Seventh CSA box

I'm not entirely sure what came in the box this week and what was left from last week, but here's the veggies we need to use up this week:lots of potatoes, both new potatoes and Yukon Goldbasil (pesto, here I come!)broccolizucchini yellow squashdill leeksbeetskaleHere are some things I'm thinking of to use it all up: pesto, potato leek soup, kale chips, roast chicken and potatoes, potato curry, hopefully something that makes beets not taste weird. … [Read more...]

Sixth CSA box

OMG. So many vegetables. And spending a week with my sisters (new vocabulary!). OMG. Our friends were out of town this week (and will be next, too) so we got the entire box. Vegetable overload.In the box:carrotspotatoesleekslettucepurple cabbageonionsparsleychard beetszucchiniyellow squashI'll be needing to do some canning/freezing. A post on that will be coming next week, but does anyone have any favorite recipes for freezing/canning to share? … [Read more...]

Fifth CSA box

We got fennel again. I wasn't stumped this time. :-)We also received:carrotscilantrodillcabbagebeetsgreen onionsdinosaur kalegreen beansbroccolipotatoeszucchiniThere was so much food this time that the couple we're splitting with called to make sure we'd picked up our half already-the box was still so full!I am definitely going to make this recipe for herbed cream cheese. I do know what else to do with so much more dill.Herbed Cream Cheese SpreadNecessary ingredients … [Read more...]

Fourth CSA box

Yesterday, Aki and I ended up wandering through the downtown farmer's market after some Salvation Army shopping and before a beer at Brit's. I love, love, love the farmer's market. And miss not going so often now that we're doing the csa. But the advantage of the csa is in forcing me to eat more vegetables and different ones than I would normally buy.This week we got a mystery plant:It's like a celery stalk with dill leaves growing out of a white bulb. I was bumfuzzled. After cutting it in half … [Read more...]

Second CSA box

We got blueberries this week! I've already eaten an entire pint, but there's at least 4 more in the fridge! We also got: kale, bok choy, green onions, parsley, beets, and lots of lettuce. Bok Choy1. Very low in calories2. Good source of Vitamins A and C and the B complex vitamins.3. To store, wrap in a damp towel and place in a plastic bag for one week. Leaves wilt if they dry out.4. The whole plant can be used. However you choose to cook bok choy, be careful to cook the leaves … [Read more...]