Tuesday, August 24, 2010

CSA Box so far!

Fava beans are dumb. I have 330g of waste to show for 170g favas. Add in the shelling, blanching AND peeling, and its stupid. Going to saute those with bacon and shallots., topped with a few sprigs of microbasil.

Made an ugly soup the other day. The colors were glamorous but the texture was not. Carrot, peppers, shallots and chicken stock finished with a bit of cream. There's still a serving or so in the fridge.

Today, I'm going to blanch the chard and possibly make a quiche. That or a chard/biscuit/tomato bake.

I need to eat more salads!

Also, found out my new favorite egg salad ever. Good quality eggs + 1/2 slice of bacon minced and rendered + dab of spicy mustard + mayo. With sprouts and tomatoes on mini pitas = amazing.

Sunday, August 22, 2010


Its been a while! I joined a CSA, so I'm going to use this as my little idea spot!

This weeks box:
3 mini pumpkins
peppers (red beaver dam & corno di toro)
mini cucumbers
rainbow chard
lettuce greens
fava beans
red okra
mini yellow watermelon
red clover sprouts
rainbow carrots!

Definitely worth the 25$/wk.

My current plans are:
fava bean salad with goat cheese and basil
quiche with odds and ends (lookin at you, parsley, chard and peppers)
roasted red pepper bisque
squash soup (pumpkins and a butternut i have on hand)
grilled okra
eggplant parm or lasagne
egg salad sandwiches on whole grain bread with sprouts
cucumber sandwiches
cucumber salad (with onions??)

Shopping list:
mini pitas
cream (totally optional and i shouldn't do it!)