This week, Paul and Danielle are out of town, so I got the whole share. I picked out potatoes, radishes, chard and kale. The kale will get blanched and frozen for use when the cold weather sets in — I’ve got a couple of recipes that sound good. The chard I’ll eat this weekend, with some black gold cherry tomatoes from another farm, and possibly also the cranberry beans I grabbed. The potatoes, who knows but they’ll wind up in something. I have no idea what I’ll do with the radishes. I picked them mostly because this summer, I kept reading about “delicious, peppery radishes,” but they’ve never tasted like anything much to me. I figure if that’s still the case with radishes straight from the farmer, then I can officially continue to ignore them.
In addition to all that, I grabbed onions and garlic, some Ginger Gold apples for baking and some Jonamacs (I think) for lunches. Plus a bag of coffee from Zeke’s, where the guy was very helpful and friendly. I get overwhelmed by all the different regional varieties, and mentioned I was looking for something to serve with brunch. He suggested their Montebello Reserve blend, which I am enjoying now.
This week I picked up a bunch of rainbow chard, and three small purple bell peppers.
While we were at the market, I also got a cinnamon swirl (croissant dough with cinnamon & sugar) for breakfast. While I was disappointed to see the last of the heirloom tomatoes (just a few left) I was very excited to see bins upon bins of apples at the Reid’s stand. I picked up a few different varieties and a couple of pears as well.
This week I got a little box of potatoes and a couple of striped eggplants.
I also picked up more heirloom tomatoes, 10 pounds of peaches and a box of green grapes (from Reid’s Orchard, I have never been disappointed with anything from them). Top that off with some red bell peppers and some onions and that was more than enough to carry.
The peaches, onions and peppers are all going into a chutney (more later). The rest of it I have no big plans for.
For the CSA, once again this week we are splitting a watermelon and a half-dozen ears of corn. I also picked up another bunch of rainbow chard. I think I will blanch and freeze half of it, since I didn’t quite make it through all of last week’s and I’m eating out at least two nights next week.
In addition, I picked up more heirloom tomatoes (so delicious!) and some peaches. The Reid’s farm folks said they should still have peaches for the next couple of weeks, which is a good thing. I’m hoping to make a peach chutney and perhaps some freezer jam.
For this week’s share, we’re splitting yet another watermelon. They are unbelievably delicious and I don’t think I will ever want to have anything to do with grocery store watermelon in the future. I also got a yellow bell pepper and a bunch of swiss chard. Elsewhere at Waverly, I picked up a few more heirloom tomatoes and a half pound of arugula. This week I’m planning to do some flatbread pizzas with most of the veggies, and probably work the arugula into sandwiches for lunch.
Last week, I had gotten a quart of half and half from South Mountain Creamery, mainly because I needed it for coffee when I got home and didn’t want to have to go back out. Thank heaven for my recent laziness–I don’t think I’ve ever had half and half that’s this creamy. It’s a good thing the price is comparable to getting it at the grocery store, because I’m a convert now, and will probably try their milk soon. Mostly, I use milk in my baking, so I’m not sure I’ll make that switch as well, but we’ll see.
Forever falling behind. I’m hoping the addition of a WordPress posting app to my Android phone (more to come on that soon) will help me at least keep up with posting what I come home with each week, and then the recipes can come later. Continue reading
This week, I picked up a delicious bunch of fresh arugula and some beets. The arugula provided three tasty salads incorporating pecans, fresh cherries, white beans and balsamic vinegar. This is something I often make with dried cranberries, and the cherry version was wonderful as well. (Though it could have used some goat cheese. I never got to the grocery store for it.) The beets I actually haven’t eaten yet, as I spent a lot of the week trying to catch up with veggies left over from the week before.
This week, Paul & Danielle are taking the whole share as I’m out of town; next week when they’re gone, I’ll take the whole thing!