Monday, October 24, 2011

CSA Adventures

So a few weeks ago I decided to give CSA a try. I was very anxious at first especially on the size I should chose and all the stories I've heard on the weird veggies overload. Anyhow after going to a friends house who uses Be Wise Ranch I decided to give it a try. I think the 4 weeks trial cinched the deal.

Today was my first delivery was today. I have to say I couldn't be more pleased with the pickup location which happens to be right across for the school and open from 2pm until 6:30pm!
Anyways I picked up my veggies and fruits and here is my loot:

- 2 bok choy head
- 1 brocoli head
- 6 tomatoes
- 1 pack of cherry tomato
- 3 peppers of some sort
- 1 pack of mixed green
- 1 bunch of cilantro
- 1 bunch of kale (only weird thing I've never cooked)
- 1 eggplant
- 7 pears
- 6 aples
- with seeds grapes

Nothing too weird and fitting very nicely with my whole week menus without being overwhelming...

- Pasta with kale
- Asian chicken with bok choy
- Pork loin with Ratatouille

It still leaves a couple weeks of non veggie centered meal.

To start off the week Pasta with Kale courtesy from next time I'll do this again with a few tweaks, B asked for bacon instead of the prosciutto I added, more sauteed onion another request from B and finally a splash of white wine and maybe a tad more lemon.

Follow the link for the recipe it was yummy

Look for more CSA-based recipes...

1 comment:

peszto said...

Hi, this is Eszter! I have been a member of Be Wise Ranch for 5 years now. I would never give it up!!! Sometimes baby bok choi and kale is a little overwhelming and I'm waiting for the season to be over, but other than those two, I'm thrilled to be a member!!! I cook a whole lot more with zucchini now and I love it!