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Eating through our CSA: Week 5

This week I did not get a snap-shot of our CSA box before we dug in, though I can tell you (of what I remember) that we got. We've been keeping up really well with it, and other than the sugar snap peas not being as delicious as they were last year, the produce has been spectacular (and it's REAL...any Seinfeld fans out there? ;)
In our box this week was: romaine lettuce, curly kale, sugar snap peas, carrots, beets, baby bok Choi, Napa cabbage, peppermint, hyssop, scallions, spinach, garlic scrapes...and probably other things :)
  • We've already cooked up all our spinach & onions into little baby quiches (very similar looking), that make the perfect little warm breakfast. I usually can get about 16 in a batch done.
  • Lettuce is chopped and we have been shelling those peas (and a store cuc.) for a daily side salad. Normally we would eat sugar snap, pod and all, but this year the pods have been a little on the weird side, so we shell and top our salads with the insides.
  • The carrots we 1/2 ate raw, and 1/2 cut up, steamed, and put into a favorite quinoa, Alfredo, pea + carrot pasta dish. Shared with friends!
  • Beets we gave 100% to the family we share the box with (we split everything 50/50, but they got all the beets). They love em', we can't stand em. We tried last year. Dirt, people!
  • I intend to create some sort of Asian salad with shredded Napa + the leafy tops of the baby bok choi. Ginger dressing.
  • Kale might just get blanched this week and saved for a later date. We're still going through our bag of kale chips.
  • Garlic scrapes are large and thick, but milder than regular garlic. I intend to make a Giada-inspired crostini with chevre rolled into dried herbs, so I think I'll chop up the garlic scrapes and mix it in the oil for the bread. Why not!
  • Herbs get dried in my dehydrator, ground up (here's a good how-to), and saved for a later date....when I can think of something for hyssop!
What have you been making with your CSA produce, Farmers' Market produce, or lovely garden gatherings?


kylee said…
LOVE the quiche idea, as well as the excellent tip on drying/grinding your own herbs. I don't know why I've never thought of that before!
Meg said…
We're eating those yummy beets tonight, sister!! :)
Liz said…
What a great list! I so so so love our CSA but often feel overwhelmed by the bounty we bring home each week. I'm curious, do you plan as you go or do you sit down and organize it all at one time? I'm blogging about our CSA experiences too and will share recipes & plans as I go along as well. :-)
oobbles said…
I agree on the peas. The shells are really tough. I hope the regular csa people get beets this week.
Our kale just got cooked today and mixed with tahini and soysauce! Yum.

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