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Fall Week 6

Chard

Mustard greens

Bunch of little potatoes

Several sweet potatoes

Ginger

Spring Mix

Amazing looking carrots

Turnips

Wonderful bag this week! That carrots look like they belong in a children’s book with a talking bunny. I’m also excited about the salad we will be having very soon…it just might be a cobb. Because thats how I roll.

I did make something with sweet potatoes earlier this week aaaaand… it didn’t turn out so well…BUT my momma didn’t raise no quitter.

 

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Fall Week 4

Really good lookin’ Green Beans

2 sweet potatoes

2 Big Turnips

Ginger (!)

Chard

Garlic

Hakurei Turnips

I love getting staples like garlic and ginger in the bag. I use a lot of garlic and ginger. I’m also really curious about all these turnips. Last time we got them, I used the Hakurei Turnips in a pearl cous cous salad that I took to a party.  I think I would like to do a mash this time and see how that goes!

The green beans in this bag were especially gorgeous…

 

 

Fall Week 3

Butternut Squash

4 Peppers

Parsley

Green leaf

Lots of varieties of other greens…who knows whats all there!

This is for sure the greenest bag we’ve ever received! I’ll be making lots of salads this week. C. also likes when I put some ham and garlic with the greens while cooking. And of course, we cannot get enough butternut. I swear, I’m going to take pictures before I eat it all this time!

I actually have photography class tomorrow night that I got really cheap through Living Social. Its a DC monuments at night class and I’m excited to take my camera off auto focus for once. Ha. Wish me luck!

Fall Week 2

The contents this week:

Lots of little baby carrots

3 little peppers (hot or not? TBD)

3 tomatoes

Arugula

Pole beans

Sweet Potatoes

Turnip greens

You can see the dirt in the picture from the sweet potatoes. Should have thought about that before I just dumped the bag out on the counter! Oh well.

C. is super excited about those sweet potatoes. I’m not a huge fan…which is kinda weird. I’m going to tell myself that I like them. Maybe that will do it?

 

Fall, Week 1

butternut!

pole beans

cherry tomatoes

regular tomatoes

kale

Hakurei turnips

Yukina Savoy mustard greens

Sunchokes

Lots of new things this week! I haven’t tried most of these items before. I didn’t even know what a sunchoke was –thanks google images!

I plan to do some roasted root vegetables with isreali cous cous very soon, its one of my favs. I also need to do something with the tomatoes piling up and I bet those greens will be great in a stir fry.

I’m going to NC this weekend for my little sister’s family weekend at NCSU, very excited! But also mean lots of preservation to do. Better get on it…

Week 16

Last blue bag of the summer contains:

2 hot peppers (yay!)

Roma tomatoes

Regular tomatoes

Bag of green beans

Spaghetti Squash

2 Zucchini

Chard

Don’t see the chard in the picture? Its back there. In the newspaper bag. There was a little caterpillar on the chard leaves so I didn’t want to take it out of the bag. I need to take him outside when I get home tonight.

He can have AS MUCH chard as he wants between now and then.

Eat away little buddy!

Week 15!

Here we  go…

1 Butternut Squash

Bag o’green beans

Cherry Tomatoes

3 Tomatoes

1 Leek

2 Bok Choy

Head of Garlic

Bunch of Parsley

Big surprise of the week…

I LOVE BUTTERNUT SQUASH. It must have butter in it, cuz like, WOW.

Fall has always been my favorite season and now I have one more reason to add to the list. I know we have lots more butternut coming in the fall weeks of the CSA. Trader Joe’s even had pumpkins out already and we bought some ornamental gourds for the apartment. So excited!

Sorry for the late post, I was in New Mexico working and eating. Updates on that coming soon!

Week 14!

In the bag this week:

2 eggplant

3 peppers

2 tomatoes

Kale

Zucchini/Squash

Green beans

Kale

Sweet potato greens

Um…Sweet Potato Greens??

I need help on this one guys! What do I do with these?

Week 13!!

Lucky 13. Lucky because this bag has raspberries! Also in the bag:

Greens

3 tomatoes

Head of Garlic

Tons of little onions

2 squash

Chard

Pole Beans

I’m roasting some eggplant and one of those tomatoes and some of the garlic as I type. Smells good!

I’m back! After a very refreshing weekend of doing very little and taking care of a sick husband, I’m fighting off the bug myself. Fun times.

All the more reason to fill up on these:

Week #12 includes:

8 tomatoes

Bunch of parsley

3 yellow peppers

2 eggplant

3 carrots

Pole Beans

Lemon Basil

I made tomato sauce, dried tomatoes, meatballs, and waffles (with berries from last week). I also froze the beans and put parsley in just about every thing we ate all weekend. Yum.

AND one morning when I went to make eggs for C. , he said:

“I think I need a chard-break.”

I knew it would catch on.

Now, don’t be afraid to add this to your vocabulary, too. Just remember to send me a nickel every time you do. 🙂

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I'm skeptical of vegetables and joined a CSA to see if I can make friends with them. This blog exists so that I can hold myself accountable to eating what I paid for and document what I can do with lots of local produce!

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