Polenta: When Meal Makes the Meal

Sometimes I fantasize¬†there’s a CSA Merit Badge for incorporating¬†multiple sharebox items into a single dish. I had a four-bagger a couple months ago. One of the winter season’s final boxes included shitake and crimini mushrooms, red sorrel, a head of garlic, and a bag of Castle Valley Mill polenta. I guess technically that’s five items….

Scaped potatoes with basil and lemon

What do Rachael Ray and Marc Vetri have in common? Not much. But I stole from both of them to get these glorious roasted potatoes. Ray’s mayo-free roasted potato salad includes a generous handful of fresh basil and has become a picnic go-to for me. And Marc’s instructions for Roasted Herbed Fingerling Potatoes (out of…

Swap-box hero: Pickled scallions & scapes

Seriously, fellow Pennsauken picker-uppers: What have you got against garlic and onions? The swap box just before closing Monday night contained six bunches of red scallions, three bunches of spring onions, and three lovely swirls of garlic scapes. Right. Twelve alliums. Allii. Whatever. A tragedy in any language, even Latin. Bulbus, non reliquit, right?¬†Right. So…