Wednesday, May 25, 2011

It begins again

This blog, yes, has been inactive. But starting today, it will serve as a weekly record of what we got from our CSA each week (we split a family share, but we will mostly be describing our half of that share) and what we did with it.  Our first pick-up of the year was May 21, and we got:
  • 1 lb spinach 
  • 1/2 lb arugula
  • 1 bunch radishes
  • 1 quart pick your own strawberries
  • 1/2 pint PYO snap peas
The snap peas were fairly picked over when we got there, so they weren't as nice and large as one would like. Therefore, we have to use frozen peas for our vegetarian spaghetti carbonara (with egg, and also shiitake mushrooms from the farmer's market, but without bacon). With our produce, we made:

  • Arugula and strawberry salad with goat cheese, hazelnuts, and balsamic vinaigrette
  • Spinach salad for lunches. Specifically, Mo's favorite salad with feta and cranberries
  • Bibb lettuce salad (from the store) with sliced radishes, feta, and lemony vinaigrette
Clearly, it's salad season. But overall, a good way to start another year of our CSA harvest. I should also note that we are still using last year's ingredients. For example, this week we had pumpkin-chipotle soup with pumpkin we cooked, pureed, and froze last fall.

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