Eating My CSA

Using the vegetables from my CSA share

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Sunchokes

These are what sunchokes look like

These are what sunchokes look like

Yes, today Adam offered a few extras for us, and one of the choices was sunchokes. Sunchokes are a tuber vegetable that is good cooked with potatoes. It has a sweet, kind of nutty taste. My husband has bought them at the farmer’s market in DC, and we’ve made a sunchoke potato gratin out of it. (click on the link for a recipe.) If you all come up with another way of using sunchokes, post them here so we might share the wealth of knowledge!

Here is the rest of today’s bounty.

  • Corn
  • Okra
  • Tomatoes
  • Onion
  • Zucchini
  • Eggplant
  • Carrots
  • Peppers
  • Cucumbers

Happy eating!

What the heck is Kohlrabi?

Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi

Greetings, fellow CSAers! This week we received kohlrabi. I haven’t had it in years, so it will be a challenge  to figure out what to do with it. Farmer Adam says it’s good chopped up in salad and tastes like a sweet radish. I’ll have to try it! Here’s the rest of our share:

  • Kohlrabi
  • Beets
  • Cabbage
  • Tomatoes (first of the season – yum!)
  • Carrots
  • Red Onions
  • Garlic
  • Fennel (last of the season)
  • Herb of some sort – Adam says it’s good with mint in iced tea. Adam? Care to chime in?

I know I have been neglectful of the blog as of late . . .my apologies. I’ll still continue to post what we get, and any pertinent recipes. In the mean time, keep enjoying those good, locally grown, fresh veggies!

Salad Days

Dorothy and 6/6 share

Dorothy and 6/6 share

Another week of wonderful veggies . . .the lettuce has started to come in full force. Here is this week’s share:

  • sugar snap peas
  • mushrooms
  • fennell
  • scallions
  • garlic scapes
  • Lettuce – more boston bibb and another variety
  • bok choy

And the pooch in the picture is our dog, Dorothy, who has to be involved in all things food in our house.

We have fennel!

 

The bounty continues. . .

The bounty continues. . .

This week, we received two small heads of fennel. This is one of the veggies that I have had trouble using in the past, so it will be a challenge  to figure out what to do with it. Here is our take for this week:

 

  • Strawberries – 1 quart
  • Radishes – 1 large bunch
  • Bok choy – 1 head
  • Dill – 1 bunch
  • Snow peas – 1 pt.
  • Green Garlic – 1 head
  • Fennel – 2 small bulbs
  • Boston Lettuce – 1 head
  • Shitake mushrooms – about 1 pt

We did well last week – I only have lettuce and mushrooms left over. Hopefully this week will be as successful! Watch for recipes . . . .

The first share – always a red letter day!

 

Look at all the veggies from our first share!

Look at all the veggies from our first share!

On Saturday, we received our first share of vegetables from Barr Farms. Below is a list of our haul . . .

 

  • Strawberries – 1 quart
  • Green Garlic – 2 cloves
  • Shitake Mushrooms – about 1 pt
  • Bok Choy – 1 head
  • Boston Bibb lettuce – 1 head
  • Arugala – 1 bag
  • Mixed baby greens (beet and collard) – 1 bag

We also purchased one pound of honey from another farmer at the market. 

I like having the pickup on Saturday. Our previous farmer offered pickup on Wednesdays, which is smack dab in the middle of the work week. Usually at that point I have no energy to be creative with the veggies. By picking up the share on Saturdays, I can spend some time planning on what to do with them!

Yesterday, we made the filling for Rolled Chicken Sandwiches with Arugula and Parsley Aioli. It will be a nice feature for lunch during the week.

This morning, we made omelettes with shitake mushrooms and green garlic from the farm. I sauteed the mushrooms and garlic in olive oil before putting them in the omelette.