Eat Your CSA – Using your CSA Vegetables – Week 2


Here’s what was in our box for week number 2:
Bag of kale
Pint of strawberries
2 Heads lettuce
Medium head of cauliflower
Bulb green garlic
Large head of cabbage
2 zucchini
3 assorted summer squash

Farmers Market Purchases:
1/2 pint blueberries
More Blueberries picked from Blueberry Hill

Jalapeno peppers
Swiss chard – can hold in garden

Leftovers from last week:
Bok Choy
Bulb of green garlic
garlic scapes (from garden)

Washed Kale

Breakfast – eggs scrambled with swiss chard & garlic scapes, strawberries
Lunch – steamed sugar snap peas with cauliflower tahini spread & tzatziki sauce, strawberries
Dinner – stir-fry with ground pork, onions, bok choy & cilantro
Late Night Snack – bacon wrapped jalapenos & homemade rhubarb syrup soda

Breakfast – fried eggs, strawberries, raspberries & blueberries
Lunch – leftover stir-fry
Dinner (at my parents) – grilled chicken breast, noodles and salad

Last dinner at my parents’ old house. They’ve lived there 21 years!

Breakfast (at my parents) – fried egg, German pancake with strawberries & blueberries
Lunch (at my parents) – huge salad
Dinner (traveling) –  Pal’s Sudden Service – Goodbye Kingsport!

Goodbye Kingsport! Hello Knoxville!

Breakfast – fried Eggs & blueberries
Lunch – garam masala roasted chicken, straightneck squash sauteed with curry powder, indian spiced braised kale (cumin, cayenne, ginger & garam masala)
Dinner – leftovers from dinner, gin cocktails (watching the Transit of Venus!), cauliflower tahini spread with crackers

Breakfast - summer squash frittata
Lunch – salad with homemade creamy peppercorn dressing & canned wild salmon
Dinner – hamburger patties, leftover Indian spiced kale, zucchini bake (made by rehydrating sun-dried tomatoes in Cruze farm milk, sprinkled with romano& mozzarella  cheese

Breakfast - summer squash frittata
Lunch – salad & leftover zucchini bake
Dinner – celebratory meal out because my parents closed on their new house in Knoxville!

Breakfast - eggs scrambled with swiss chard & garlic scapes
Lunch - salad with creamy peppercorn dressing & canned wild salmon
Dinner – picnic dinner after picking blueberries: teriyaki chicken strips, Asian coleslaw(not a good recipe – threw the leftovers in the compost pile) & blueberries

My sister, Ally, picking blueberries with us.

Leftover for the next week include 1 1/2 bulbs of green garlic, 1/2 head of cabbage and garlic scapes (these keep for weeks in a bag in the crisper)

12 Comments on Eat Your CSA – Using your CSA Vegetables – Week 2

  1. Denise
    June 10, 2012 at 9:48 pm (2 years ago)

    Some of those scapes better have my name on them! Just sayin’.

    • Kristina
      June 11, 2012 at 2:47 pm (2 years ago)

      Denise! Have you no faith!

  2. Sara
    June 10, 2012 at 10:49 pm (2 years ago)

    I love that you’re doing this. I’m following along because I’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed by my CSA share so I’m grateful for the help.

    • Kristina
      June 11, 2012 at 2:47 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks Sara – if you have any questions about how to use stuff, just ask in the comments. I’d love to help. :)

      • Mrs. Stephen E. Colvin
        June 16, 2012 at 5:53 pm (2 years ago)

        If you are overwhelmed, go to the support given on your CSA website. Our farm offers a weekly letter from the Farmer’s Wife, and a forum where other CSA members share the recipes of what they are making with their vegetables. Google is also a blessing! Relax and make it fun! Experimenting in the kitchen is fun!

        Colvin Family Farm

        • Kristina
          June 17, 2012 at 11:19 am (2 years ago)

          Hi Val. :) Thanks for commenting. I’m actually not overwhelmed at all. Strategizing how to use up all this wonderful produce is a fun challenge and I’m grateful for it. I am a member of your forum – I actually posted a cauliflower tahini spread there I featured on my blog the other day. Thank you to you and your family for all your hard work!

  3. Sheri
    June 11, 2012 at 1:54 am (2 years ago)

    Eggs for breakfast every day? I’m impressed.

    • Kristina
      June 11, 2012 at 2:49 pm (2 years ago)

      I feel like crap if I eat too many carbs for breakfast so it’s usually eggs in the morning for me. When it gets hot, I sometimes switch to smoothies. I wish I could mix it up with gorgeous baked goods but I’m plodding the rest of the day if I do.

  4. Charles
    June 11, 2012 at 5:24 pm (2 years ago)

    I’ve really been enjoying this blog series. I’m now considering signing up for a fall share with a CSA near us because of it.

    • Kristina
      June 17, 2012 at 11:09 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Charles! Try it – you can always sign up for a half share if a full share seems too daunting.

  5. Jenni
    June 11, 2012 at 9:08 pm (2 years ago)

    Dang, you’re good! And our Sam looks almost just like your cat, except Sammy has more white on him. Magical! :)

    • Kristina
      June 17, 2012 at 11:10 am (2 years ago)

      I’m laughing because we also have a Sammy cat. In fact, we have so many cats that I probably have one to match any you could throw at me. :D


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