Monday, June 17, 2013

A Veggie a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

It's that time of year again, CSA time!

We are doing a half share this year, because frankly, it was WAY too much food before. I'm still completely overwhelmed with veggies (who ever thought a vegetarian would say that?!), but not nearly as overwhelmed as the previous year.

We're paired up with One Straw Farm and I'll tell ya, they grow some delicious stuff.

Here's our recent hauls.

Week One:

Swiss Chard
Green Leaf Lettuce
Red Leaf Lettuce
Garlic Scapes
I keep calling the scapes, snapes, because you know, I love me some Harry Potter. :)
What is a scape you ask? I hadn't a clue either.
This is from our CSA person. " Scapes are the early sprouts of garlic -- you will get the heads later on. I like to coat the scapes with olive oil and a little kosher salt and toss them on the grill until they just soften for a mild, soft early summer taste of roasted garlic."
To get through week one, we made a lot of salads. Since I was saladed out for awhile, I then proceeded to throw the kale, strawberries, some blueberries, plain Greek yogurt, honey and orange juice in a blender and serve and enjoy. I loved it. Chad did not. It scared him. Wuss.
I also bought some asparagus, from the same farm. It just wasn't included in the CSA, but we put it to use.


This is a concoction of asparagus, Swiss chard, Parmesan cheese (nom),  lemon and garlic. It was divine.

We've yet to eat the scapes. I informed him we must do so ASAP. 
Week Two:
Rainbow Swiss Chard
Green Leaf Lettuce
Purple Radish
Nevada Lettuce (akin to Romaine)
Looks like I'm making more smoothies!
And thankfully, Chad LOVES broccoli, so I know that will get eaten. 
Also, I've never had a turnip. They make me nervous. This will be new.
What recipes can you suggest for kale, as I have an endless supply? And what did you pick up at the farmers market or in your CSA this week that you're excited about?


  1. My grandmother would make a delicious kale and potato soup. She added Kielbasa sausage too but you could easily omit that! :)

    1. That sounds delish! And easy enough that the hubby and I could both enjoy it! Nom.