WOW! I cannot believe we are already 13 weeks into our Summer CSA program with Fresh Fork !
We finally got some spaghetti squash. Might sound strange but I’ve been waiting for this. But first — here is what was in my bag;
Summer Week 13 CSA Contents
Small CSA Share
- 1 bunch cylindra beets (longer than traditional red beets)
- 1 quart whole milk yogurt
- 1 spaghetti squash
- 1 acorn squash
- 1 cantaloupe or 1 pint blackberries
- 1 bag mixed peppers or zucchini/squash (or possible substitute…squash shut off this week)
- 1 lb red fortune plums (Friday and Saturday customers got these last week)
- 2 lb roma tomatoes (make your own sauce)
- 1 kohlrabi
- 1 bunch collards
- 6 ears sweet corn
- I also purchased more Blaze Gourmet – Black Bean and Corn Salsa along with a few more bags of chips and Chicken Brats.
Large CSA Share Small contents above plus:
- 1 ball fresh mozzarella cheese (being made today…can’t wait)
- 2 frozen pizza dough balls
- 1 pint heirloom tomato sauce
- A handful hot hungarian peppers
- Approx 1.5 lbs heirloom tomatoes
Same as small regular
- Small contents, items below in replacement of yogurt.
- 2 lb bag fingerling potatoes
- Heirloom tomatoes
SOOOO much easier to just copy what Trevor does —- Thanks Trevor!!! LOL
It was an “exciting” food weekend at my house as there were several firsts for me thanks to this weekend’s bag.
1 – I finally made my own pasta sauce!
I took the zucchini squash, tomatoes (plus tomatoes from last week and some from our garden), and onions and put them in my blender – still haven’t bought a food processor yet so I had to make do with having to make it in a couple batches…. then added some oregano, garlic and Jeremy added basil — HOLY SMOKES is this stuff good! My only regret is it only made enough for two nights worth of dinners.
I want to use my sauce to go with my stuffed cabbage and I also plan on using it to go with my spaghetti squash.
This is the first time I’ve made spaghetti squash and it was so easy, that once I can no longer get it from our CSA or from a farmer’s market, I am going to have to see if they sell it at our grocery store. I would much rather serve this with pasta sauce to my kids….
Another first for me this weekend? SMOOTHIES!!!!! Since I had the blender out I “experimented” a bit. I’ve been talking a lot with Doug about smoothies and then after talking with Kirsten about a beet smoothie she had, I just had to try my hand at it. My smoothie experiment? I used kohlrabi, beets, and yogurt – all compliments from this week’s bag and added some “very vanilla” soy milk, and a banana. Threw it all in my blender and Oh.My.GOSH — I could not believe how good it was!
Now I’ve begun thinking about what the heck else I could blend up and drink!!! Today at the grocery store we picked up more carrots, celery, pineapple, strawberries, bananas, and regular vanilla soy milk (very vanilla was a bit sweet for me). I cannot wait to make breakfast for the kids tomorrow 🙂
So —- what are your favorite smoothie ingredients? What are the worst combinations you’ve tried??