First of all, click here to sign up for the upcoming cooking classes, at Williams-Sonoma. Everyone is welcome, you do not need to be a member of a CSA program.
Below are images and info from the past “Cooking outside the (CSA) box” classes at Williams-Sonoma, Los Gatos using produce from High Ground Organics, Watsonville. I created these dishes with the food that was in the box:
Saturday, Aug 13th cooking class
Four dishes, using the food in the box:
1. Red and Green butter lettuce, Mixed Summer Squash, Potatoes, Strawberries
Here’s an unusual combination:
Butter Lettuce Wraps stuffed with Roasted Zucchini & Toasted Walnut Pate topped with Smoked Salt, served with Sweet’n Sour Strawberry Dipping Sauce
1. Slice the zucchinis, bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or until soft, set aside and allow to cool. 2. Meanwhile make the Strawberry Dipping Sauce, blend well in food processor: Strawberries, Mirin, Sesame Oil, Maple Syrup, Fresh Ginger, set aside 3. Blend well in food processor: cooled zucchini, Toasted Walnut Oil 4. Spread pate on each leaf, top with Smoked Salt and serve with the dipping sauce Go back to top
A German-style Goulash:
Red Goulash w/Zahtar
I love this sweet, sour and herby combination: Red Cabbage, Red Beets, Red Onion, Red Apple, Sherry, Toasted Walnut Oil, Zahtar Seasoning Recipe will be available in my eCookbook, coming soon! Go back to top
Nothing new here, except for the flavored salt:
Potato Sticks w/Malt Vinegar Salt
1. Cut the potatoes into french-fry cuts (I used Williams-Sonoma’s Veggie Slicer, link to come) 2. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or until soft 3. Sprinkle with the “Malt Vinegar Salt” and serve Go back to top
In the box: cipollini onions, white cauliflower, desiree potatoes, strawberries, romaine lettuce, basil, spinach, broccoli
See more images of the Cauliflower Steaks here.
Click here to see the Herb Saver, available at Williams-Sonoma.
Click here to see more food storage tips.
Here are images of the CSA drop sites:
Improv Cooking Classes, by Joni Sare
Learn how to cook healthfully
outside the (CSA) box
Thursday, July 21st • 6:30 – 8:30pm, $10
Saturday, August 13th • 10 to 12pm • $10
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs are getting more and more popular and more and more accessible. And my goal is to show the ease and wonderfulness of cooking with the foods you receive in a CSA box. Learn how to cook OUTSIDE THE BOX with the food that is delivered direct from the farm to your door. Come to both classes to see a variety of ways to use the greens, veggies, fruits that come in the box each week. I’ll use the fun and fascinating gadgets from Williams-Sonoma, as well as introduce you to condiments, salts and spices.
packaged in a “CSA box” from:
“High Ground Organics” is a 40-acre organic farm located on the coast near Watsonville. They’ve planted several trees, bushes and plants, including apples, pears, blueberries, lettuces and more. Click here to read about their farm. • Read about their CSA program here.
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