Eating My CSA

Using the vegetables from my CSA share

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Archive for May, 2011

First Share – A Red Letter Day!

This is the day I wait for every spring. The day we receive our first CSA share! And I am happy to say, I am not disappointed in the least!

Here is a list of what we received today.

  • Mushrooms
  • Green leaf lettuce
  • Red romaine lettuce
  • Baby greens
  • Kale
  • Radishes
  • Onions
  • Rhubarb
  • Mint

Of course, we’ve already used a couple of things. We used half of the mushrooms in Cavatappi with Wild Mushrooms, It’s a recipe from The Classic Pasta Cookbook by Giuliana Hazan that’s one of our favorites. Before dinner we had a mint julep with farm fresh mint, and of course a big salad with radishes, onions and lettuce.

I’ll report on what we do with the rest of our share later in the week.

First Day of the Farmers Market

Today, aside from being Mother’s day, is the first day of the Greenbelt Farmer’s Market. Since our CSA doesn’t start until Thursday, May 19, I bought some greens and onions to get us by until then.

In addition, I was treated by my honey to a lovely Mother’s day brunch in Bethesda at my favorite eatery, the Mussel Bar. Wouldn’t you know,  there was a farmers market – the Central Bethesda Farmers Market – on Elm Street, just adjacent to the the Mussel Bar. We walked down the row of booths and found some good local cheese (Stonyman Gourmet Farmer) and some salami that was cured locally. The cheese will go good with my husband’s charcuterie efforts, so we are all set.

I am so looking forward to having a big salad tonight with greens that don’t taste like chemicals. And only 11 days until our share deliveries start. Always a red letter day!