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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

CSA 2010 Week 5


This week's haul was lettuce, frisee, green peppers, scallions, shell peas, baby bok choy, Swiss chard, and turnips. I also grabbed eggs, and some locally made jack cheese. The shell peas are already shelled, and in a bowl, available for snacking. The lettuce, frisee, and some of the baby bok choy are in the gigantic bowl o' salad mix.

Last week's haul was rounded out as follows: I used up the rest of the basil in mini caprese sandwiches I made in dinner rolls. Perfect size for easy eating on Saturday. I modified Penne with Broccoli Rabe, Pine Nuts, and Golden Raisins with some sweet Italian sausage. It was pretty good that way, but I think I'll try making it again with double the amount of broccoli rabe instead. I enjoyed the play of the slightly bitter with the sweet of the raisins, but there was barely enough broccoli rabe to give that balance.

Last, but not least, the chard went into Soft Tacos with Green Chard, Caramelized Onions, and Queso Fresco, which is originally from Rick Bayless's Everyday Mexican. Those turned out well. I was in a hurry, so I cheated by buying some salsa. I also had to go to the grocery store that's closer to work, but a little lighter on selection, so I ended up with goat cheese instead of queso fresco. Still it all worked well together. I'd be interested to have it with queso fresco, and a homemade salsa, which I'm sure is better, but the quick version was quite good.

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