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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 9:05 pm 
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I just discovered a bunch of yellowing kale from last month's box in my fridge. Eat, juice, or compost, what do you guys think?

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 Post subject: Re: CSA 2014
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 1:17 pm 
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Baby yellow potatoes
lemons
cantaloupe
beets
avocados
oranges
grapefruit
green bell peppers
carrots
white nectarines
dino kale
baby lettuces
radishes
yellow squash
tomatoes
blueberries

I'm going to try sliced radishes on buttered baguettes that I've been hearing all about.

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 Post subject: Re: CSA 2014
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 2:04 pm 
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I just discovered a bunch of yellowing kale from last month's box in my fridge. Eat, juice, or compost, what do you guys think?


I put that stuff in cleaning out the fridge soup.

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 Post subject: Re: CSA 2014
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 6:01 pm 
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got my first box today.

4 large heads of lettuce
bag of spinach
bok choy
2 white (icicle?) radishes
cilantro
strawberries almost past their prime.

made salad with a lettuce. i hate cilantro, and i've never tried those types of radishes before. (i know i'm not a fan of the little 2-tone balls.)

haven't decided what to make with the other stuff yet, but i guess salads will be on the menu all week. :-) hopefully the options become more interesting farther into the season.

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 Post subject: Re: CSA 2014
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 4:07 pm 
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Week before last we got:

~a huge bag of mixed lettuce
~head of lettuce
~Escarole (Made Isa's Chickpeas & Escarole & it was good, reminded me of her Chickpea Piccata)
~Spring Onions
~Baby Zucchini
~Kohlrabi
~Broccoli

Last week was:

~Collards
~Escarole
~enormous amount of Bok Choy
~Broccoli
~Crookneck Squash
~Parsley
~Kohlrabi Used this recipe, subbing black beans; very tasty: http://urbanvegan.net/2013/06/no-longer ... -tops.html

It's beginning to get a wee bit difficult to use up everything quickly enough being just the two of us. Of course, some things last until the next week, but then we have a new box to pick up!

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 Post subject: Re: CSA 2014
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 4:59 pm 
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I signed up for a CSA this year. I am so excited. I dislike some veggies but I decided to go for it because I've been in a food and cooking rut. Hopefully fruit and veggies in the house will help me eat more veggies and fruits and try things that I wouldn't think to choose myself at the store. I have to wait a few weeks for my first one but reading what other folks are getting is making me so excited!!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:49 pm 
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What did you get and what are you making?

First CSA pick-up for us this week.

a couple small yellow squash
one small zucchini
big bunch of collard greens
red russian kale
lacinato kale
spinach
green leaf lettuce
three cucumbers
green onions
strawberries

Meals for the week:

chili verde from AFR
gardein "turkey" cutlets with grilled squash & zuke and stewed collards
pizza bowl from IDI
black bean burrito bowl from IDI
ranch salad from IDI
strawberry pancakes


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 Post subject: Re: CSA 2014
PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:53 pm 
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you already have squash?!

My most recent box contained:

beet with greens
carrots
new zealand spinach
two heads red leaf lettuce
napa cabbage
garlic scapes
kale
sugar snap peas

I've had beans/cornbread with plentiful fresh garlic scapes
enchildas with lotsa greens
salad w/shredded beets & "chicken"
pasta with steamed kale
I plan on making home-made "ramen" which is basically just veggie broth, garlic, carrots, lots of napa cabbage, and noodles with tamari and sirarcha


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 Post subject: Re: CSA 2014
PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:35 pm 
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There's a csa 2014 thread in the greenhouse!

I got squash last time too! Seems early, but I'm not complaining.

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 Post subject: Re: CSA 2014
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:23 am 
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papercuts wrote:
you already have squash?!


They were tiny and not very many yet, but we got 'em.

couroupita wrote:
There's a csa 2014 thread in the greenhouse!

I got squash last time too! Seems early, but I'm not complaining.


Oops, mods combine maybe? The last one was in here, so it was the only place I searched.


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 Post subject: Re: CSA 2014
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:50 pm 
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ok. i ended up giving the cilantro to my neighbor. i just couldn't get up the nerve. i gagged on a bite of a raw radish, but then the next day i peeled it and it was more tolerable. i put it and some of the spinach into a lentil soup. it was barely noticeable. woot! some bok choy was seared and went on the side of a tofurky kielbasa/sauerkraut sammich, and the other half went into this: http://www.vegkitchen.com/recipes/hoisi ... a-noodles/ (next time i will reduce the noodles to 6 oz. very good though.)


this week's box:
another 4 lettuces
one adult bok choy
another bag of spinach
a bunch of (siberian) kale
a small bunch of what appears to be dandelion greens?
another box of strawberries, but this time they're mostly good to eat. (along with an apology for the moldy and mushy strawberries from last week that a bunch of people must have complained about)

the only thing i'm not familiar with is the dandelion greens.

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 Post subject: Re: CSA 2014
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:25 pm 
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I commiserate. Over a great many years I went from gagging on the smell of cilantro if it was anyway in my vicinity, to loving it. I think repeatedly having a small amount in black bean salsa took me over the original hump. Your dandelion greens may actually be wild chicory - at least most of the dandelion greens sold in grocery stores are. It seems a bit late in the season for true dandelion greens, which are generally harvested well before flowering. Their leaves at harvest stage look very similar.

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 Post subject: Re: CSA 2014
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 3:59 pm 
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The dandelion-y looking greens could maybe be mizuna?


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 Post subject: Re: CSA 2014
PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:42 pm 
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Last week:

~Lettuce
~Escarole (hopefully the last of it!) Had the Vcon recipe over quinoa
~Baby Celery
~Lone Beet
~Baby Carrots
~Kohlrabi (also hopefully the end)
~Cucumbers
~Zephyr Squash (made quesadillas with mushrooms & Beyond Meat strips with the spicy cheesy sauce from VV)

This week:
~Baby Celery
~Cilantro
~Red Potatoes
~Red Onions
~Cucumbers
~Zephyr Squash
~Zucchini (Trying to make noodles out of these tonight for the first time)

Any ideas for a Cucumber hater? I was going to try to pickle some, but these are big honking ones already and from what I've read do not make the best pickles. I did finally pickle the Kohlrabi that was piling up along with some carrots, but haven't had a chance to try them out yet.

I kind of cheated at the market & bought several bunches of baby Bok Choy so I could try IDI's Citrus-Tahini bowl (I've been longing to). Did the same last week by buying asparagus...

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 Post subject: Re: CSA 2014
PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:31 pm 
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Second box of the season:

green curly kale
red russian kale
collard greens
zucchini
yellow squash
pattypan squash
beets with greens attached
broccoli
cherry tomatoes

meal plan:

bacon kale tomato salad from salad samurai
deviled kale salad from salad samurai with baked tofu
seitan and broccoli with BBQ sauce from IDI
grits with slow cooked collards from afro-vegan
tofu fritatta with beet greens & roasted beets on the side
orange tofu and chili lime grilled vegetables (squashes and zuke) from viva vegan

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Any ideas for a Cucumber hater? I was going to try to pickle some, but these are big honking ones already and from what I've read do not make the best pickles. I did finally pickle the Kohlrabi that was piling up along with some carrots, but haven't had a chance to try them out yet.


I like the potato salad from VCON. The cukes mix with the vinegar in the salad and take on a little pickle flavor.


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 Post subject: Re: CSA 2014
PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:19 pm 
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i really like cucumber sandwiches. cut them into little cubes and scoop some vegenaise with some pepper and garlic powder. let sit to absorb. sometimes they make it watery, so i bet it could benefit from being salted/drained after oh, 15 minutes or so before you add the vegenaise. then eat them on little toasts with your pinkie held out

i let the kale sit too long, so i was able to only use about half of the bunch. had it alongside hotdogs.
i still haven't eaten the dandelion greens (i just figured out that we're notified what we're getting in an e-mail the day before. it wasn't obvious, since they're listed in a colored header that i was scrolling past.)
salads, salads, salads
burritos (impromptu freezer cleanout due to accidental unplugging, so we had a bunch of guac to use. we still have some plain avocado packs left.)
we made pad see ew with the last bok choy
and a 16 bean soup with the spinach and some kale from my garden. (some of the spinach went into a scramble.)

we sure are eating our greens, that's for sure.

this week:
4 more lettuces. :-)
raddicchio
kale
more spinach
chard
another box of strawberries.
a nice handful of thyme and oregano
and 3 cute little garlic scapes (i bumped the garlic scape thread yesterday, and i was afraid they were going to be big and fibrous like the ones i had a few years ago. these look like they're going to be nice and tender. i think we'll do another scramble with at least one of them.)

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 Post subject: Re: CSA 2014
PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:19 pm 
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My CSA starts next week! I'm pretty excited. Only bought a half share, don't know if I should have gone for the full....probably not, no matter how many veggies I think we eat, there is only two of us.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:19 am 
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After not doing any CSA related stuff since I got back from school, I ordered a veggie share box from Lancaster Farms Cooperative via freshdirect. I feel like I'm cheating but it's the only way my mom would agree to a CSA share.

I got:
Strawberries
Cilantro
Salanova Lettuce
Young Mixed Lettuce
Frisee
Red Komatsuna Greens
Young Red Russian Kale
Garlic Scapes (!)

I'm really excited that I finally get to try garlic scapes but I'm a bit overwhelmed by all the salad greens/planning meals around salads. I know I will enjoy it and I hope my mom will eat some greens also.


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red Russian Kale
carrots
squash and zucchini (one of each)
cabbage
two heads of lettuce
fennel bulb
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ours starts next week! i guess they are starting a week late this year because of wacky weather. they warned us it starts out slow with a lot of greens then picks up and has more variety later.

so excited!!! we're splitting a "big family" box with my parents.

i think there was mention of strawberries in the first box!

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Decided to restart doing the CSA thing after like 5 years off. Our first pickup is on Thursday. Super conveniently, the same guys I had a CSA with a billion years ago (which I loved) have a pickup site on the street I live on now. Scooooooore.

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Tomorrow! I get to go tomorrow. I have no idea why I am so excited. But I am.

The email said, weather depending, we could be looking at lettuce, garlic, asparagus, rhubarb and maybe strawberries. Considering my huge rhubarb plant at home, I'm guessing it will be a heavy baking week. I hope for strawberries, I do I do!

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i still haven't eaten the dandelion greens. :-( (so much for expanding my horizons. i think if we had gotten the 1/2 share, i would be more likely to eat the unusual stuff. the full share is so full of greens that it takes us the full week to eat them, so we eat the more common stuff first since it's what we're comfortable with. even half of the spinach went yellow or mushy by last night. i guess i either need to figure out which greens can last those 6 days or i should make all of the meals with the greens by day 3 or 4, even if we don't plan on eating them by then.)

i put the herbs in a glass of water and they died within a day. oops.
i did make a scramble with one of the scapes, but they got lost, so then i did a simple saute with the other 2 and some snap peas, and they were much more front and center. they were fascinating!
the chard went in "curried sweet potatoes with chard & chickpeas" on p.106 in wild about greens
the spinach went in "chard with raisins & pecans" on p. 47
i forget what we did with the kale. :-)
and for the first time in these 3 weeks, we actually ate everything! the only thing we have leftover is the 2-week old dandelion greens that are probably going to go in the compost.

this is what we're getting tomorrow (copy/paste, i'm leaving it in all caps cause it's easier)
LETTUCE (of course!)
BROCCOLI
RADICCHIO
SCALLIONS
KALE
CILANTRO
OREGANO
FENNEL (i'm nervous about this, since fennel bulb i have had in the past had been super veiny and the texture turned me off)
COLLARD GREENS

i think this time, i will plan on using the oregano as soon as we pick it up. maybe i'll make a pasta sauce with that and the fennel?

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That really surprises me about the oregano Supercarrot, that's too bad!

This week we got:

~Head of Frisee-type Lettuce (Had in Salads & subbing a bit for arugula)
~Kohlrabi (FINALLY got around to just eating this raw as a side dish; pretty good)
~Red Cabbage (prob. lentil tacos next wknd)
~Cilantro (ditto; hopefully it stays)
~8 Ball Zucchini (will stuff with something next week)
~Yellow Squash (almost another 1lb & a half! I'm putting this in lots of stuff, but it still piles up. Had some on a pizza, made a rice/squash casserole, will make Giardino from IDI & will still have leftovers!)

Also, I'm using last week's potatoes in IDI's Ranch Salad.

Even with squash piling up, I still had to supplement by buying brussels, broccoli & tomatoes. It's just too tempting when there aren't that many entree-type veggies in the box & everything looks so tasty at the market (plus, I just couldn't wait any longer to eat a tomato).

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So I accidentally got my box delivered! Not complaining, but I definitely didn't pay for delivery because the farm is SO close, I could walk to it quickly. The woman delivering it was confused as to why I would pay the extra, that's for sure. Anyway, that got resolved and I have my food!

A few stalks of rhubarb, a pint of strawberries, 4 really lovely tomatoes, a huge head of romaine, a bunch of spinach, and asparagus.

So, I'm thinking orange rhubarb muffins (I have a few old oranges that need using), the new lasagna roll up recipe on the blog for the spinach, and.... I don't know after that. Probably just grill the asparagus.

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