Saturday, August 7, 2010

CSA Booty - Week 12

Be sure to check out Use Your Booty: Show Your CSA Box Who's Boss for ideas about how to manage your CSA vegetables.

In this week's share I picked up:
  • 9 ears of corn
  • 3 zucchini
  • 1 head of cabbage
  • 1 cucumber
  • A lotta tomatoes
  • A whole mess of Anaheim chile peppers (I used three of my choices to make sure I got enough for us for dinner)
  • 5 jalapenos
  • I had more options in "pick your own" but didn't have time, so I had to pass on some flowers and greens. Boo.
So here's what I think I'm doing with these items:
  • We've already eaten half the corn - steamed with butter. Yum.
  • I stuffed the Anaheims with Monterey jack and some thinly sliced onions. We ate them last night with the corn.
  • The cabbage could become sauerkraut but is more likely to become a slaw.
  • I think I'll make fritters with the zucchini and pickle some of the rest.
  • I'm have to make this tomato rarebit to test for Food52 and plan on using the great heirlooms I picked up.
  • I'll turn the plum tomatoes I got into a simple pasta sauce.
So how'd I do with last week's haul? Here's what we ate from the CSA last week:
  • I made a green lasagna with the amaranth, kale and onions
  • We made a super delicious stack of BLTs - my bacon comes from North Country Smokehouse, it's amazingly smoky and really makes the dish.
  • We enjoyed a lovely plate of green pasta with tomato sauce and burrata.
  • I am confident that I have a stash of leftover vegetables waiting in the fridge that I'll need to address later today.
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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