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Monday, September 14, 2015

Adventures in the Kitchen: CSA #15 and a new cook book!

I can't remember if I told you that our CSA box is coming from an Amish farm. Did I? Well, it is. Sometime I think the Amish way of life is something to be desired. Simple. Slower paced. Family oriented. Everyone working together...And then I think about having to use an outhouse in the winter...and or not being able to Skype my family....Anyway, I digress. Here is our CSA box from last week (I know, I'm behind. I'm going to try to do better this week!)

Beets, peppers, potatoes, onion, apples, garlic, cucumbers, carrots, green beans, cabbage, yellow squash, and a spaghetti squash. 

So I have to be honest, I'm not a big fan of squash. But I feel like we are going to be getting a few more in the last 5 boxes of the summer. So I'm going to make a go of it. For most of the summer I have been finding recipes on Pinterest. I found this one for the spaghetti squash 

Recently I received a new cookbook from Litfuse to review and I have been loving the recipes in it! 

Amish fruits and veggies + Amish recipes and stories = yum and interesting! 

I have gotten to try a few recipes with the fresh fruits and veggies of the end of summer, but I have quite a few more on my list to try. One thing I really like about the recipes included in the book are that they mostly use staple pantry ingredients. I can pick almost any recipe and have all of the ingredients on hand. No crazy shopping lists or jars of something that you just need a teaspoon of and then have nothing to do with the rest of it. The book had 10 different categories of recipes. Everything from breakfast, to salads, meat, and pies. And on many of the pages there are short stories by Leid and other Amish contributors explaining their personal connections to the recipe. I really enjoy the short stories, because many of my special memories in life have recipes or foods attached to them. And when I cook that recipe, the memory gets a little sweeter. 

Do you have any recipes that bring back special memories when you make or eat them? 


I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for my review of it.


  1. We got a spaghetti squash this week too! Not sure if I've ever actually cooked before, ha!

  2. I just ate spaghetti squash for the first time a few weeks ago & LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVED it! I need to learn to make it myself so I can have that goodness anytime I want.