CSA Share #2 – How we used it

As I mentioned before this is what our second share included…

  • Onions
  • Kohlrabi
  • Baby pac choi
  • Basil
  • Sorrel
  • Jalapenos
  • Head lettuce
  • Lettuce mix
  • Braising mix
  • Kale
  • Radishes
  • Plus Eggplant, which was not in our share but we bought extra because it looked good!

This meal we had grilled ribeye steak, homemade eggplant and potato chips, sweet potato fries, bacon/onion/cream cheese stuffed jalapenos, and head lettuce salad with tomato, peppers and carrot.  Joe was in charge of the steaks and the chips… the steaks were amazing and the chips were good but they didn’t turn out as crunchy as Joe was hoping.  I was in charge of the peppers, salad, and fries. The peppers were from our share, our own plant and the store, the fries were just frozen from a bag and the salad actually got washed correctly (unlike last time where it was extra crunchy from leftover dirt) and was good today because Joe let me buy a salad spinner and I was extra careful! We also came home with a new mandolin which helped Joe cut the chips evenly. The rabbit got the very center piece and stalk of lettuce and there is a bit leftover for us to eat in another salad, probably tomorrow night!

This meal consisted of BBQ chicken sandwiches (the chicken went into the crockpot before I went to work in the morning), garlic/onion (the onion and the onion greens too)/homemade chicken stock braised mixed greens, baked gold potatoes with butter and sour cream, and the last of the head lettuce with red onion, broccoli, carrot, tomato, and red bell pepper.

This meal was a dud for us unfortunately.  It was supposed to be rice noodles with egg/ginger/garlic/onion/kale ‘nuggets’ but it just didn’t work out right so we ate some and then ate frozen pizza instead! This did use up all the kale and the rest of the onions though.  Cora thoroughly enjoyed eating it and she got all of the leftovers!

This meal was much, much safer than the last.  It was just a normal spaghetti and meatballs kind of night but with added sorrel and extra basil, some CSA some from our plants, in the sauce! Safe and for sure edible!

This has been one of my favourite suppers recently.  The roast was cooked in the crockpot for 10 hours all day while we were working so it was flaky.  The rice was veggie rice cooked in homemade chicken broth with carrot, radish, red onion, tomato, and red/orange pepper. Then we also had ginger/garlic steamed pac choi and broccoli.  Go here for that recipe, I thought it was tasty and would make it again.

This last meal was to finish up our greens.  They were braised again, with bacon and beef stock, and went along with bacon sandwiches and corn/black bean veggie mix.  The one thing we didn’t use this week was kohlrabi and that was because we ran out of time.  Joe went out of town and I had a couple plans for it but it isn’t my favourite veggie (I cant find a good way to cook it) so by the time I went to use it it was all soft so I gave it to the chickens. They loved it and it wasn’t wasted.  Next week if we get one I will make sure to use it!


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