Wednesday, May 26, 2010

ANSWER to WEEK 1 Question

QUESTION of the WEEK:  My husband wants to know if anyone else thinks about the movies, a cat and a baseball team when hearing the word 'rhubarb'?

ANSWER:  RHUBARB - a movie made in 1951.  Rich, eccentric T.J. Banner adopts a feral cat who becomes an affectionate pet. Then T.J. dies, leaving to Rhubarb most of his money and a pro baseball team, the Brooklyn Loons. When the team protests, publicist Eric Yeager convinces them Rhubarb is good luck. But Eric's fiancĂ©e Polly seems to be allergic to cats, and the team's success may mean new hazards for Rhubarb. Written by Rod Crawford

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

QUESTION of the WEEK - week 2

Does anyone know how and why CSAs started?  Let's throw in Where? also...

Spring Onions

Don't know what to do with your spring onions? Here are some suggestions:

- add to your tossed salads (I know, an obvious one)
- add to quinoa (ask me about this stuff - I love it!!)
- top your potato
- grill it! and serve it up as a side... It is easy and surprisingly tasty. Lightly coat it with olive oil, sprinkle with balsamic vinegar (optional) and salt (also optional).

Rhubarb/Strawberry recipes from EATING WELL

The magazine EATING WELL has just sent me some rhubarb recipes I would like to share with you.

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie:

Strawberry-Rhubarb Tart:

Strawberry-Rhubarb Cobbler:

Strawberry-Rhubarb Bread Pudding:

Rhubarb-Strawberry Summer Pudding:

Rhubarb & Strawberry Crumble:

Week 2

Ohhhhhh!  Ahhhh!  Delish!   Mushrooms, mint, lettuce, salad mix, radishes, rhubarb, spinach and strawberries.

Mint juleps...  rhubarb strawberry cobbler...  mushroom spinach salad...

Send ideas and recipes to to be posted and shared.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tips from Tish

Most gardeners, sooner or later, are inundated with a bumper crop of 
something (or many things).  Most TV garden shows have published 
cookbooks to deal with that.  Two of my favorites are out of print and 
therefore available from out-of-print book sellers at very inexpensive 
 The Joy of Gardening Cookbook
 The Victory Garden Cookbook
In addition there are all the on line recipe sources.  (my favorite for modern, healthy, easy to prepare 
recipes with nutritional analysis)
BTW... my degree from Cornell is in Food & Nutrition, I have taught a 
high school food and nutrition program for 35 years in Baldwin, Long 
Island.  I have written the new food and nutrition curriculum for the 
New York State Education Department ( 6 courses:  Intro to foods, 
Advanced Culinary, Baking, Gourmet Foods, Career Exploratory Restaurant 
Management, Nutrition, Health & Fitness).

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Welcome to CSA Spring 2010!

It may not look like spring out your window, but let's hope the vegetables are enjoying it. Welcome to CSA Spring 2010.  Our first week we harvested the following:  spring onions, lettuce, radishes, spinach, mushrooms, mint and rhubarb.  QUESTION of the WEEK:  My husband wants to know if anyone else thinks about the movies, a cat and a baseball team when hearing the word 'rhubarb'?