Friday, December 25, 2009

A Merry CSA Meal

Our Christmas Day meal was based on the 12/17 CSA box items. And it was delicious!

That's scalloped potatoes using potatoes and onions from the box; a salmon prepared with onions and parsley from the box; steamed broccoli and cauliflower from the box; and salad using greens from the box. We also used local tomatoes--three late-bloomers from our own yard.

Hope you're eating good things over the school break!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

CSA Frittata

Since Penny asked what we do with our CSA veggies...

CSA deliveries are Thursday. Wednesday night, we clear out space in our refrigerator for the incoming produce.  Many weeks, that means whatever veggies we have left over go into one giant frittata.

Start by sauteing chopped veggies in oil, throwing the items in order of longest cooking times.

When the veggies are cooked through (but not overly soft) pour in eggs scrambled with a little bit of milk or water.  We typically use 6-8 omega-3 enriched eggs in order to cover the veggies.

Cover and reduce the heat.

When the eggs are almost done, you can dot some goat cheese on the top.  Cover again until the goat cheese melts into gooey goodness.

Serve with your favorite whole grain.  It's a 15 minute meal if you use a rice cooker with a timer for your grain.

Leftover frittata is wonderful for breakfast.

Lincoln Box contents, 17 December

Now we're set for the holiday break, with apples, potatoes, onions, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, butter lettuce, a box of baby spinach and a box of mixed greens, and a nice bunch of parsley. Potatoes and onions--that's the start of a nice big casserole dish of scalloped potatoes for the visiting relatives. What will you make with your box of goodies this time?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Lincoln CSA Box for 12/3/09

A nice supply of kitchen basics this time--celery, broccoli, green beans, potatoes, apples, baby carrots, baby Maui onions, cilantro, lettuce, spinach. What to do, what to do, on a cool night in the Beach Cities....
We had peanut stew tonight, with rice and lime and curry-style spices, and a whole lot of fresh vegetables.... made the house smell good and tasted great too. It's stew season, and the CSA box is full of possibilities in that direction.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Dates of Holiday Hiatus

The last delivery for the calendar year will take place Thursday, December 17, 2009.

Delivery resumes Thursday, January 14, 2010.

Please place your orders for the remainder of December by 8 AM Friday, December 6.

I will send out the January/February 2010 order forms via email to people who have subscribed within the last 6 months.  New subscribers can email me for the 2010 form or download the December 2009 from the link to the upper left.