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Aimee Blessed Momma to 4 amazing boys, P ~ 9 H ~ 7 J ~ 4 and B ~ 1. Happily married to D Living my almost dream life on an urban homestead, hoping for our forever land to find us soon!
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this week (today) we are getting
Yukon Gold Potatoes
D'anjou Red Pears
Green Bell Peppers
D'anjou Red Pears
Red Leaf Lettuce
apples and pears are listed twice becuz i swapped them for two of teh other items, i think one of them was thyme, i can't remember what the other two were (the jewel yams are from swapping one other item too). So its a pretty basic week, no overly interesting items :P lol, but sometimes they are wierd things like celery root or collard greens (probably not wierd to some of you lol, but new to me ).
if you do meat, you could make a nice beef stew with those carrots, onions, and potatoes.
or you could saute the onions, carrots, and potatoes until the potatoes are cooked most of the way. Then add chopped tomatoes and maybe peppers. then add a cup of stock. bring the stock to a boil and then add a cup of couscous. cover tightly and turn off the heat. let sit for 15 minutes and then eat.
also, you could do baked pears or apples.
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I can't wait for CSA season to start. Sigh.
Ours doesn't start until June either - I'm debating whether to join, or to just keep buying at the co-op and the farmer's market when that gets going. Aside from price saving - what are the advantages? (and what if I get a boatload of some veggie that no one likes?? )
- It got us to try tons of things I wouldn't normally have bought. I had no idea what to do with turnips... turns out they're good shredded in a salad. Same with bok choi and several other items. With a little help from the Internet I was able to find tasty ways to prepare everything.
- It got us eating a lot more veggies. Having them already in the fridge meant I had to use them or I'd be wasting $$.
- The veggies were super-fresh. I don't usually get to the farmer's market so these were way better then what I could get at the grocery store.
"CSA is the acronym for Community Supported Agriculture, a grass roots movement to bring consumers into a closer relationship to their food production. Become a member of our CSA program to receive a weekly food box full of delicious, seasonal produce."
this was a quote from a community supported agriculture website. sounds awesome, huh????
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Here's a quick, yummy way I use apples and/or pears for dessert:
Chop fruit and saute in coconut oil or butter until soft and brown.
Dish up and serve topped with shredded coconut and fresh cream.
It is super-good!
So, tomorrow we're getting the following and I'd love to get some ideas too:
Red Russian Kale
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I'm hoping to keep it going year-round, but wasn't able to join the spring share this year because it was only open to current members. It's so hard for me to be patient when I get excited about doing something new.
Can't wait for June!
My problem lately has been that we've been getting "winter" type vegetables, understandably, but our weather has been really warm and summery! I took advantage of a cold rainy day yesterday to make vegetable soup and use up a lot of different things.
We also don't eat nearly enough salad... salad mix is what we probably end up wasting or giving away the most often. In the summer, there's no way we could eat all the melon they send!
I was talking to my sister in Seattle a couple of days ago while unloading my box. "Meyer lemons again? What am I going to do with all of these?" She about fainted.
My favorite thing is the organic, heirloom potatoes--SO much flavor and color! Russet potatoes from the supermarket don't do it anymore; I'm spoiled. A winter CSA dish I make a lot: saute leeks and cabbage until very soft, boil potatoes with two cloves of garlic and mash them (adding salt, pepper, and slightly less butter than usual), then mix it all together.
Also love braised chard on polenta.
We're having our first asparagus tonight! I can't wait.
Need to do something with cauliflower tonight. We have a LOT of cauliflower.
Any ideas for the leeks? (I can't make creamy potato/leek soup because I'm off dairy for dd).
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Cut the long halves in 1/2 inch thick pieces and sautee in plenty of olive oil. Don't skimp on the oil.
Boil some whole wheat pasta. Drain and dump into the skillet with the sauteed leeks. Toss and re-heat. Put on plates and cover the top with finely chopped walnuts.
Or you can use leeks in any soup you make. I love them in soup.
Use leeks instead of onions for anything. Great on pizza.