Mid-Summer Variety

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I took a lot of photos of our haul this week since we had some new varieties and everything looked so lovely and fresh, so today will be mostly photos. I’m in the middle of a new and exciting experiment. The post of it will be up on Friday…my husband and I are taking a … Continue reading

Some Catching Up…

First, the results from the breadmaker test: DELICIOUS! We’ve eaten the entire loaf already and I have a new loaf of anadama in there currently.

Second, sorry I have been kind of MIA lately. It has been hot here. And I, well, I don’t handle heat well. I get cranky and don’t feel like thinking. This has been pretty much all I’ve wanted to do lately:

Luckily, this is what I did all day today, so I’m feeling slightly more energized and centered. This week has been a strange eating week…lots of leftovers, barbecues, and throwing things together haphazardly. I made a delicious scramble yesterday for breakfast using spinach and the cippolini onion (just like in this post).  I also tossed spinach in with a box of my favorite fast meal, Annie’s Mac & Cheese. I tested my theory that everything tastes better barbecued by tossing radishes in some olive oil, salt, and pepper and grilling them up:

These were a delicious treat as a side for our burgers.

This week, in our CSA share, we got an amazing variety, and I can’t wait to come up with some fun ideas! I’ll post all the details after I eat dinner, but for now, here’s a sneak preview:

~CM

Some Red With My Green!

This week, we are seeing a touch more color in our CSA share! That’s how you know that summer is getting into full swing here in the Northeast. I am going out of town for the holiday weekend tomorrow, but will be back with lots of catching up next week. Who knows, I might even post a bit from the road!

Today, when I picked up our share, I utilized a nifty feature of Farmer Dave’s CSA share that I hadn’t before: the swap box. Even though the shares come prepackaged, each week there is a box where you can swap things out of your share for something different. Since I still haven’t managed to use the Chinese cabbage or tatsoi (though I’m planning to tomorrow), I swapped out this week’s bok choy with an extra bag of spinach. I’m more used to cooking with spinach and it is so incredibly delicious at this time of year!

Here’s what our box looked like after the swap:

We got two bags of spinach, a head of Romaine lettuce, a bag of peas, and…

…radishes, more garlic scapes (!), and…

…a cippolini onion and rainbow chard.

I have some fun cooking in my future. I hope you have a wonderful long weekend!

~CM