Mel’s Box – Week 16 & 17

Well, we have come to the end of our CSA box for the year. I’ve been really happy with the products that we received this season. Some old favorites returned and some new produce was introduced. This year was the first time that I ever cooked with fennel or tried locally grown melon. The various…

Pumpkins, Gratitude, and Oh Yeah – My Box

It’s been a busy week!  Midterms, getting ready for long weekend festivities, the hubby returned from a two week hunting trip, and did I mention midterms?  A whole week has gone by without a post, so we have lots to catch up on. First off, it’s Fresh Pick Friday, and with Thanksgiving Day this Monday…

Mel’s Box – Week 14

I can’t believe it’s October already! This evening I actually have the fireplace on. I know, I know – it’s not that cold, but the squashes in our CSA box have changed from the summer variety to the winter variety in the last couple of weeks, and that’s my cue for warm, cozy things. Here’s…

Mel’s Box – Week 13

Last week went by fast! This time of year always seems to fly by for me. I didn’t get a shot of last week’s CSA share, but I don’t think you’ll have a hard time imagining what it would look like. Here’s the breakdown from this week’s share: Apples: I was really excited to receive…

Mel’s Box – Week 12

Well, I have to say that since school has got underway my time spent experimenting in the kitchen has been dramatically reduced. I am, however, grateful for my full freezer. Consequently, there are not a lot of great ideas for you this week. I’ll work on this for next time. Beets: I just roasted the…

Mel’s Box – Week 11

The CSA box is back!  I was really happy to pick up our vegetables after our trip to Oregon.  As I mentioned last week, it’s time to get back to basics with eating habits around here and having fresh produce on hand is a big help. Here’s what I made with last week’s CSA box:…

Mel’s Box – Week 9

This week was our most colourful bounty yet!  This is because we have finally reached tomato season, which I am pumped for.  My own tomatoes were an epic fail this year and I was too stubborn to purchase seedlings when they died.  I regret that decision.  Big time. This week’s breakdown: Cabbage: I’m on a…

Mel’s Box – Week 8

I can’t believe that August is more than halfway over! We noticed that it’s starting to get dark out much earlier and the nights are a bit cooler. It kind of crept up on us this year, at least it seems that way.  Fall is just around the corner… Here’s the breakdown from this week’s…

Mel’s Box – Week 7

We are getting close to the halfway point of our CSA season. It has been really interesting to see the foods change from week to week – definitely a new perspective on what seasonal really is! Our share this week was plentiful as usual. Here’s the breakdown of what I did with everything: Kale: We…

Mel’s Box – Week 6

For the BC Day long weekend we enjoyed some time away in Sechelt, on the Sunshine Coast. I rented a cabin for us back in May – previous years we hadn’t thought about going up there until it was too late and everything was booked up. We still had some vegetables left over from the…

Mel’s Box – Week 5

We are overflowing with veggies! This is telling me a few things. First, we are definitely getting our money’s worth from the CSA box. Second, my wee little garden is doing better than last year. More importantly though, we are not sharing enough of our bounty! Of course, it didn’t help that I was away…

Mel’s Box – Week 4

I can’t believe it’s been a month since our CSA box started! I am barely going to the grocery store these days. Our CSA box, stocked deep freezer, and garden is providing us with plenty. Short and sweet this week: Beets: This was a repeat of week two – I made pesto from the tops and made…