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Caponata (eggplant) recipe

Caponata     Caponata is a classic Sicilian eggplant dish, somewhat like a sweet and sour version of ratatouille. If you haven’t done much cooking with eggplant before, be aware that it absorbs both flavors and oil – you may need to add additional olive oil (or water) if your pan starts to look dry before you add the tomatoes. This recipe also benefits from being made ahead of time and sitting f
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tomato salad in bowl

Tomato season is here!

Tomato season is here! Yahoo!!! Tomato season is here! We asked for recipes using CSA vegetables, and you answered. Here are the first two recipes, courtesy of CSA member Dawn Beckman. Got a great CSA-focused recipe? Send it (with photo is best, if possible) to farm@hampshire.edu. Can’t wait to hear what you’re cooking up!   Tomato Salad (vegan, gluten-free)   Ingredients 1 quart of cherry tomat
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First harvests coming in

All of our hard work is starting to pay off, with the first harvests coming in! This year we are doing some experimental cucumber and melon trials for Johnny’s Seeds, so we’ve been taste testing ripe cucumbers like there’s no tomorrow. Peppers are starting to ripen, and tomatoes won’t be too far behind. And, of course, there are plenty of flowers and herbs for veggie CSA members in the pick yo
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Roasted broccoli/Romesco sauce mix and match

Today's post is a mix and match in multiple ways. There are two recipes that can be eaten together or separately, which seems fitting for a post on two different aspects of fall vegetables. The broccoli carries with it the hint of cooler weather, while the Romesco sauce uses the last of the late summer produce--roasted red peppers and Roma tomatoes.
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The President’s Gazpacho!

We're delighted to welcome Hampshire President Jonathan Lash to the blog with our very first guest post. President Lash has offered us his gazpacho recipe so that we can continue to enjoy these last brief weeks of tomato season.
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Deborah Madison’s Eggplant Gratin; and Vegetable Literacy giveaway!

I wanted to start with something exciting happening in our very valley next week. The wonderful chef and writer Deborah Madison is going to be at the Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley next Wednesday, September 18, for a discussion and book signing of her gorgeous new book, Vegetable Literacy.
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Tomato Season

Greetings, and Welcome to Hampshire’s new CSA blog! I’m a longtime writer, gardener and (vegetarian) home cook, and I’m excited to share stories and recipes with you as the CSA moves week to week, from the bounty of late summer to the onset of winter.
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