Tuesday, June 7, 2011

More Veggies... The Wades Didn't Want It (DWI) Box

My mom really wants to support local farmers so she joined 2 different CSAs this summer for 1/2 shares at each one:  Delvin Farms and Flying S Farms.  But, while she likes some of the veggies she gets in these shares, she doesn't like all of them.  Cayne told her that he would eat anything they didn't want so now we have a weekly addition to our CSA share-- her rejects!  So, she's calling those veggies The Wades Didn't Want It Box...our DWI Box.  This week we got romaine, kale, garlic scapes, baby squash, sugar peas, blonde peas, chard, and garlic in our DWI box.  This adds to my weekly challenge of cooking all these great vegetables...but I'm up for it!

We did pretty good this week using up ALL our veggies except the 2 bunches of romaine lettuce, 2 bunches of kale, and a garlic bulb.  Luckily, the greens still look great so if I use them in the next couple of days they'll still be good and the garlic will last for a while, I'm sure.   I can't believe we went the whole week without a single salad though!  Still, that's a lot of  left over lettuce...and we pick up our new CSA box tomorrow!  I've got to get cracking....or freezing!  Luckily, Delvin Farms is offering their shareholders a canning and freezing class so mom and I are signed up to take it on June 18th.

Here's how we used up all the veggies (and a little of our meat CSA) this week:
  • Chicken Curry Dinner:  cauliflower and swiss chard (aka:  silverbeet to you Kiwis)
  • Chicken and Veggie Casserole:  squash, carrots, spring onions, and broccoli
  • Pork Stir Fry:  pork (from the meat CSA), spring onions, bok choy, carrots, garlic scapes, garlic, sugar peas
  • Frozen Peas (to use later in the year):  Blonde peas 
  • Chicken Tikka Masala:  spring onions, squash, garlic scapes, English peas, red and yellow chard
  • Strawberry Tea Bread:  strawberries (we ate most of strawberries fresh though)

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