Saturday, August 17, 2013

Roots and Shoots Farm - 8th Week of CSA Food 2013

This summer my CSA shares from Roots and Shoots Farm has been feeding guests here at home but also traveling.

My company on Friday night dug into a pesto pasta dish with a medley of vegetables (onions, tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, garlic).

My company on Saturday shared in our Mediterranean Zucchini Salad in Pita Pockets (zucchini and tomatoes).

With the mister away, I have also had many summer jaunts out and about to visit others. I try to bring prepared dishes to share the bounty, but also to be a contributing guest.

This past week I traded a night's stay in my brother's fabulous 5-star guest room for homemade Tzatziki (cucumbers and garlic), a Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese (beets) and Vikram Vij's Eggplant, Tomato, Green Onion Curry (eggplant and tomatoes) with basmati rice.

It is proving to be another beautiful CSA share.

3 peppers
2 zucchinis
6 cucumbers
pint of tomatoes
head of lettuce
2 heads of garlic
2 white onions

What are you making fellow vegetable lovers?


  1. Wonderful pictures of a veritable cornucopia of great veggies. It's wonderful to come across another local (Ottawa) food blogger in general ... and one that is also passionate about taking the omnipresent CSA Challenge. Great blog you have here. Looking forward to exploring it in more detail.

    1. Thanks for the support Dale. I don't know if you are aware of the connection between Roots and Shoots Farm and Waratah. Jess Weatherhead at Roots is the daughter of farmer John at Waratah! Might explain why we are both experiencing great baskets from local organic farmers. I am in year 4 of CSA. A real vet!! But I do still find it a challenge to be creative and respectful with the food. We are so busy in the summer. So far, so good this year.

    2. No, I wasn't aware of the connection at all. I had actually considered Roots and Shoots (seemed oddly appropriate given my own website name) but they were full this year. Interesting kismet indeed. If you're amenable, I'd love to chat with you sometime about your own local blogging and very considerable (and impressive) blogging experience.

    3. I would love to chat with you about blogging!


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