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CSA Saturday: Week 7

I must have hit the CSA jackpot this week!  Single shares are only supposed to have five items per week but I got 8.  Plus, it was a fruit week, so I received 2 pints of blueberries!

Green Leaf Lettuce, Pickling Cucumbers, Pattypan Squash, Fava Beans, Bok Choy, Beet Greens, Corn, Carrots & Blueberries

Once again, the cucumbers and squash are wasted on me, but I will find them a good home.  I found an interesting recipe for the bok choy that I think I might try, Hot-and-Sour Peanutty Noodles with Bok Choy.  I love noodles with peanut sauce, so hopefully this is a winner.

The fava beans were a bonus this week.  As I was putting all of my items in my bag, a woman who works at the farm asked if I would like some fava beans…don’t mind if I do!  Since I received corn this week, I was thinking of combining that with the fava beans to make a succotash.  YUM!  I only received one ear of corn with my single share, so I picked up 5 more before leaving. :)

I still have a few white carrots left from last week, so I will probably roast those up with the carrots from this week.  I’m interested to taste them side by side to see the difference.  Then there are the beet greens…I have so many beet greens!  I still have all of the greens saved from the beets I received in the past two weeks.  I think I’m just going to throw them in my smoothies.

And last but certainly not least, the blueberries.  They are plump and oh so sweet.  We ate half a pint as soon as I got home with the basket.  They are just so good to snack on.  I wanted to make blueberry pancakes this morning, but we don’t have some ingredients.  Oh well, more snacks for me!

Speaking of blueberries, the blueberries in my yard have begun to rippen and we picked our first bowl this week.  They were a little tart, but still very tasty.  Some of my sun gold tomatoes were also ready for picking.  These are by far my favorite tomato…they are so sweet and delicious!  I simply added them to a tomato mozzarella salad.

Blueberries and Sun Gold Tomatoes from MY Garden!

This week has been full of fantastic meals from my CSA baskets.  If you missed it, check out the Fish Tacos I made this week.  The CSA is such a great way to eat healthy foods and also support your local farms..I hope you will seek out a program in your area.

 

One Response to CSA Saturday: Week 7

  1. […] Last week I mentioned that I was going to try some peanutty noodles with the bok choy I had.  I wasn’t in a noodle mood, so I found this recipe for stir fry with peanut sauce over rice and it was really good!  I used chicken, bok choy, red bell pepper, onions and carrots in the stir fry and added some red chili flakes to the sauce for heat.  I also added some lime juice for a little tang because peanut sauces can be a little heavy, then served everything over short grain brown rice.  It was really good, but only if you’re a peanut fan.  Barry didn’t even go near it…more for me!  Sadly, I was so hungry that I forgot to take a picture. […]

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