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CSA Box 6 for 11/22/2008

CSA Box 6
CSA Box 6 for 11/22/2008

Included in the box:

  • red cabbage
  • carrots
  • daikon
  • cilantro
  • specialty onion mix
  • kohlrabi
  • red potatoes
  • chard
  • broccoli
  • carrots
  • persimmon

The cabbage may become part of some eggrolls. The daikon will get tossed into eggrolls too, what I don’t eat in a salad. B could eat nothing but cilantro, I’d be surprised if I get any or if there is any left today.

The specialty onion mix has been fun. I’ve tossed them into a few things. I roasted brussel sprouts with the red potatoes and tossed some chunks of the onion in there. Drizzled some lemon butter after it was all done with some salt and pepper, mmmmm.

Also used them in Winter squash, chevre and black bean manicotti, with white sauce, which I’ll post pictures of later. The onions are great, even though I honestly don’t know what kind they are.

The kohlrabi will be a snack, I just can’t bring myself to eat more salad right now.

The chard is beautiful, and I’m going to cook it with some garlic, onion and feta and brown rice for dinner tonight.

Both B and I are suspicious of the persimmons, having never had them. I’m glad Groundwork Organics sent instructions on how to eat them. We are going to try one today, I’ll let you know how it turns out. I’m not sure why they have a funny glow in the picture.

I’ve said it a few thousand times, but I love my new oven/stove. We upgraded to gas, and I’m loving cooking again, just in time for Thanksgiving.

Sophie also reminded us this week that we have only two more boxes until the end of this year’s Fall farmshare. I can remember years where I was completely worn out with trying to keep up with using the boxes and happy to see it end; this year, I know already that we will miss it terribly until the summer one starts up again. Thanks again, Groundwork Organics, we can’t wait to see what you bring us next summer!

Box 3 for November 1, 2008.

Ack! As I mentioned below, I dutifully took pictures of the box, only to have a corrupt memory card destroy them. I am still trying to retrieve them, so if I am able to find a picture, I’ll add it to this post later, but unfortunately, I think the box photo is gone.

In the box was:

  • Salad Mix
  • Red Radish
  • Carrots
  • Red Potatoes
  • Cippolini onions
  • Sweet pepper mix
  • Rainbow Chard
  • Parsnips
  • Shallots
  • Liberty Apples
  • Raspberries
    • The radishes are not too peppery, so I’ve been eating them as a snack. As a matter of fact, I’m going to go have one right now. BRB.

      Sophie included a recipe for chard I’d like to try (with garlic!) so I’ll probably do that with it.

      I’m slightly afraid of parsnips, so I thought I’d toss one in a garden veggie soup with some of the carrots and whatever else strikes my fance.

      Apples are good as a snack too, and I might try making some applesauce for Brian (I have texture issues with applesauce).