CSA Week 3: Busy! Edition
Turnips (with greens)
Beets (with greens)
Sorry this is a day late. All the traveling I've been doing has made blogging about the CSA really hard to keep up with. But luckily, no more traveling after this week!
Since we were crazy business the few days after the I picked up the CSA, I decided to quickly prepare some of the stuff that could go bad in the meantime as soon as I picked it up. So I cut the greens off the beets and turnips, and cooked them up with the kale with garlic and lemon. They keep better that way. This pissed off Dusty, who loves greens in an irrational way and would have preferred to sniff them longer.
I also cleaned and stored the strawberries and blueberries. I used some strawberries to make buttermilk cake to share with my family, who came to New York to visit.
It was Marc’s birthday, so I made his favorite, sweet PLTs. This required buying tomatoes and sweet potatoes, but that was it. I then roasted some beets and made a roasted beet salad with the lettuce that I didn’t use for the sandwiches and a red wine vinaigrette.
I then made some barley and cut up the arugula and tossed it in to cook for a bit. Mixed in the greens I had cooked earlier, and added a bunch of spicy stuff like chili powder and garlic and the demonized cumin and tumeric. Split it in half, and then one half in half again for a side dish for us. The rest I kept for lunch the next day for lunch. We had strawberries and blueberries for dessert, mainly because we’d been eating heavy food all weekend and were ready for a break.
Soup=Busy CSA member’s best friend
All I had left were some summer squash, turnips, green onions and cilantro, but it was becoming increasingly clear I probably wasn’t going to be able to cook the next night. So after the first dinner, I took all these ingredients, cut them up, added salt, pepper, and lots of hot stuff to emulate this recipe, and put them in a pot with garlic. I was making veggie broth that night, as well, so I took enough to cover up the ingredients, boiled them until soft, and then used the immersion blender on the whole thing. More stuff to eat for lunches, etc.
I took what was left of the blueberries and made blueberry muffins with them to eat for breakfast and leave for Marc when I left town.