Thursday, August 26, 2010

Produce CSA - August 26th

Here is what is in the Produce boxes this week:
Eight ball squash, zucchini, yellow squash, onions, eggplant, Delicata squash, Tomatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Asian Pears, Bell Peppers.
If you had a full share, you got some extra things like arugula, cucumbers and heirloom German Striped or Brandywine Tomatoes.
The Delicata Squash are great sliced lenthwise, seeds removed, seasoned with sage, rosemary, pepper and salt, apple juice and sherry vinegar then baked for about 45 minutes or so at 375 degrees.
We've got lettuce planted as it has cooled off a little. We hope to be able to harvest it for those CSA boxes that will go on through September.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Produce CSA contents - 1st week of August

Produce CSA box contents this week: watermelon, acorn squash, yellow cherry tomatoes, Roma tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, onions, stringbeans, collards and peppers. Apologies for the collards not looking pretty. They have some sunscald on them due to the heat and high humidity.

Our family's favorite thing to do with... the acorn squash is to put a little cinnamon and maple syrup on it and roast in oven. When about done, take some Mild breakfast sausage, crumble and brown and mix with some cooked wild rice blend and then stuff the acorn squash and put back into the oven until browned a little on top.

With all the eggplant that you have this week, it might be a good time to make some Baba Ghannouj. Also, here is another great idea from Food Network, Farro Salad with Grilled Eggplant, Tomato and Onion. You can use either spelt or wheat for the grain in the recipe.


Genell and the kids