Thursday, July 4, 2013

The Great CSA Experiment: Playing Catch-up

I'm just a little behind--all this cooking has left me with less time to blog about it. Anyway, here's the quick summary:

Week 4

  • one head of butter lettuce--salads
  • snow peas--stir-fried with ginger and soy (or, in our case, coconut aminos); some kept for later next week in a vegetable curry
  • mustard greens and collards--cooked Greek-style with rice, lemon and cilantro (swapped for dill)
  • spring onions and kohlrabi and red potatoes--baked into scalloped potatoes and kohlrabi with ham as soon as the oven gets fixed
  • garlic scapes--went into the casserole with the potatoes and kohlrabi
  • 1 head of broccoli--steamed and served with a fennel and lemon dressing with spaghetti

Week 5

  • a bag of English peas and a bunch of mini red onions--braised with marjoram as a side dish
  • half a head of cauliflower, half of a quart of red potatoes and the remainder of the previous week's snow peas made a nice curry side dish to accompany tandoori chicken
  • the rest of the cauliflower went into a Thai curry with turmeric
  • one head of broccoli was steamed as last week
  • a second head of broccoli (this must have been cruciferous vegetable week) was cooked with an entire bunch of garlic scapes and made into soup for the freezer

Week 6

  • one head of red leaf lettuce--salads
  • one bunch of garlic scapes (again???) and a head of broccoli--more soup for the freezer
  • 3 yellow squash--made into pancakes with eggs and cheese, which Johanna just gobbled up. Winner!
  • 2 bunches tatsoi (one in the box, one taken from the swap box in exchange for a bunch of beets)--wilted with a Japanese-style onion, sesame, and tamari dressing to accompany Thai-style fried rice with shrimp. Yep, folks, I'm trying to reintroduce soy this week. Fingers crossed!
  • 3 sweet onions--went into the salads and soup
  • one bunch of carrots--eaten raw
At the end of this stretch, I still have some red potatoes left, but that's it. The only item tossed out so far has been the frisee. Week 7 is almost over, but I'll save that for next time.

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