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Season Finale

Thank you City Commons members for making this a great season.  We have ended the year with a bang.  Thanks to the weather (warm and wet late summer/early fall) and our growers, we have a wonderful box to share with you this week. This week, Tomatoes from Food Field Spinach from Dulce Diamante Rutabaga from […]

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Eggplant Gratin with Greens and Tomatoes

Pushing through the last of the eggplant at our house tonight my partner assembled this lovely eggplant gratin. Depending on what’s on hand you could use a different cheese. Also, we added a couple cayenne peppers to the egg mixture because we like it spicy, but you might decide that doesn’t work for you. Ingredients […]

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Chickpea Salad with Coriander and Cumin

This is a main dish salad based mostly on a recipe from Local Flavors by Deborah Madison. The “Garnish” part of the recipe is flexible to include all sorts of ingredients from your CSA box. You can cook the chickpeas the day before and make the garnish later. Chickpeas 2 cups dried chickpeas or 4 cup, cooked […]

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Week 16

Do you have enough peppers yet?  Who likes hot sauce?  Some like a lot and some like a little but almost everyone likes hot sauce from time to time.  So, make some!  Take stems off peppers and throw them into a blender or food processor.  Add garlic, acid (lime, lemon, vinegar) and a generous amount […]

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Week 14

Week 14 The CSA season is winding down but the veggies in our gardens aren’t.In this week’s box: Arugula Bell Peppers Ghost Peppers Purple or Yellow Beans Cherry Tomatoes Eggplant Tomatoes Cilantro Radishes Holy cow.  My mouth is watering just looking at today’s goods.  Try arugula pesto with walnuts, olive oil, lemon juice, parmesan and […]

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Weeds

This week, we had to extract veggies from the massive weeds that are overtaking this part of the world.  The rain and heat have made crops bump into serious production but unfortunately, the weeds are out of control too!  Here are some common weeds one might find in the Detroit garden:     Purslane   […]

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Ah Rain! (Week 10)

Finally, the rain came.  They said it was coming and it did.  The growers at City Commons are more than happy, we are back in business.  Let’s just hope it stays wet.  Of course the subject was brought up while we were packing boxes today and we realized something spectacular.  Seeds that we had planted […]

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