Saturday, July 31, 2010

CSA Booty - Week 11

If you're just stopping by - be sure to check out Use Your Booty: Show Your CSA Box Who's Boss for ideas about how to manage your CSA vegetables.

This week's share was made up of:
  • 1 bunch Swiss chard
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 bunch amaranth
  • 1 bunch of broccoli
  • 2 boxes of onions (one yellow, one red)
  • Lots of tomatoes: big red beefsteak types, plum tomatoes and cherry tomatoes
  • I cut a big bunch of parsley
  • I cut 6 beautiful zinnias
So here's what I think I'm doing with these items:
  • The Swiss chard will be sautéed down and dressed with olive oil, lemon and chili flakes and served on bruschetta and/or wrapped in prosciutto (thank you, Alice Waters for the prosciutto idea)
  • I am in a pasta-making mood, and this gorgeous lasagna on my friend Jane's blog has spurred me to act: lasagna verde, made with amaranth (in the pasta and filling) and kale (filling)
  • BLTs are in my future, methinks
  • I think I'll make a batch of oven-roasted tomato sauce with some more of the tomatoes
  • The parsley is the main ingredient in salsa verde and I think I'll make a batch to sauce something grilled
  • The broccoli is probably going into a pasta salad with some tomatoes and herbs
So how'd I do with last week's haul? Here's what we ate from the CSA last week:
This Summer, I am chronicling my first CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) experience. My CSA share is from Arrowhead Farm, a farm based in Newburyport, MA. Each week, I am posting about what was in my share and what I'm doing with it. By way of full disclosure, I won my share through a raffle and am not paying for it. However, Arrowhead did not know I was entered in the raffle, and I received no special consideration because of this blog. I paid for my livestock share.

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