This was last week’s haul. We get a share every other week. It’s certainly getting colder (though, not quite fall in Florida). All of the greens are back – radishes again, mustard greens, and some weird bok choy/kale hybrid (can you help identify it?). The eggplants are getting smaller and smaller. I fear we’ve seen the last of them this year. We got the best cherry tomatoes I’ve ever had. They were gone too quickly. I didn’t even have time to put them on a salad. They were just snacks.
We bought more apples from the apple guy. Yes, we have an apple guy. We look foward to seeing him each fall. The apples weren’t part of the CSA. It’s gotten a bit cooler in the past week. Today the high is 80. So I think we’ll start to see squash and pumpkins in our share.
I’m still stumped with what to do with these mustard greens. I like their taste, but after a few bites, I’m just a little sick of them. I have the same problem with actual mustard. We roasted the radishes, which is the best way to eat them.
I’m off to run 11 miles (what?!) before it gets too warm. I’m running a half-marathon in two weeks.
Last week’s CSA haul brought us lots of greens. I didn’t start eating greens, or liking them for that matter, until about a year ago. This week I ate my first mustard greens and radish greens thanks to this share. An earlier haul this year introduced me to beet greens, which are my favorite so far.
Oh, and do you see? Oyster mushrooms? Yes, please! I felt like I hit the jackpot. We also received sweet potatoes and more eggplant, which we are thoroughly sick of eating by now.
I’m excited for this Fall’s harvest. Even though everything is still green around here, we bought our first apples of the season, so it can’t be too long for Fall.
This week our CSA included:
green onions, oranges, beets, lots of strawberries, rainbow chard, and lettuce. We picked up some cherry tomatoes at the farmer’s market, as well.
I’ve never really cooked with beets. So, I look forward to the challenge. I plan on making a beet cake to ease into it, because when in doubt, add chocolate.
I’m just a few days away from running my 10k. It’s on Saturday. I’m nervous, but ready to get it over with. My body is sick of being perpetually sore and t’s getting too hot to run in the evenings after work. With that being said, I’ve been having a great time competing with myself and comparing my distances and times with each progressing week. And I’m still entirely amazed that I can run 6.2 miles. Also, I have the most supportive friends.
I stopped in the store and picked up a pack of Abita Strawberry (limited release). This is the first time I’ve seen it in stores, but I had it when we went to the Abita Brewery. I know it’s not champagne, but can I drink it with a few of the strawberries from the CSA? I bet it will be amazing.
Ryan and I bought a CSA share from a local farm, so we’ll be getting fresh veggies every other week. We visited the farm yesterday, which made it all the more meaningful.
This week’s haul included fresh carrots, kale, swiss chard, strawberries, cilantro, and green beans.
Needless to say it was a big day for all of us.
Watson found a new home in the CSA bag.
Watson got stuck in his new home.
Riley got a special kale treat.
And Watson was jealous.