Monday, January 12, 2009

CSA weeks 4 and 5

We missed week 4 because we were in Seattle, but arranged for some friends to benefit from our loss. Here's what we missed:
  • Red Round or French Breakfast Radishes
  • Red Round Tomatoes
  • Arugula
  • Baby Bok Choy
  • Parsley
  • Monroe Avocado
  • Sugarcane
  • Salad Mix: pei tsai, red kale, tatsoi, frisee, mixed lettuces
  • Acorn Squash
  • Carambola
  • Green Beans
Aww, we missed Sugarcane!

Here's week 5:
  • Corn (2)
Grilled, served with butter and rough Inca salt that our old housemate brought back from Peru.
  • Pei Tsai
  • Eggplant
Once again, excellent baba ghanoush. Until Ase jumped up and started scarfing it during M's birthday party. Bad dog!
  • Komatsuna
This was really good. Wilted for about 10 seconds in boiling water, dressed with mirin, rice vinegar, sesame oil, chili paste, and black and white sesame seeds.
  • Callaloo
We've finally found a way to make Callaloo taste good!!! Adapted from this. Cook up some onion and garlic, with a 1/4 habanero and some thyme. Add a can of chopped tomatoes, then place the chopped Callaloo on top to steam, stirring after about 5 minutes, for a total of 15 minutes, then rest 15 and enjoy. This was served as a side to a West Indian Goat Curry. Also: pressure cooker worked much better on the goat than last time's braising.
  • Chard
Cooked up with bacon and linguine in a pasta. Was good but not great. Actually, too much bacon!
  • French Breakfast Radish w/tops
At most of them with a bit of butter and salt in the morning. The rest went into salad.
  • Scallions
Went into various things. Some leftover actually. Go Green Bags! (sound)
  • Grapefruit (2)
M ate. I don't really care for them.
  • Green Bell Pepper
Sliced and cooked with some garlic, chili powder and onion in UFO Hefeweisen on the grill with some brats. Very good.
  • Carambolas (2 + 1 extra)
Not sure, I've been meaning to make some fancy desert but haven't gotten around to it. Probably will just slice and serve over ice cream. Will make a coulis if I can.


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