CSA 10/1/13


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:


(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.


CSA Goodies

Today’s CSA Basket:


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.


Here is the full crop yield:


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.


Summer CSA

This week is my first CSA basket since summer officially started, and it is a good one:

Collard Greens, Black Kale, Tomatoes, Heirloom Tomatoes (Green Zebra), Eggplant, Green Bell Peppers, Swiss Chard, Red Kale, Cucumbers, Pluots, Celery, Basil, Nectarines, Peaches, Fennel, Dill, Carrots, Pink Turnips, and Romanesco Cauliflower.

It smells so good!

There was also a bunch of beets and quite a bit of broccoli. I traded those for extra eggplants and cucumbers. No matter how excited I get about broccoli looking like little trees the husband and kid just don’t fall for it and the poor broccoli ends up languishing in the refrigerator.

Cucumber “chips” are big sellers though.





I also picked up some of Farmer George’s ridiculously good strawberries, as the end of the season is this Saturday. I already have a ton of fruit, but I just couldn’t bear the thought of passing on his strawberries while I still had a chance.


Even Bunny gets a treat. Yum! Carrot tops!