Thursday, July 3, 2008

CSA share

I have to say that we have been really pleased with our share this year. There has been a huge amount of most everything with the exception of peas(which my husband is very grateful for). We have had so much lettuce that this past Wed when it was time for a veggie pick up, S came home and said he tried to get the smaller of the lettuce bunches! I cant think of many more ways to eat all this lettuce. I still have some out in the other fridge.

Anyone have any good kohlrabi recipes? Yep, got some of those waiting in line, too.

And heads and heads of cabbage. I had never had Arrowhead cabbage till this season. It is supposed to be one of the sweetest out there.


sugarcreekstuff said...

Yum, all those veggies look great. The variety!

Mim said...

Look at that beautiful bounty! The lettuce, broccoli and cauliflower were very tasty! I will have to try growing my own next year!

Meg said...

Yum, what a haul! During peak lettuce season, we make a salad out of everything. Whatever you are having for dinner (or lunch, or breakfast), you can pretty much throw it on top of some lettuce and call it a salad.

frugalmom said...

They have all been really great. I am really impressed with the amounts and the quality.

meg: Yes, we do that as well. We have made many a fritatta, too. Those were tasty.

Gnightgirl said...

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Considered making some sort of lettuce wrap with those leaves? Lots of asian restaurants serve up sliced meat and yummies with lettuce.

Don't know what to do with the kohlrabi.

frugalmom said...

gnightgirl: We did have lettuce wraps! The kids really like them...especially with fish in them.

Twinville said...

Wow! Your CSA is treating you right!

I've been reading Rural Rambling's blog and he awful experiences with her CSA.

It's good to read that there are some CSAs that do take pride in their farm and operations and appreciate their customers, too.

Oh! And one of my favorite ways to eat lettuce is the 'greek way'.

I make coucous or quinoa, etc and include diced cucumbers, tomatoes, onions and a few spices, maybe some cranberries, too.

And then I fill a lettuce leaf with some of the mixture and roll it up like a tortilla.
You can also dip the lettuce leaves into the grains, too.

Yummy and wonderful on a hot summer day!

Lisa said...

Looks like a lot of good stuff! Here's a link that I think might be helpful re: the kohlrabi. Tons of recipe ideas and links from the wonderful Simply Recipes site.

Rural Writer said...

What a wonderful looking bunch of vegetables! I'm totally envious, but it makes me feel better to see there are CSAs with good produce, and I wasn't *totally* crazy that what we were getting was below par.

frugalmom said...

Lisa: Thanks for the link. I have that page bookmarked! I will have to go search for some recipes.

Ruralwriter:We are very happy with our CSA share this season. But, I have to say I have experienced one like yours as well. High five to you for passing along your opinion to the farmer about the share. I knwo that is hard, but sometimes it is so necessary.

twinville: Thanks for the tips on the lettuce. I can sure use them! We have so much.