CSA: Week 8


July 21, 2011 by Sara Kreidler

Good thing we’re hosting an out of town guest this weekend — hopefully he can help us eat some of this stuff!  We’ve done a pretty good job this past week eating and canning the massive quantities of produce from CSA week 7 and the farmer’s market, but we still have some zucchini, swiss chard and kale left over from last week.  If we don’t make a dent in this stuff over the next few days, I’m going to have to start freezing the excess, which isn’t such a bad idea.

This week’s box contains:

  • Swiss chard
  • Green leaf lettuce
  • 1 cucumber
  • 3 tomatoes
  • Red leaf lettuce
  • Garlic scapes
  • Basil
  • Green cabbage
  • Scallions
  • 5 zucchini
  • 7 goldrush apples
  • 1 pint blueberries
Some close ups:
Swiss chard.
Tomatoes and basil.
4 normal sized zucchini propped up on one mega mutant zucchini.
Blueberries (these made Oona quite happy).
Goldrush apples.  We had these last year too and although I’m not a huge apple person, I go crazy for these.  They’re amazing.
Green cabbage.

After we put everything away, Toby made a quick throw together meal for supper.

Penne tossed in a light sauce made with fresh zucchini, garlic, shallots, basil and one of the few remaining cans of tomatoes from Toby’s mom’s stash last season.

Top that off with some grated parmesan and red chile flakes and I’m a happy girl.  Owen loved it too, and Oona, after some drama, learned that she too likes zucchini.  It was a big win all the way around.

A salad of red leaf lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes from the CSA tossed in homemade balsamic vinaigrette.

And for dessert, vanilla ice cream with blueberries from the CSA and peaches from the farmer’s market.  Mmm…summer.


2 thoughts on “CSA: Week 8

  1. Janice DeCarlo says:

    Such beautiful photos of wonderful veggies being prepared in your fabulous kitchen! I hope you are all enjoying summer. Love the food blog!

  2. mavieenfood says:

    Thanks so much, Janice! We are enjoying the summer and hope you are too.

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