Thursday, July 7, 2011

CSA, Week 8 and Week 9

I didn't get last week's CSA details posted so this week I'll show what we've received and what we've been cooking the past couple weeks.
Week 8 CSA Share
Week 8: 

  • cucumber
  • eggplant
  • purple bell pepper
  • purple cabbage
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 3 yellow squash
  • 4 ears sweet corn
  • onion
  • 1 pint blackberries
  • 2 pints blueberries (fruitlovers)

Week 9 CSA Share
Week 9:  

  • cucumber
  • 3 red potatoes
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 4 yellow squash
  • eggplant
  • green bell pepper
  • lettuce
  • onion
  • green beans
  • purple cabbage
  • pint blueberries
  • 2 pints blackberries (fruitlovers)

Here's how we used the Week 7 and Week 8 shares:

  • oven "fried" chicken (Cayne had to cut our whole chicken into pieces for this one):  chicken from our meat CSA, corn on the cob (on the side) 

  • fried green tomatoes:  green tomatoes (these were delicious...neither Cayne nor I had ever had them before!)

  • Rolled Stuffed Eggplant (we made this twice because it was so good) -- from The Joy of Cooking:  eggplant
  • Pasta Primavera:  tomato, squash, zucchini, onion, carrots, kohlrabi, green bell pepper, purple bell pepper
  • Cabbage salad (From Asparagus to Zucchini Cookbook):  cabbage
  • hamburgers:  ground beef from the meat CSA, tomatoes, lettuce from our garden, onion, corn on the cob (on the side)
  • sandwiches:  tomatoes, lettuce from our garden
  • mozzarella stuffed sausage meatballs:  ground hot sausage from our meat CSA
  • tacos:  ground beef from our meat CSA, onion, tomato (BTW, Trader Joe's taco seasoning is the absolute best taco seasoning you can buy...and their taco shells are great too)
  • lasagna:  ground hot sausage from our meat CSA, ground beef from our meat CSA, (squash and zucchini in one of the lasagna pans I froze)

  • Coffee/Crumb cake:  blueberries
  • vanilla almond fruit tart:  blueberries and blackberries
  • babyfood:  yellow squash, zucchini, and pattypan squash
  • I also froze some chard and kale using my Foodsaver
We still need to use the potatoes, onion, cucumber, and a few of the berries from last week but we did a pretty good job making a dent in that box.  We also have 2 heads of green cabbage and lots of tomatoes from our DWI box to use up.  Time for some BLTs and some tomato/basil/mozzarella salads!  I also need to make a new batch of pickles using the cucumbers from the past couple weeks.

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