Thursday, January 14, 2010

CSA Delivery Update

Some of you have asked me to share how I have used the produce in my CSA delivery. Unfortunately, there aren’t any pictures of the “end products”…

  • Fruits (oranges, grapefruit, pears, & apples) – we ate these within a few days
  • Savoy cabbage – I made a salad; I simply chopped the cabbage and we ate it with a bit of Trader Joe’s Goddess dressing. Hubby and I both loved it. The teenager said it tasted a bit “weird.”
  • Butternut squash – I attempted to make fries, but they turned out a bit soggy. We still enjoyed them a lot though!
  • Lacinato kale – I ate it raw in a salad for lunch one day. I’m not sure my family would have liked it, but I loved it.
  • Green leaf lettuce and cilantro – Salad with lettuce, cucumbers and cilantro.
  • Garlic – Creamy Garlicky Leek Soup 
  • Leeks – Creamy Garlicky Leek Soup

One thing I’m learning is that the lettuce and herbs don’t stay fresh very long. I actually hardly ever buy fresh herbs; in the spring, summer, and fall, I use what I grow myself, and if I don’t grow it, I use dried herbs. I made the salad on Sunday, and both the lettuce and the cilantro looked less than fresh. They still tasted good though.

Question: What’s your favorite herb? I LOVE basil and always have a basil plant on my dining room table…

Be well,