The “Tell” – Springdell Spring CSA Pickup #2


This has been a rough week in the Anderson Household. If you’ve followed the blog, you’ve probably read about our geriatric pooch, Chico. He was a treasure that belonged to my grandfather many years ago, and when my grandfather passed away, came to live with us. Over the years, his light-speed-scoot turned into a shuffle, his eyesight and hearing went, and finally his legs. Nevertheless, his tail never stopped wagging, and his spirit remained that of a puppy. He came on many adventures with us, traveling happily around in his favorite purple Springdell bag. We sure are going to miss him.

Meanwhile, for the followers, you also know about my cooking mentor and Nana, (aka “Nan”). She had lived with us for years, and just this week moved on to a new place. It’s been bittersweet, none of us wanted her to go, but fortunately, she’s settling in at her new digs quite nicely and making fast friends. I’ll miss her giving me advice as I run around the kitchen, but she’s close by and I’ll be bringing her dishes to sample regularly. I’m sure she’ll say what she usually does about my cooking in her Belarusian slang, “it needs more salt”.

Here’s a photo of Nan back in 2015 prepping the stuffing for her famous Cabbage Rolls. This recipe remains one of the most visited posts on the site today.
This week’s yummy meatless dish was a Honey Ginger Tofu with spring garlic, asparagus, pea tendrils and a fried egg atop soba noodles. The boys really liked the sauce on this one, and this versatile dish could easily be made with chicken for the tofu averse.
On Wednesday I stopped by the Jordan Brother’s truck for some cod, and fried up some asparagus to go with it (I prefer roasted asparagus, but one of my kids is eating it this way, at the moment so I’m rolling with it.)
My third meal of the week was a Springdell London Broil with grilled asparagus.
The steak was seasoned with Herd Nerd SPICE, and the asparagus had a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of Copp Family salt, (both available at the farmstand).

My weekend ended on a good note, we had beautiful weather for Springdell’s Annual Sheep Shearing event! I’ll do a separate post about that soon. Meanwhile, I look forward to seeing you back here for today’s edition of the Springdell Show and Tell. Have a beautiful and meaningful Memorial Day!


About Jess

Jess Anderson is the creator of CSA|365 and is passionate about the local food movement. A busy mother of two, Jess loves keeping her family fed by honest local food. She is involved with the Westford Community Garden Working Group, Friends of Fat Moon, and is the current chair of the Westford Strawberries 'N Arts Festival.

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