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Big news around here! We made a Facebook page where you can get even more food goodness from Made From Scratch. So come on over and like us on Facebook!

More exciting news, I’m going to Belgium at the end of the week! I will be eating chocolate and waffles and drinking beer for the next week. Look for a recap once I return!

Now let’s get down to business. This week’s pickup was a perfect early Fall share. String beans and broccoli were two things I contemplated picking up at the farmers market but didn’t since I was going to be away I didn’t get any so I was very happy to see them. Plus 2 heads of lettuce and 2 hot peppers, great week!

This week’s share:
1 bunch Cilantro
1 bunch mixed Beets
1 head Broccoli
1 head Green Romaine
1 head Red Boston
2 Hot Chili Peppers
1 lb. String Beans
1 Acorn Squash


I whipped up a batch of corn soup using a whole bunch of CSA and farmers market veggies. I made it with a pint of cherry tomatoes which I ran through the food mill, 2 ears of corn, scallions, garlic and a chili pepper. I sautéed it all together, then added chicken stock and simmered for a bit. I pureed it, returned it to the heat and added a splash of cream and a handful of cilantro. The last corn soup I made as way too sweet for my tastes but this was just perfect. I ate 2 bowls for dinner.