown, PA, but they also have a stand at Lancaster Centra Market). It’s a lot like prosciutto, and it’s fantastic wrapped around asparagus and roasted. Tonight’s dinner included salad made from Creekside’s iceberg lettuce, arugula, and radishes. … Continue reading

The New Mt. Joy Farmers Market

Today we visited the new Mt. Joy Farmers’ Market (35 W. Main St.) This used to be an outdoor market, but this year it has moved inside. We got some fun things! A bottle of Blueberry Birch Beer bottled in Reading, PA, some great-looking, locally made salt and vinegar chips, and rhubarb (local), blueberries, and … Continue reading

Tomahawk Pork Chops from Rooster Street Provisions

Tomahawk Pork Chops from Rooster Street Provisions

Welcome back, grilling season! Welcome back blog, too. I was going to wait for the Creekside CSA to start up again before beginning my blogging season, but then these pork chops happened and I couldn’t wait any longer to post. While shopping at Lancaster Central MarketĀ on Saturday we came across these “tomahawk” pork chops (named … Continue reading

Weeks 16 and 17: 8.25.12 and 9.1.12

*sigh* I have been a bad blogger. Like it or not, the start of another school year took over pretty much everything! Since my last post I’ve also accepted a playing job at the Fulton (violin for Gypsy). I’m extremely excited about this…pit orchestra is my favorite! Local friends, come see the show. :) So … Continue reading