Ready for Spring / CSA sign-ups

It’s March. Ohhhhhh boy is it ever March. Two Nor’easters in a week. It feels like spring will never come.

But it will…. oh, it will!

Sign-ups are out now for the CSA! Bloomfield-Montclair CSA is my original jam, and it is what you will see pictured in these posts. Coeur et Sol is also doing a CSA share this year – their first year doing so! If you’re local, I highly recommend signing up for either of these shares. Your money will be going directly to support a farmer, rather than padding the middle-man system, and both farms are organic. The price can’t be beat – averaging between 25 and 30 dollars a week for an abundance of high-quality produce. You can’t find a better deal, in my opinion.

Cooking continues in Command Central over here, though it’s definitely turned into dregs-of-winter clean-out-the-freezer fare. Lots of comfort food from the slow cooker, soups and stews.

I did make a pretty epic salad the other day. I was missing spring. It’s a spring mix, baby kale, soy cheese, craisins, peas, corn, edamame, chickpea microgreens, and baby radish greens. I’d intended to pan-fry some tempeh to put on top – this was going to be Meatless Monday for this week – but then Little Chef got an ear infection and we ended up at the pediatric urgent care. Thankfully, Dad grabbed pizza en route home to go with this. It was a good balance of comfort food and getting something green on a difficult night.

During the snow storm yesterday, Little Chef (that’s it, I’m calling him that forever, now) convinced me to bake a cake. We used this recipe, because it lined up with the ingredients I had on hand. It came out moist, chocolatey, and decadent. We happened to still have decorating supplies (gel, sprinkles, etc) from cookie baking in December, so the end result was pretty, as well as tasty.

Hope you all made it through the storm safe and sound, as well. Stay as cozy as you can while we keep this vigil for spring. It’ll be here eventually.

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