From Field to Fork

July 14, 2019

In the heat of summer, I don't touch my oven unless absolutely necessary. In fact, I really can't be bothered to do much "cooking" at all.   It's all about slicing, chopping and dressing.  The beauty of summer produce is that it really doesn't need much more than that. Judging from the glorious goods in our box this week - there's hardly a reason to cook at all.  I hope the following recipes help you achieve the heights of summer laziness I aspire to....

August 12, 2018

Summer is all about eating produce that's fresh (or hardly cooked).  There are endless combinations to be made with the goodies from our boxes this week.  I devoted my tomatoes, green beans and a few eggs to a dinner party sized platter of classic Nicoise salad this weekend.  I subbed the tuna for this salmon recipe and served it on the side. And can we just say - long live peach season! I used my last batch to make peach Capre...

November 7, 2017

I don't know about you, but when I get a bunch of kale my first thought is to sauté it with garlic.  This morning however, I threw it into my smoothie. Despite its savory reputation, kale has exactly zero impact on the sweetness of a smoothie.  But it does turn everything a lovely green color and now it's loaded with more vitamins and antioxidants than ever so that I can walk around with a virtuous swagger for the rest of the day....

September 18, 2017

In a desperate effort to hold on to the summer bounty, Melina and I canned the last of the great New Jersey peaches. We transformed a 37lb crate of glorious yellow peaches into 12 quarts of canned peaches and 12 pints of peach chutney. Several jars were infused with some combination of lemon/lime/ginger/clove/bay leaf/basil/pineapple sage/rosemary/ginger...herbs courtesy of Melina's garden. Lavender is definitely the prettiest.

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