From Soil to City

Category: Cooking Tip


Local Roots CSA is more than just food, it’s a lifestyle. Our community is always striving to find ways to live and eat sustainably. One easy practice in order to cook in a more sustainable way is to save your

Yogi Foods: Enhance Your Yoga Practice With Your Local Foods

Maintaining a regular yoga practice is a great way to stay flexible, strong and focused. Ever wonder if you could enhance or compliment your practice with the food you eat? You can! While eating fresh, local fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, whole

How To Use the Most Nutritious Food: Bee Pollen

Stated as the most nutritious food we can eat by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, bee pollen contains vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, lipids, and protein. It’s said to boost energy, extend life span, fights allergies and possibly even cancer, and relieves

Roasted Apples and Root Vegetables Recipe

Get creative with your bounty of fresh, local apples this winter! This local New York fruit can be quite versatile in the kitchen; from apple butters and sauce, to making chips or crisp. Below is a visual recipe for Roasted Apples

Making Som Tam with Local Produce

The first time I tried som tam was on my fifth day in Thailand. I was confused by this spicy, sour, salty dish– was I eating some kind of rice noodle? Vegetable? What were these dry shrimp? How was this

Creative Plating Ideas for Your Next Dinner Party

With the rise in popularity of people artistically expressing themselves as amateur chefs with dinner plates and bowls as their canvas, a dinner party is ripe with elaborately plated meals. You might think that with all of this creativity at

How to Fold Wonton Dumplings

During the first week of our winter CSA, a friend suggested to our group of friends, that instead of going out, we make dumpling soup. The idea was promising for a cold Saturday night, but I had never wrapped dumplings

Building your NYC Cheeseboard

By Serena Tang, Local Roots NYC cheese sage Cheese is popular. Cheese is fun. Cheese is delicious. But if you don’t live in Europe and don’t work with cheese, you’re probably daunted by the amount, variety, and hoity-toityness of the

DIY Natural Cleaning Tips

By Katherine Oakes via Modernize Some of the most versatile and durable cleaners aren’t found on the shelves of your grocery store’s cleaning aisle—they’re found in your pantry. The majority of what you need to disinfect and effectively scrub down

A Vegetarian Thanksgiving, Part 3: Going turkey-less

There are tons of veggie “turkey” alternatives out there and tons of opinions on them. I have tried many of them and have found some to be better than others. When I was a newer vegetarian, it was really nice