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Saturday, October 30, 2010

CSA Week 21, The End

Wednesday's haul was: cabbage, potatoes, broccoli, baby bok choy, green peppers, hot peppers, carrots, garlic, and celery.

The two noteworthy receipes I prepared last week were Chickpea, Spinach and Squash Gnocchi from last month's Eating Well, a really good dish cooked out of my store of CSA delicata squash, and Farfalle with Golden Beets, Beet Greens, and Pine Nuts. This second recipe was the revelation of the week. I made it with CSA beets and farmer's market beets, and since none of those had come with greens, I used CSA Swiss chard. It was fabulous. Wonderful. We loved it so much, I'm making it again this weekend (had to buy the beets at Whole Foods this time, and they can with greens, so we'll get a slightly more authentic version to the recipe this time). Even BF, the avowed beet-hater, was sold. Definitely my recipe find of the month.

So the CSA is over. I really enjoyed it. We tried a few things we had no idea we liked, and got some really fresh, so much better than store-bought supplies of things we knew we liked. I'm not doing their winter share because we don't have the room for that many storage vegetables (I still have carrots coming out my ears), but I'll definitely be back next spring.

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