Monday, June 20, 2011

csa week two

muth family farm's organic csa week 2: swiss chard, fennel, curled kale, purslane, savoy cabbage, bok choy, lettuce, scallions, eight-ball squash and zucchini

for lunch i made a smoothie with purslane. purslane contains more omega-3's than any other leafy vegetable plant. i like the flavor it adds to my smoothies and it's something different from the usual greens. 

with the savoy cabbage, or curly cabbage as i like to call it, i whipped up philip mccluskey's simple herb cole slaw. usually i make it with basil and cilantro but this time i tried my homegrown garlic, dill and caraway seeds.

i'm about ankle-deep in zucchini - not quite knee-deep or up-to-my-elbows -  yet!  last week i made fried "zucchini parmesan-less' and pizza with zucchini sliced length-wise as the base. both were scrumptious. 

 zucchini pizza with walnut "sausage"

following a suggestion from my blogging buddy kt, i tried raw squash blossoms stuffed with my cashew cheese. though they were very tasty, i don't think i'll be making them again. there were too many ants and ladybugs living in the blossoms that had to be relocated, so i'll stick to just eating the fruit.=)

for dinner i decided to make a veggie burger with zucchini, similar to "beet this burger". zucchini took the place of the cooked oats. it was very good, though there was quite a bit of chopping and shredding. the recipe was doubled to make eight patties, and six were frozen for three other meals, which made the labor worth it.=)

pre-cooked patty

looks a little like raw meat, doesn't it?!

11 comments:

  1. Looks like your kale has a ponytail:)

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  2. gorgeous pic of the csa items. i am so excited for my flat of strawberries on wednesday! and i'm hoping for beets too, since they were at the farmers market last weekend :) :) :)

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  3. Mmmm mmmm mmm! Looks amazing. I've never had purslane before. I should find some and try it!

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  4. david wolfe would be very supportive of those ants and bugs in the blossoms.

    i have had blossoms at restaurants too, maybe they have a trick to getting off the bugs.

    i like purslane too! i love getting in unique veggies and greens like that.

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  5. I got me a juicer yesterday and the Cinderoo and I cleaned out the fridge last night and basked in the sweetest concoction ever. Soooo good. Can't wait for more tonight.

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  6. Looks great! Ive gotta try those burgers, they are my favorite color and all! ;)

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  7. I am not part of a CSA but I do get produce delivered and its so exciting each time my box arrives!!! :)

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  8. I love your CSA sculpture! Glad you tried the squash blossoms- I might have not been as patient with the bug removal.

    Everything looks so scrumptious. :) I've been on a major veggie burger kick as well. Delightfully Raw's hemp burgers are amazing.

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  9. jane, ha, it was the "hairy" fennel!=)

    rick, have fun with those strawberries!

    lisa, i'd never heard of it until a friend introduced me. in some areas it grows as a weed!

    thanks lela! xoxo

    bitt, does david wolfe eat bugs?

    clint, yay for your new juicer!

    lauren, the beet makes all the difference.=)

    rawkinmom, a box of surprise veggies sounds very exciting!

    kt, thanks! setting up my veggies for a picture is almost as fun as picking them out. the bug removal was crazy. i thought i got them all in the garden, then found more when i was in the kitchen. i was in out of the house putting ants back. never again.=)

    carmi's hemp burgers are the best - they're next on my list to make.

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  10. Kelli...would you cook dinner for me tonight? Pretty please?

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