Zucchini & Yellow Squash
Zucchini & Yellow Squash
Unfortunately, I do not have a photo to share for this week’s CSA bounty. As soon as I received the “In the Bag” email from Potomac Vegetable Farm, telling me what fabulous vegetables we would receive in this week’s share, I went to work trying to figure out what to make for dinner last night. I waited as patiently as I possibly could for my husband to come home with our veggies, however he came home later than usual, so we had to get cooking, which left no time for a photo. Oh well, I guess the photos of the recipes I make this week will have to be enough.
Here’s what was “In the Bag”:
I am not exactly sure the exact varieties of the above mentioned vegetables, but I’m going to see if I can find out.
To supplement my Potomac Vegetable Farm CSA share, I ordered the following from Star Hollow Farm’s online CSA:
Her’s a list of what I have done with these vegetables:
Last night I made Mexican Pizza with zucchini, onions, and garlic curls (check back soon for the recipe) and a simple salad with red leaf lettuce, sweet peas (removed the peas from the shells, as they were a little tough), cherry tomatoes (from Star Hollow Farm), and a lime vinaigrette (check back soon for the recipe). This was my first time making Mexican Pizza – it was quite yummy!
Week 2 is here! And guess what, I got more greens. The combination of work travel and a busy social schedule this week is going to make it challenging to use everything. I guess I’ll just have to be creative!
Here’s what as “in the bag”: garlic curls, cabbage, collards, swiss chard, zucchini, 2 heads of lettuce and lots of parsely.
I’m not quite sure what I’ll be making with all of this, but this is what I’ve done in the past with some of these veggies:
Well, it’s finally here! The Licking Creek Bend CSA. This is my first time with the spring CSA, and it turns out you DO get a lot of greens. But I also got a nice basil plant that is doing well in my garden. I also got a bunch of garlic scapes, which I’ve never tried before, but adored. I made white bean and garlic scape dip (5 ingredients – a can of white beans, scapes, olive oil, salt and pepper!) and roased scapes along with my roast chicken.
Here’s the bounty:
Potomac Vegetable Farms’ summer CSA has finally started! Hooray for delicious vegetables. My husband and I signed up for the Regular share (feeds 4 or 2 people who eat a lot of veggies). Every week PVF includes a description and photo of the contents of our share. While I pride myself in being an experienced CSA member, I must admit that I had a hard time identifying the broccoli raab – it looks so much different than the grocery store variety.
Here’s what we got “in our bag”:
Sugar snap peas
With all these greens, it’s been challenging trying to figure out how to use everything. Here’s my plan…I will definitely make lots of simple green and white salads with the lettuce, raw salad turnips, and snap peas. This evening I’m going to make a simple Italian stir-fry (broccoli raab, onions, garlic, drizzled with balsamic cream vinegar and served over couscous). Tomorrow I’ll probably make a pasta with a garlic chickpea sauce, sauteed garlic curls and endive, with a beet salad on the side, and grilled sausage.
I definitely went over board this time. I must have been really hungry when I made this purchase, because in addition to ordering the harvest box, I also ordered quite a few other things:
CSA Harvest Box
CSA A La Carte items
I just placed my order for the week. Looking forward to a weekend of cooking!
|1CSA2|| 1 CSA Harvest box
|1V4Pcu07-NO||2 ENGLISH Cucumbers||$1.80/each||$3.60|
|1V4Ppe03|| 1/2 lb SUGAR SNAP Peas
|1V4Pto1st07-NO|| 1 lb YELLOW Hothouse Tomatoes
|1V4Psc02-NO|| 1 bun Scallions
|1V3OGch07||1 bun RED Swiss Chard||$3.00/each||$3.00|
|2Msh03-NO||1/4 lb FARM-GROWN Shiitakes||$3.25/each||$3.25|
|3F1Bst04-NO||1 QUART of Strawberries||$5.50/each||$5.50|
This week I decided to opt out of Star Hollow Farm’s CSA Harvest Box and create my own. I love all the amazing late spring greens, so I ordered lettuce mix, curly kale, stir-fry greens and mixed chard. I also ordered portabella mushrooms, Tuscarora radishes, Austrian fingerling potatoes, asparagus, english cucumbers, hothouse tomatoes, and eggs. I am looking forward to making grilled portabella mushroom burgers, asparagus, and salad; sandwiches with cream cheese, radishes, cucumbers, tomatoes and greens; and a few Indian dishes with potatoes, kale and chard. I may have gone a bit overboard with my order (I was quite excited and eager to cook when I filled out my rather large order for 2 people). This week will be a challenge, but I’m looking forward to it.
Stir-Fry Greens Mix (6 oz)
Mixed Swiss Chard (6 oz)
Green Curly Kale (1 bun)
Tuscarora Radishes (1 bun)
Portabella Mushrooms (1 lb)
Hothouse Tomatoes (2 lb)
English Cucumber (3)
Austrian Fingerling Potatoes (1 lb)
Windmill Meadows Free Range Eggs (1 dozen)
apples, bibb lettuce, carrots, chives, claytonia, dill, fingerling potatoes, garlic greens, gold carrots, golden delicious, granny smith, honey crisp, mesculin greens, mizuna, parsnips, purple carrots, star hollow farm, yellow carrots
Spring is here! While most CSA subscribers in the region do not start receiving their weekly bounty until the beginning of June, Star Hollow Farm started this weekend. As a Star Hollow Farm CSA member, every Wednesday from the beginning of April through end of December I will be able to order a weekly CSA harvest box and additional a la carte items (produce and dairy).
Here’s what was in my April 3, 2010 harvest box:
Baby Mizuna (a variety of Japanese mustard, usually served raw in salad mix)
Claytonia (aka miner’s lettuce that grows wild in California, usually served raw in a salad)
Mixed Carrots (yellow, orange and purple varieties)
Granny Smith, Golden Delicious & Honey Crisp Apples
I also ordered: