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?!


  1. 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 :) :) :)

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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


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