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So much! I made a big batch of squash-potato latkes. Arugula pesto. A lot of basil pesto, because all that basil I got added up to a pound of leaves after trimming. Whoa. Also been using the grilled garlic scapes in hummus, mostly eaten with cucumber spears. Giant batch of marinated kale because that all was a lot of kale. I now have a crapton of onions so I think a big batch of caramelized onions to freeze is in order. (The pestos and leftover latkes are already frozen. The hummus doesn’t last long enough to freeze.)

Week 6

  • 2 lbs Fava Beans
  • 4 lbs Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • 6 large Onions
  • 6 assorted Summer Squash (Zucchini, Cousa, and Yellow)
  • 6 Cucumbers
  • 2 bunches Harukei Turnips (+greens)
  • 2 bunches Kale
  • 2 bunches Rabe
    = 29 lbs

Plus…

  • 1 lb assorted color string beans (yellow, green, purple)
  • 6oz snow peas
  • 8oz sugar snap peas
  • Bag mixed salad greens (including edible flowers)
  • 6oz Basil leaves
  • 1 bunch Rainbow Chard
  • 1 bunch mixed Kale
  • 1 bunch Green Onions
  • 1 bunch Mexican Tarragon
  • 1 bunch Dill
  • 1 bunch Radishes
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 3 Squash (1 Zucchini, 1 Cousa, 1 Costata Romanesco)
    = 8 lbs

AND

  • Three more bags of basil

    Note that the second list has more items but considerably less mass.

  • surrealestate: (Sentient Broccoli)
    It's possible I get a little over excited about my farm share, but I don't care, because it's awesome! This week was like whoa. Given the squash/cuke choice, I decided to go with zukes because I want more of that soup. There was push for more cucumber soup, too, but we still had a bit in the fridge, so I thought it was zuke's turn. I suppose I could have gone with 2 zukes and 5 cukes, but seriously, I love that soup, plus another baby just arrived, so I will no doubt be delivering some soon.

    I could do more kimchi, too, but I think I will end up making some stir fries. Also beet-carrot salad since I saved last week's beets on the assumption that there would be more carrots, woohoo! More kale chips? Will see.

    And the plums! What to do… Tadpole ate at least eight of them yesterday (I lost count) but there are dozens and dozens. I feel like I ought to can some. Sort sort of plum jam, perhaps? Maybe also popsicles. Ideas welcome.

    • 2 bunches Japanese Turnips
    • 2 bunches Baby Bok Choy
    • 2 bunches Tuscan Kale
    • 2 bunches Carrots
    • 2 bunches Onions
    • 4 Squash/Zucchini or 10 Pickling Cukes (I took zucchini)
    • 4 lbs New Potatoes
    • 2 Bunches Basil
    • 6 lbs Plums
      = 30.8# (whew)
    Left this sitting in a tab by accident. In a fit of immediate productivity, by Wednesday I'd already made a giant batch of zucchini-basil soup, a stir fry, and a carrot-beet salad. Plus almond milk, but that had nothing to do with the share. I think from now on, our milk will be homemade. And I didn't even need a nut milk bag! (heheh)
    surrealestate: (Sentient Broccoli)
    I've been minority obsessed with cold summer soups to the tune of several gallons and counting. I'll be honest and say I didn't think I'd even like the cucumber one (because come one, a soup made of cucumbers?) but I'm glad I made it anyway cuz it was awesome. Plus I've been able to bestow them upon friends who've recently (re)spawned and they've appreciated food that can be eaten straight out of the fridge (and one-handed in a mug if need be). Also canned more dilly beans.

    Just got back from a weekend in Brooklyn which made me miss being right by great beaches and Jess (who also enjoyed the soup).
    • 2 heads Cabbage
    • 2 bunches Chioggia Beets (with Greens)
    • 2 bunches Chard
    • 2 lbs New Potatoes
    • 4 Cucumbers
    • 4 Squash
    • 2 lbs Kentucky Wonder Beans
    • 2 bunches Cippolini Onions
      = 22.8#
    surrealestate: (Sentient Broccoli)
    • 2 bunches Carrots
    • 2 lbs Fava Beans
    • 2 bunches Chioggia Beets (+greens)
    • 2 bunches Walla Walla Spring Onions
    • 2 heads Cauliflower
    • 2 bunches Red Russian Kale
    • 2 lbs Green Beans
    • 2 lbs Zucchini
      =23#
    I am still nowhere close to being sick of my shredded beet/carrot/etc salad, and it's especially nice in hot weather, so I see more of that coming. I also predict another round of Manjula's green beans & peas with bonus fava. I roasted last week's cipollini onions in wine/balsamic/soysauce which was so darn good I may have to do something similar with the walla wallas. (How I love the little convection toaster oven tucked into the pantry!)
    surrealestate: (Sentient Broccoli)
    Phew. Tuesday evening we made another big batch of red curry (though mostly using the remains of last week's share) and I did another shredded salad using all the new golden beets, the last of the kohlrabi, and some of the carrots. I also finally put Greens and Peanut Stew on [livejournal.com profile] frog_food!

    Not much else to report. It's been too hot to be productive in the kitchen, but hopefully I'll get more done once things cool down a bit. I've got all sorts of dehydrating plans!

    • 2 bunches Golden Beets (+greens)
    • 4 lbs New Potatoes
    • 4 Cousa Squash
    • 6 Cucumbers (well-hung)
    • 2 bunches Red Spring Onions (+tops)
    • 2 bunches Kale
    • 1 lb Roma Beans
    • 2 bunches Carrots (orange)
      =28#

    surrealestate: (Sentient Broccoli)
    I post this as I sit here eating freshly-baked focaccia along with the first bruschetta of the season OmnomYUM!

    Last week, I did my first batch of roasted vegetables. So good! Darn heat.) I also froze shredded squash for the future, made a big batch of marinated kale++, more kimchi, and ginger carrots.

    In other news, check out this awesome play at the plate.

    • 2 bunches Beets (red, with greens)
    • 2 bunches Carrots (orange)
    • 2 bunches Spring Onions
    • 2 bunches Kale
    • 2 lbs Wax Beans (yellow)
    • 4 lbs Summer Squash (mixed types)
    • 4 lbs (by volume :) Yukon Gold Potatoes
    • 2 heads Romaine Lettuce
      --
    • 1 bunch Carrots (orange)
    • 1 bunch Sweet Onions
    • 2 Tomatoes (woohoo!)
    • 1 Cucumber
    • 1 Pepper
    • 1 Fennel
    • 1 bunch Cilantro
    • 1 bunch Basil
    • 1 lb Summer Squash (mixed types)
    • 1 head Raddichio
    • 1 head Lettuce
    • 1 bunch Scallion

    One thing I've found sort of interesting looking at CSA posts is how good they always sound. Heck, even when I read the above list (bottom half), it looks so much better than the reality. So this week I did a weight-comparison of Parker and Red Fire. I already knew that RF fit into one shopping bag while Parker needed four, but I was still shocked by the results. (The sad part is that folks at the RF pick-up were going on about how this felt like the best one yet, while Steve apologized for not having more.)

    Parker: 24 lbs 5 oz
    Red Fire: 6 lbs 2 oz

    surrealestate: (Sentient Broccoli)
    One-third of the way into CSA season and I am still very happy with the share-split situation. I think Park and Red Fire both have a lot to offer and I love getting the best of both worlds. (Since people have asked, if I had to go back to only one or the other, it'd Parker.)

    Week 6 )

    Week 7 )

    I also still have garden lettuce heads up for trade.

    And I'll be walking a marathon to raise money for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Even a few dollars helps.

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