One Sweet World

Not so important posts about a married couple living in Baltimore.

Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

CSA Week 3

I'll start off this week with a photo of one of last week's dinners. Huge side salad with radishes, arugula, green leaf and mizuna from the CSA with a side of egg and cucumbers from the farmer's market. I also made some small red potatoes from the market and a tilapia filet. Pretty good meal!
This weeks picks:
1 head green leaf lettuce
1 head red leaf lettuce
1 bunch spinach
1 bunch arugula
1 bunch chard
1 bunch broccoli leaves
1 broccoli
4 zucchinis
1 bunch red onions

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Monday, June 21, 2010

My Talented Husband

Mr_BTM's hobby is photography. He pretty much has his camera with him all the time, especially when we eat! He posts some of his photos on Flickr. Well, that turned out well for him. Two of his photos from Flickr were chosen and published! The first was published on the Pellegrino website. Click on "Live in Italian" and then "Truly Italian." It's the article on cheese.

The second was published in the print magazine, Modern Luxury DC (page 54-55).
Oddly enough, both of these photos were taken during his birthday dinner last year at Woodberry Kitchen in Baltimore. I'm so proud of him! Now if I can only get him to get prints made so we can display these fine photographs of his at home!

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

CSA Week 2

We did a good job of eating almost all of the veggies from last week, except for some left over arugula. This week we got a ton more lettuce! ARG!!! I guess it's one huge salad for every meal the rest of the week. What do you do with all this lettuce?

1 head green leaf lettuce
1 head some other green lettuce (had a different name)
1 head green cabbage
1 bunch beets (with beet greens)
1 bunch spinach
1 bunch arugula
1 bunch mizuna (new item!) (Mizuna is an Asian variety of mustard greens. It has spiky dark green leaves that have a surprisingly delicate texture and delightfully peppery, even spicy kick.)
1 bunch red chard
1 bunch collard greens


Wednesday, June 09, 2010

CSA Week 1

Yesterday marked the beginning of this year's CSA share! We're excited to get fresh veggies every week again. This year we got a similar mix to what we got last year, but with a few extra, non leafy green items.

1 red leaf lettuce
1 green leaf lettuce
1 bunch spinach
1 bunch arugula
1 bunch green chard
1 bunch radishes
1 bunch garlic scape
3 pints strawberries


Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Garden Time!

Last year we planted 2 tomato plants, basil, rosemary and attempted some green onions. The tomatoes were only marginally successful but the basil and rosemary did a good job. The green onions bombed entirely. At the end of the season last year I totally abandoned the plants and let the old tomatoes fall off into the pot and left the dead stems in the pots too. Same goes for the basil plant. Low and behold, I go to clean the pots and put in new soil and found a tomato plant and a basil plant already growing! Amazing how that works, especially with the basil. It started to regrow in a pot that was sitting next to where it was planted. The rosemary survived the winter and got repotted for the summer. I bought sage and cilantro plants from the farmer's market and one additional tomato plant (grape tomatoes). Should make for a good, small garden. Hopefully the tomatoes will work out better this year. Looking forward to using the fresh herbs and eating tasty tomatoes!