Thanksgiving turkey: how to dry brine (and one tasty rub, too)

CSA, Food, Recipes

I love love love Thanksgiving. It is my favorite holiday. And I am hosting this year, both friends and family, so we’re expecting a nice crowd of about 8. But who knows? If I see anyone in the neighborhood up for adoption Thursday, I might drag them along for our Thanksgiving ride, too (we play […]

via How to dry brine a turkey — My Urban Farmgal Life

Use that pie pumpkin and make a pie already!

CSA, Food, Recipes

I’ve been radio silent for a couple of weeks–other priorities have taken my time away from videos and blogging. Such is life, I suppose. This is the last week of the CSA and then I’ll have a bit of a break. We had a really good season, but I am looking forward to focusing on […]

via Homemade pumpkin pie–totally from scratch! — My Urban Farmgal Life

Winter squash burgers and coleslaw–using Week 3’s share

CSA, Food, Recipes

Hey fellow locavores!  If you like winter squash and veggie burgers, then you should give this a try.  And I made a smokin’ good chipotle coleslaw with the share this week.  Try it out!

I’m not going to wax poetic about these veggie burgers. I’ll let them speak for themselves. But I WILL say that you ought to give them a try. I really dressed mine up with the chipotle & dried cranberry coleslaw I made to go with them, as well as some dill pickle, Swiss chard or […]

via Winter squash & black beluga lentils make some fine Halloween veggie burgers — My Urban Farmgal Life

Let’s get excited about next week’s share with a recipe preview!

CSA, Food, Recipes, Weekly Shares

What’s the point of this post? To get you excited about next week’s CSA share and help you prep your pantry & fridge for items on this coming week’s tremendously exciting menu! It is winter squash season, so we’ll be getting a different winter squash every week. This week we got ‘Fairy’ winter squash, which […]

via Upcoming recipe: winter squash & beluga lentil burgers + chipotle coleslaw — My Urban Farmgal Life

One way to use some of your local CSA goodies

CSA, Food, Recipes, Weekly Shares

Hey everyone!  This delicious recipe uses kale, lentils, thyme, rosemary and onions from the CSA.  The pork sausage and garlic powder are local, too.  All you need are some sweet potatoes and you’ve got a very delicious, very nutritious meal!

Early this afternoon I took a look in the pantry and was uninspired. “What am I going to do for dinner tonight?” I thought. While working through the rest of the afternoon, I let this little conundrum roll around in the back of my head. Inspiration usually hits me if I just let my subconscious […]

via Lentil Sausage Bake — My Urban Farmgal Life

Use up those tomatoes and broccoli from this week’s share!

CSA, Food

Broccoli and tomatoes go together like cherries and pie, yes? If you agree, then you might like this broccoli quinoa salad with lots of herbs and a tangy vinaigrette. And with just a little bit of prep work, it comes together really quickly! Enjoy!

via Broccoli quinoa salad — My Urban Farmgal Life

I scream, you scream, we all scream for…parsnip muffins?

CSA, Food, Recipes

Parsnips. In a muffin? Seriously. If you are one of those people who cringe when you see parsnips in your CSA share…well, listen up because I’ve got a sweet deal for you. These muffins totally rock. They are moist. They are just sweet enough. They have a hint of lemon. And if you don’t really […]

via Parsnip muffins–yes, you can — My Urban Farmgal Life

Another way to use tomatillos!

CSA, Recipes

My friend Patty sent me this recipe for tomatillo salsa tonight. It sounds really yummy, so I may have to try this. Note to self: add avocado to the grocery list…. I do not know where she got this recipe, but here it is. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 Pound Fresh Peeled and Washed Tomatillos 1/2 Bunch […]

via More ideas for using tomatillos! — My Urban Farmgal Life

What to do with Week 13? Here’s an idea.

CSA, Food, Recipes

Oh my goodness, I’m feeling like a roasted chili these days. It is hot in Montana this summer! It’s hot outside, it’s hot inside my house, this chili is hot…not spicy hot (unless you want it that way–the go for it!), just hot off the stove hot. I probably should have made a salad for […]

via Chili verde (It’s so hot)! — My Urban Farmgal Life