Showing posts from July, 2011

Ditmas Park CSA Week 6

Big stuff in week 6 from the Ditmas Park CSA It's the week of the callaloo bigger than a raccoon/medium sized dog. Callaloo bigger than a small child. Callaloo big enough to curl up in bed with, not like it's gonna keep you warm. This bunch of callaloo is so big I tell you it takes up the entire bottom shelf of my fridge hiding the tupperware containers in a forest of leaves. Not to mention a large head of cabbage, that's also pretty big. Ditmas Park CSA Week 6 1 enormous head of callaloo 1 bunch of basil 1 head of cabbage 1 red onion 1 white onion 2 cucumbers 2 zucchinis 2 heas of garlic 1 yellow squash 1 bag of yellow wax beans 8 medium tomatoes 11 red sweet peppers 6 eggs

Thurston's Ginger Beer, Again

No one will see it coming, but this is killer ginger beer Summer has been a whirl wind of picnics, barbecues, road trips, and questionable luck. The combination is keeping me out of my kitchen. I am repeating an old summer time favorite recipe, Thurston's Ginger Beer . I am also demanding you make this recipe. It is easy. It is cheap. It was given to me on a boat by a Jamaican Guyanese friend, and I have never seen anything like it online. It have served it every which way with soda, rum, vodka, lime to all matter of thirsty chefs and mixologists . Everyone loves it. Its is authentic, and nothing in a bottle can come close to this ginger beer recipe. Thinking I'm bragging? Try it yourself. Thurston's Ginger Beer 2 quarts water (1/2 cup reserved) 1 large ginger root peeled (Thurston indicated that the piece be the size of a man's 4 fingers and palm) 1/2 cup rice 1 pinch salt 1/2 cup turbinado or raw sugar 1 quart seltzer water ice lemon/lime slices to garnish Heat all

Ditmas Park CSA Week 4 + Prospect Farm Week 1

13 varieties of vegetables, we are so spoiled If I dropped my fridge down horizontally on the floor, removed the door I could literally bath in vegetables. I went on a trip for Independence day that turned into am mega road trip to the South extending well past Tuesday's pick-up. This week's Ditmas Park CSA haul was picked up by the crazy awesome Sarah Friedland . I didn't get my veggies until Thursday night after resolving to take a cab to pick it up. I barely caught the last light of the day to snap a quick photo before I inhaled most of the beets, greens, a salad made with kale, cukes, basil, green onion (previous week), and half a head of lettuce. I hadn't tasted a fresh vegetable on my trip, and it was time to bath my stomach in crisp cool vegetables. Peek a little closer at those hard veggies Ditmas Park CSA Week 4 2 heads of lettuce 1 bunch collards 1 bunch basil 6 beets with greens 1 green pepper 6 medium red potatoes 2 long red hot peppers 3 cucumbers 1 large