Wednesday, June 22, 2011

CSA, Week 7

This week's CSA share included:
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 yellow squash
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cucumbers
  • swiss chard (silverbeet)
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 4 ears corn
  • bunch of beets
  • bunch of red potatoes
  • bunch of carrots
  • 1 pint blueberries (fruitlover's share)
  • 1 pint blackberries (fruitlover's share)
And from the "free" box I picked up:
  • 1 eggplant
  • 3 green tomatoes
  • 1 kohlrabi
Here's how we used our veggies in the past week:

  • Coleslaw:  cabbage, spring onions
  • Pasta Primavera:  zucchini, summer squash, red onion, carrots, cherry tomatoes

  • Veggie Stir Fry:  Bok Choy, carrots, yellow squash, zucchini, sugar peas, kohlrabi
  • Blackberry Cobbler:  blackberries
  • Bumbleberry Cobbler:  blackberries and blueberries
  • Refrigerator Pickles:  cucumbers
  • Green Bean Dinner:  green beans, onion, and CSA cubed ham

From our CSA box last week, we still have one small bunch of yukina savoy to cook.  From the DWI box, we still have lots and lots of squash, a couple zucchini, kale, chard, some blue potatoes, and 2 tomatoes.  Granted, we haven't eaten the coleslaw or marinated beets yet (they had to chill overnight and then we didn't eat them yesterday...meaning we'll try them tonight) but I think we did a pretty good job getting through most of the veggies and all of the fruit this week.  My goal for the upcoming week is to start freezing some of the greens to use in roasts and stews this winter, start freezing some of the squash/zucchini, and introduce Ethan to zucchini.


  1. Yum! There's a recipe for no-canning blueberry jam in the current issue of Real Simple that I am thinking about trying. Not sure how long it keeps in the fridge, but worth a try for sure.

  2. Don't forget to blanch them before freezing. For spinach or silverbeet just plunge into the boiling water for 10 sec straight out and into the ice water.Freeze in layers. Great for layering in your Lasagna. Do not let anyone tell you it doesn't freeze well it is fabulous - anyone for Eggs Benedict with Bacon and Spinach YUM - MA xx