Thursday, July 1, 2010
Stone Soup Farm CSA: Week Four
The Share was a bit lighter this week, and I was bummed not to see any more kohlrabi - my mom requested last week's slaw for the Independence Day festivities up in Maine.
We got lettuce, zucchini, two turnips, parsley, a half pound of shelling peas, and some Tuscan kale. I'm going to attempt that raw kale salad again tonight, maybe with some grilled fish. Last night I roasted some beets from another farm*, chopped up the turnip, sauteed the peas, washed the lettuce, and made us a giant salad. It was not the best salad I've ever eaten, but that's the thing about the CSA: you eat what you get, and sometimes it's not exactly what you want to eat in that moment.
I've set my sights on that zucchini for tonight as well, an old favorite method my mom used to employ when faced with the glut of garden zucchini. Speaking of, we harvested our first eight-ball zucchini from The Monster this week! Sauteed with some cherry tomatoes and tossed in pasta with copious amounts of garden herbs, they were quite satisfying. What do you do when you have vegetables in the house that you're not particularly craving?
*Yes, even though we get a lot of vegetables every week, I still shop at farmer's markets to supplement the haul. The email from Stone Soup said we might be getting beets, so I started to get all excited about beets, and when we didn't end up getting any, I bought some from another farmer. I regret nothing.