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Box… ?? – Week of November 10th

Sorry for not posting in…. about 60 days, according to the date of the last post. I had just gotten a new follower or two as well, I wonder if you are still around. I know my mom is, so that’s something.

I already like fall, but this box makes me even happier! It’s funny how certain vegetables seem so much more friendly.

CSA Box, Week of Nov 10

Let’s start at the bottom left with those lovely turnips. Won’t they be great in stew? There’s some lamb in the fridge that would love to see them. Just above are some cute little patty pan squash that might be stir-fried with the bell peppers above them. Maybe the spinach there will be in a salad with the lettuce mix in that bag, while the kale between them could be sautéed, even my picky eater liked that with enough garlic! The butternut squash in the box will make some amazing soup, and that broccoli below it could be headed into that stiry-fry with the green onions. Finally the cilantro hiding on the right might be the hardest sell here at my house – I love it, so maybe I’ll make a salad dressing? I had one that was great somewhere, I will just have to think of where….

 
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Posted by on November 12, 2014 in Box contents

 

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Box 7 – Week of August 25

Classes started again this week (awww, so sad!) and I am going to blame that on why I didn’t post this yet. I will also use it as an excuse for not posting pictures I took last week… but I’ll post those at some point.

I was a little bit…. unsure what to think when I saw the sweet potato leaves and the basil once again, but luckily I had invited over a couple of friends to bake on our last day before classes, and one of them suggested that I make basil bread! If the sweet potato greens are still good I’ll probably sauté those tonight. And if they’ve gone bad…. then that’s just another greens fail on my part.

On the other hand, I was happy to get some purple onions, that is a nice, but subtle, change, as well as the carrots and butternut squash. In fact, having a lower green ratio somehow made the whole box seem more approachable.

Food from the Box | CSA Box 7

Box 7 – Now with more colors!

In the next two weeks we will be eating:
Basil, Butternut squash, Sweet potato greens
Okra, Cucumber, Carrots
Eggplant, hot peppers (it didn’t say what kind! They look too skinny to be jalapeños, anyone know?)
Red onion, Zucchini, Beets

If anyone recognizes those peppers, let me know! We’ll see how well I do using up this box.

 
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Posted by on August 30, 2014 in Box contents

 

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Box 6 – Week of August 11

I finished off (almost?) everything from the last box before this one arrived! But more on that in another post. Here is what we are looking at for the next two weeks.IMG_6850

 

This is what we are seeing:
Melon (cantaloupe-like), arugula, yellow squash
Okra, butternut squash, onions
Sweet potato greens, basil, carrots
Eggplant, pepper mix

I am very excited about the carrots, I realized with the last bunch that they are ridiculously good with just some olive oil. I hope we’ll see some actual sweet potatoes soon, too. 

 
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Posted by on August 12, 2014 in Box contents

 

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Box 3 – Week of June 30

I made better use of this week’s box, I’ll give the report on that later. But the new one has just arrived, and I am excited!!! There are only two banana peppers this time, and I am sure I can make use of them. Heck, I somehow made use of the last batch.

CSA Box 3 contents

More than just green this time!

This week we have:

Basil, Onions, Watermelon

Cucumbers, Peppers (Banana, Serrano, Bell), Tomatoes

Okra, Eggplant, Squash

I am especially excited about the okra, I’ve really come to like it since moving here. I also learned how to store basil AFTER the last bunch went bad, so hopefully I can use it this time.

Does anyone have tasty, unusual uses for cucumber or squash?

 
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Posted by on July 1, 2014 in Box contents

 

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