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What has the CSA Experience Been Like For You?

We asked our participants to tell us about their experiences with the CSA produce box.  Here are some of the responses: From Jacqui R. of the nursery school: Our family looks forward to opening the produce box to see what … Continue reading

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How to Steam Vegetables

Steaming is a moist-heat cooking method in which foods are cooked on a rack or in a steamer basket in a covered pan over, (NOT IN) simmering or boiling water (usually about an inch in depth).  Steaming provides a gentle … Continue reading

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Personal Experiences With The CSA Produce Box

We asked some CSA participants about their experiences cooking with their farm-fresh, organic produce. Below are some responses and new recipes. We would love to share more of your stories next week. Please send us your experience to csalosangeles@yahoo.com, and … Continue reading

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How to make Root Vegetable Soups

Root Vegetable Soups By Molly Watson, About.com Root vegetables add flavor, nutrition, and bulk to soups and stews. When cut into bite-size pieces most root vegetables take about 20 minutes to become tender when boiled, so add them towards the … Continue reading

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How to make Root Vegetable Salads

Root Vegetable Salads By Molly Watson, About.com Root vegetables make great additions to salads. Roasted or boiled until tender, toss them with dressings when they are still warm so they absorb the flavors. Yael- I love to add different cheese (goat … Continue reading

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How to make Root Vegetable Hash Browns

Root Vegetable Hash Browns By Molly Watson, About.com Root vegetables are delicious shredded and cooked until browned and crispy. Make big slabs of root vegetable hash browns or more delicate patties, as you like. 1. Peel root vegetables and shred … Continue reading

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How to Make Root Vegetable Chips

Root Vegetable Chips By Molly Watson, About.com The word “chip” brings to mind potatoes, but all root vegetables can be fried up into crisp, delicious chips for fun, homemade snacks. 1. Peel vegetables and slice as thinly as possible (a … Continue reading

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How to Roast Root Vegetables

Roasted Root Vegetables By Molly Watson, About.com Roasting brings out the essential sweetness in root vegetables and creates a crispy brown exterior that’s always welcomed. Plus it’s easy. 1. Scrub vegetables clean; peel if you like. 2. Cut vegetables into … Continue reading

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How to Mash Root Vegetables

By Molly Watson, About.com Mashed Root Vegetables Mashed potatoes are well-known, as are mashed sweet potatoes (often sweetened with brown sugar). Other root vegetables like parsnips, turnips, and celery root are also delicious mashed – either on their own or … Continue reading

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How to Grill Root Vegetables

Grilled Root By Molly Watson, About.com Root vegetables aren’t the first thing most people think to grill, but they can be delicious when cooked over an open flame. They develop a crusty exterior and their starches get a bit sweet … Continue reading

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