csa share 11/04/10

by Stacy

Remember how I complained the other day that it was 85 degrees in November? And how I mentioned in passing that the day after my birthday was the hottest day in San Diego in 75 years?

Well today’s 100-degree temperatures broke that record and made me sorry I grumbled in the first place. My brave spouse left the safety of the shade to go fetch this week’s CSA share from the farmers market. What a guy!

I haven’t been very good about posting ideas to use up CSA veggies for the last few months, so I spent some time looking up some options for you. Feel free to add more in the comments!

butternut squash and rosa bianca eggplant

romanesco cauliflower and broccoli

radish bunch and snap peas

  • A refreshing salad idea for those 100-degree days from Mark Bittman
  • Buttermilk Farro Salad is a recipe I’ve had bookmarked for months but haven’t yet made
  • I might just eat the radishes with butter and salt, maybe some crusty bread. Snap peas are also great for snacking or stir-fry!
  • This Soba Noodle Salad from FoodBlogga calls for chicken, but tofu would be a nice option
  • Dana Treat’s Good Green Beans would work with snap peas, too

Napa cabbage, Swiss chard, red romaine lettuce

large bunch of beets

micro rainbow mix and fresh oregano

  • Oregano is a lovely match with eggplant. Dice eggplant and toss with olive oil, salt, pepper, and oregano. Roast in a 425F oven until brown and delicious.
  • Oregano is also delicious with mushrooms (think pasta sauce) or in a nice herb vinaigrette.
  • Sprouts make great garnishes for pretty much anything. I like to stuff them in pita bread with chickpea salad.

pint of tomatoes

You don’t really need tomato recipes, do you? Whew! Good.

A diced onion, some broccoli florets, two handfuls of chopped snap peas, and some garlic went in a quick stir-fry for dinner tonight. That was as long as I could bear to turn on the stove. Then we walked a few blocks to the closest frozen yogurt shop and went for a stroll, yogurt in hand, in the tolerably-balmy evening.

Does your CSA run through late fall? Are you up to your ears in pumpkin?


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