I’m back!

Hi everyone. 

I took a break from blogging for a while. My heart just wasn’t in it. I was more focused on other things. I think I’m ready to get back to it now though. 

In addition to giving up blogging, I also let other things go. Like eating the way I know I should and exercising. I am now working on getting back on track. Let’s do it together. Beat the New Year’s rush. 

I re-joined my local CSA a month or so ago.  Trying to get serious about eating a minimum of five servings of vegetables a day. Here is what I got yesterday: 

   

   
Cucumbers, Carrots, Eggplant, Persimmons, Romaine Lettuce, Kale, Cherry Tomatoes, Collard Greens, Cilantro, Parsley, Yellow Onion, Celery, Potatoes, Bosc Pears, Mandarin Oranges, and Lemons. 

There was also Swiss Chard and iceberg lettuce, but I switched those out for extra collard greens.  Why?  Because they are very easy to hide in smoothies and juices. Swiss Chard, not so much. And I already had a head of iceberg lettuce.  We are using that for (gluten free) sandwiches and such. 

I am determined to use this all up!  

-Teresa

CSA 10/1/13

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Grape Tomatoes, Chard, Eggplant, Pluots, Green Beans, Romaine Lettuce, Red Leaf Lettuce, Cucumbers, Basil, Butternut Squash, Bosc Pears, Apples, Goldbar Zucchini, Grapefruit, Italian Parsley, Red Grapes, Garnet Yams, Zucchini, Cilantro and Yellow Onion.

To answer my own question…

Here is what I made for dinner the night I got my most recent CSA basket:

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(This is actually a picture if the leftovers, because we were halfway through it gobbling up before I remembered to take a picture.)

Citrus-cumin chicken (recipe from <a href="Against All Grain” target=”_blank”>Against All Grain by Danielle Walker
Sautéd yellow squash with onion, garlic and thyme
Roasted cherry tomatoes
Green beans sautéd with olive oil and sliced almonds

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I am making some grain free zucchini bread.

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CSA Goodies

Today’s CSA Basket:

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Grape Tomatoes, Chard, Eggplant, Pluots, Nectarines, Green Beans, Romaine Lettuce, Red Leaf Lettuce, Cucumbers, Cilantro, Pickling Cucumbers, Apples, Squash, Avocado, Grapefruit, Pears, Zucchini, Oranges, Yellow Onion.

I switched the nectarines for 2 pears and a few oranges. Those sounded yummier to me this time of year.

What should I make for dinner?

Harvest Season

This summer, Beck and I planted a garden. Yesterday, it was time to harvest the corn. The first one we picked looked promising.

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Here is the full crop yield:

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We are currently accepting applications for our upcoming CSA program.

Beck also planted an assortment gourds. He actually has quite a nack for growing them and he was very excited to grow decorations for the fall. This is my favorite one:

The dish it is in is about two inches square. We have it decorating the kitchen table.

Today was the first day back to school. It is a half day, so we only needed to pack a snack. I sent him off with rice crackers with goat cheese and salami between them, cucumber slices and some snap peas.

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