Monthly Archives: April 2016

Shepherd’s Pie A-La Winter CSA

This is not as much a formal recipe as it is a hodge podge of on-hand CSA ingredients. I find this to be a perfect use of the hot italian sausage, especially for those that might not otherwise be a fan of its spiciness. The hot Italian sausage adds a kick to the bland braise of the cabbage, and the potato does a wonderful job tying it all together.

Beets with Roasted Garlic Dressing

I can’t say enough about this roasted garlic dressing. It gives the roasted beets a totally new flavor profile. Trust me, you will start slathering everything with this dressing!

Lions Mane Mushrooms in Garlic Butter

This gargantuan fungus has been rumored to taste like lobster when sautéed in butter. I just had to give it a try to see if the rumors were true. The conclusion? You don’t have to like mushrooms or lobster to fall in love with this dish.

Hash brown and Sausage Casserole

The sausage and the greens are flexible in this recipe. If you feel spicy, add some spicy sausage, if you have swiss chard or even very thinly sliced collard greens, throw them in too!

Burrito Bowls

What better way to enjoy CSA ingredients than in a burrito bowl like this one? Tender SpringDell’monico steak tops off this flexible dish, while cilantro brings the fresh Mexican inspired flavors to the mesa.


Bibimbap is a wonderful way to enjoy CSA ingredients of the season, as it’s very flexible depending on what’s in season. Sizzling rice topped with delicious combinations of meat and veggies, an egg and distinctly flavorful sauce in a stone hot pot (optional but recommended) is really something special. The only two pantry ingredients that you might need are Gochujang (available at Asian Markets or well-stocked supermarkets) and sesame oil, and you’ve got yourself a party!

The “Tell” – Final Winter CSA Pickup of 2015-2016

As our winter share comes to an end today let’s take a look at how the contents of our last Winter CSA crate was enjoyed: Spinach Hashbrown Casserole “leaf” salads Tossed with Pasta Asparagus Tart Spring mix Simple Salads Cilantro Cilantro Pesto 4 Ways (which has so far made it’s way […]

Garlic Cilantro and Citrus Butter

Thank you to fellow Springdellian, Dawn DeMeo, for this recipe. I love different herb butters and they freeze so well you can enjoy them year round. Save some of this one for corn on the cob!

Herbed Popovers

Popovers are light and fluffy little rolls that make wonderful accompaniments to hearty soups, stews, gravies, or just by themselves! The pastry flour brings an extra element of lightness and fluffiness to these lovely treats. Adding fresh herbs or herbed butter is an option as well! A muffin pan can fill in if a popover pan isn’t available.

Cilantro Pesto

Rather than one pesto recipe, I’ve opted to provide a basic pesto formula that you can make your own. All you need are herbs and oil, most else is negotiable! Nuts, cheese, citrus juices, and other stir-ins make for a wonderful addition to just about any dish!