Monthly Archives: October 2011


What are you eating for lunch today? I’m having a spectacular salad full of CSA veggies- every last one of them is from the CSA box! I already miss our CSA and we haven’t even run out of veggies yet.

But what I really want to be eating is SOUP! Homemade soup! It was dark when I woke up, it feels like Fall and I just saw online that Starbucks will debut their red Christmas cups in just 8 days. All this fall/winterness makes me want soup. And maybe a nap…

…But, just try and tell me this image from Smitten Kitchen doesn’t make you want to run home and slave over the stove for a few… minutes. Instead of taking a lunch break today (still bad at lunch breaks) I decided to collect a list of soups I hope to make this winter.

Curried Squash and Red Lentil Soup

Spicy Vegan Acorn + Corn Chili

Orzo Soup

Enchilada Soup

Tortellini Garlic Tomato Soup

Minestrone with Mushrooms + Feta

Roasted Tomato Soup with Broiled Cheddar

Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

and finally, my Mom’s recipe for minestrone soup. No link available until I blog it!

If you have any vegetarian soup recipes, comment and give me a link! I smell a soup party in my future…


CSA box #21: the final box!

The final Featherstone Farm CSA box of the year.

Contents: spaghetti squash, carrots, delicata (?) squash, red kabocha squash, organic regent apples, onions, garlic, watermelon radish, cauliflower, salad mix beets and broccoli.

The box deserved a better photograph but Fridays are busy! If I do a CSA next year, I won’t do do a Friday pick up if I can avoid it. But either way, I’ll miss the amazingly delicious organic produce that we pick up once a week, delivered from a farm two hours away.

The beauty of the CSA is that we didn’t have to do any work; no decisions to make at the store, no waking up at 730am on a Saturday to beat the crowds at the farmers market (though I miss that).

If you are in the Twin Cities and looking for a CSA, I highly recommend signing up for one through Featherstone FarmIn my photos, the GRANDE size box is featured and I bought a summer share; but they have all different sizes and seasons.

Time to meal plan.



CSA box #20

This is a box to woo me to renew for next year. Contents: radishes, carrots, leaf lettuce, leeks, sweet dumpling squash, pie pumpkin, arugula, cauliflower, broccoli and red potatoes.

I think this might be the next to last box we get! Time to plan our meals around these veggies now.

CSA box #19

In the box this week: salad mix, two (delicata?) squash, beets, acorn squash, cilantro, carrots, onions, garlic, french breakfast radishes, broccoli.

I’m really excited about the acorn squash- I think I’ll make some sort of squash soup using a few of the squash and that cilantro. And I’m sure Brent will be excited about those radishes, and I can bet that he will try to use them in his breakfast due to the name.

Sorry Mom, the beets are back a few weeks too late.


CSA box #18

Ok, so apparently this is the 4th to last box? I’m confused. But happy to know veggies will still be coming our way.

This week: mustard greens, delicata squash, buttercup squash, green leaf lettuce, broccoli, red onions, parsley, garlic, savoy cabbage, carrots and radishes.

It’s squash week, clearly.