The Penultimate Week of Our CSA

We didn’t sign up for the Fall CSA share, and so this is our next-to-last week of produce pick-up.  I’m already getting unhappy just thinking about it.  How am I going to be challenged to prepare new vegetables?  What will replace the anticipation of not knowing exactly what is going to be in my bag each week? What am I going to do without a bunch of swiss chard in the fridge (well – I know my husband is looking forward to that change)? Well, my shopping will change at the farmer’s market – I’ll need to visit more stalls – and I will need to actively seek out new ingredients to add to our plates – really not a problem – it’s just a different way to shop!

So, what came in our penultimate bag?  A rainbow.

  • Green beans
  • Mustard greens
  • Leeks
  • Tomatos, red and yellow, big and small
  • Mini eggplants
  • Green peppers
  • Butternut squash

The green beans are gone already, sauteed with mushrooms in small bit of sesame oil, lemon juice, and water.

Tomatos were added to a tomato salad – and those that remain will be added to other salads and/or sauces this week.

Mustard greens will be sauteed for a side dish – probably tomorrow night.

Still thinking about the others…especially the butternut squash…an entirely new food item to prepare.  Time to consult some cookbooks and the resource-rich web.

Here’s hoping there’s a rainbow on your plate tonight!

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