It would probably make more sense to do my CSA posts on the day when I actually get the box. Unfortunately, that day is also RPG night, so I’m usually pretty busy, and then don’t get to it over the weekend. Sorry ’bout that!
Here’s the CSA box for this week:
Kristina got the beets and the collards, and two of the boxes of blackberries. We got ‘most everything else, though we shared it.
What we’ve done with it so far: peaches, blackberries, and oranges are being eaten raw. No need to mess with good fruit, right?
The spring mix got turned into a simple salad with some lemon cucumbers, onion, and tomato from the yard. The salad dressing was a throw-together of cottage cheese, yogurt, lime juice, onion, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper in the mini food processor. Deeelicious. We had the salad with some hot dogs that Uncle Pasto smoked on the grill.
Speaking of the smoked hot dogs, the leftovers went for lunches and got sliced and tossed into a homemade mac ‘n cheese tonight. The broccoli went with the mac ‘n cheese. Not in, since we were putting hot dogs in it instead. We like Alton Brown’s recipe for roasted broccoli, and it makes a great side dish here because you can mix the breadcrumbs in with the mac ‘n cheese if you made a stovetop mac instead of a baked mac.
Tomorrow is going to be a pork-and-cabbage stirfry and a carrot salad, both from Beyond the Great Wall. Though I will be tinkering with the carrot salad a touch … And the next time I have a chance to rave about cookbooks, that’s the one on the top of the list.
The zephyr squash got made into a grilled veggie salad … but I’ll be talking about that in the next post.