Monday, July 25, 2011

Weekly CSA Love. Or not.

Due to poor harvestable options, we will not be getting our weekly CSA delivery today. Boo. Last week we received a small batch of lettuce, green onions and some more of those beautiful, scrumptious strawberries.

While this is disappointing, it is a risk you take when signing up. I can't imagine how frustrating and disappointing it is for the farmers. We'll keep our fingers crossed that the weather cooperates and the crops begin to flourish.

I know that bountiful baskets of goodness are in our future!

(CSA love from 2010) 

Monday, July 11, 2011

Weekly CSA Love

We got our first CSA delivery last week. Unfortunately we also had a pretty sick and miserable three year old on our hands so I forgot to tell you about it. It was a pretty slim box, salad greens and a few green onions.

But this week, THIS week, there were...

I love our CSA. Love it.

Especially when they deliver beautiful strawberries like these. So big, juicy and flavorful.

We also got:
  • Kale: Rainbow Lacinato
  • Salad Greens: Ruby Red Lettuce
  • Green Onions
  • Strawberry Rhubarb
  • Fresh Mint
Yum, yum!

Here are a few recipes I am thinking of trying with this week's bounty:

Sour Cream and Onion Kale Chips
Kale Salad
Minty Ice Cubes
Place 1-3 mint leaves in each cell of an ice cube tray. Fill with cold water and freeze. Or if you want a stronger mint flavor, fill with boiling water. Let cool and then freeze. Makes a nice minty addition to water, lemonade, ice tea or adult beverages. ;)

And of course lots of salads! Maybe with homemade Strawberry Balsamic Dressing. Oh who am I kidding, those strawberries will be gone before the morning!