Food Blogs are Moving...
Happy Thursday, reader friends! Today's post is a little short and sweet, but filled with some great news. Today marks the first pick-up week of our CSA program. If you have no idea what I am talking about, then click here to read more information about what is going down for the next 18 weeks. Pretty exciting stuff!
With our CSA program, our members receive a fun little addition to their weekly box of fresh food: a seasonal recipe blog! How cool is that? Instead of receiving a box full of vegetables and not knowing what to cook, you can head right over to the blog and find a handful of recipes each week that showcase those particular ingredients. I would wonder what to do with a kohlrabi or bunch of Swiss Chard, too, if I had never cooked with them! At one time, I never had! Whether you are curious about a new vegetables or stuck on what to make for dinner, we've got you covered. Each week will have 2-4 recipes made with delicious fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, and meats. Yes, please!
Not sure where to find the Seasonal Recipe Blog? Go to our drop down menu, go under the tap "Our Farm" and find it at the bottom of the list!
So what does that have to do with food blogs? You might have noticed that my food blog writing has declined severely since around the end of April... The garden needed me more than the kitchen did! All of the meals that I have been eating are not exactly what I would call fantastic. That's not saying they're not delicious or healthy, because they have been much healthier than ever before! I am just not baking bread or creating new pies as of late because of the farm. I am really excited to get back into that this autumn when farming slows down because it inevitably will turn into winter. That's the perfect time to experiment with new bread recipes, cakes, cookies, and pies. Yay! I know that you guys are missing the sweets on here.
But that doesn't mean recipes are gone forever! In fact, I think that this turn of events will be even better for our blog. Because even though I love sharing recipes for baked goods, I was starting to become uninspired by sharing a new bread recipe every week. Staples can only go so far, you know? You can still find new recipes from me every Thursday for the next 18 weeks on our Seasonal Recipe Blog. It's still our blog, just in a new place, and specifically tied to our CSA program's box ingredients.
How will that work for you, especially if you are not a part of our program? I hope that it encourages you to eat seasonally and locally. If you don't live near our farm, head to your local farmer's market and pick up the ingredients! Try something new. Branch out! Eating seasonally means that you are adjusting your body to your local climate and the food that grows during the season of life you are living. This week's recipes involve a lot of greens - that's what is growing right now in Iowa! If you live in a different region entirely, I hope that you still enjoy the new recipes and can use them to your liking. Save them for a rainy day, or head to the grocery and buy up what you need. Not sure what's in season where you live? Check out our regional seasonal food map!
That's all for now. I hope that you guys enjoy the new area of the website, find some meal inspiration, cook with more veggies, and fill yourself with delicious local food. We will return for more awesome homestead staples in the autumn. I will probably still post some canning recipes on the main blog over the summer. Hope you have a great day! (: