CSA Box: Week 8

CSA Box #8 | February 1
We’re definitely getting into the thick of winter! Though the temperatures may not often reflect it, my latest CSA Box sure did! Lots of root veggies & hot house greens!

Week 8 Haul:

Item Breakdown:

2 sweet potatoes
8 rainbow carrots
5 potatoes
Living sunflower
1 green cabbage
Living cress
2 turnips
15 onions (or are they shallots??)
11 shiitake mushrooms

Total: 9 items
Week 7 Recipes & Meals:
I used a lot of the […]

By |February 4th, 2017|Categories: CSA|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

Post-Vacation Meals – Quick, Easy & Inexpensive! (+ How To!)

When Mac & I got back from Barbados, there was practically nothing left in our fridge. Save for a few apples, a head of cabbage, and some sorry daikon radishes, we didn’t have much to eat! After a quick trip to the grocery store – where I spent less than $14! – I came home to whip up the following:

A/ Quinoa. B/ Mixed Vegetable Quiche. C/ Roasted Tandoori Chickpeas. D/ Sweet Potato & Tomato Stew

It’s not super glamorous, […]

By |January 31st, 2017|Categories: Other People's Recipes, Recipe|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

CSA Box: Week 1

CSA Box #1 | October 12
What is a CSA Box?
Before we left for our travels, I subscribed to a bi-weekly CSA box. For those that don’t know, CSA stands for Community Shared Agriculture. Essentially you pay for a “subscription” of fruits & vegetables throughout the year. I loved getting a new haul of local, organic, fruits & veggies every week while knowing that I’m supporting a small business and getting to try new & varying […]

By |October 20th, 2016|Categories: CSA, Other People's Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |3 Comments

Other People’s Recipes: Beet & Basil

Contrary to the post title, this recap of other people’s recipes doesn’t feature beet & basil as ingredients, but rather as recipe creators! I’ve recently made a few recipes from Allison at Yummy Beet and Ashley at Blissful Basil and thought I’d share the results.

As I mentioned in my CSA Week 3 Recap, I put my plethora of parsnips to good use in Allison’s Roasted Garlic, Parsnip & White Bean Soup.

The earthy flavours from the roasted […]

By |November 14th, 2014|Categories: Other People's Recipes, Recipe|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

CSA Recap: Week 4

As I mentioned last week, I deferred my CSA Box #3 by a week, but kept my original bi-weekly schedule so I actually received two boxes in two weeks! Upon opening this week’s box, I was instantly reminded why I stuck to a bi-weekly delivery in the first place – there is so much food! Mac & I are still trying to work our way through the contents of last week’s box! I’m glad we […]

By |November 13th, 2014|Categories: CSA, Other People's Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

CSA Recap: Week 3

I was out of town last week, so I deferred my third box to this week. Grocery shopping is a favourite hobby of mine (not ashamed), but I was happy to see the return of an abundance of local & organic veggies.

My first thoughts when I opened the box were: “Green!!” and “Purple!!” Followed shortly by, “What the heck is that thing in the top left corner?!”
Week 3 Haul:

Item Breakdown:

Based on weight, this week I […]

By |November 6th, 2014|Categories: CSA, Other People's Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

Healthy Meal Time: Episode 4

Chelsea and I started planning this meal back in August – when this year’s seemingly short summer started yielding cooler days and all we could think about was a comforting bowl of chilli with cornbread. For the sake of our sanity, we managed to hold off until mid-October when the actual cool temperatures hit and craving a piping-hot bowl of chilli isn’t so atypical.

For the cornbread, we used Kristy’s recipe for Gluten Free Skillet Cornbread. […]

By |October 23rd, 2014|Categories: Healthy Meal Time, Other People's Recipes, Vegan Supper Club|Tags: , , , , , , , |2 Comments

CSA Recap: Week 2

I was just about to finish the last of my previous CSA Box, and before I knew it, it was time for a new one with a whole whack-load (technical term) of (local and organic) produce!

This box is deep and is hiding the copious amounts of carrots I received.
Week 2 Haul:

Item Breakdown:

This week was pretty comparable to last week. I got two more items, but the total weight was a bit less (6.02kg vs 6.2kg […]

By |October 16th, 2014|Categories: CSA, Other People's Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments