The CSA got more interesting this week

For those of you not interested in fresh produce and the cooking thereof, you may skip down to my latest post on The Geography of Literature.

Although I have enjoyed all of our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) produce since it started for the season on May 12th, this past week’s pick-up really made my eyes light up and my mouth water. It was also the first week of our fruit share.

Besides the usual salads and such, I’ve had a lot of fun playing with the produce this week. I made fava beans with mint that was delicious and made me wish I had gotten more favas. And then yesterday I made a fantastic warm German pototato salad using the new potatoes, the onions, and some of the dill from last week. I used the same dressing to wilt the radicchio. Yummy.

Organic unsweetened applesauce, two kinds of lettuce, a bulb of fennel, broccoli, salad greens
new pototatoes, fava beans, onions, head of radicchio, mint, cherries.

6 thoughts on “The CSA got more interesting this week

  1. Brenna June 19, 2011 / 6:28 pm

    I could go for some of that warm potato salad that you made – sounds delicious.


  2. Teresa June 19, 2011 / 6:53 pm

    As a CSA fan, I'm enjoying this little series. My CSA-based recipe yesterday was a Spanish potato omelet that I've made before and absolutely love.

    If you had beets as well as fennel, I could share a great beet and fennel salad recipe. I never knew I liked beets until I started working wit fresh ones.


  3. tuulenhaiven June 19, 2011 / 8:24 pm

    Oh my gosh, I can't believe you get cherries!! Lucky. :)


  4. Susan in TX June 20, 2011 / 12:40 pm

    It all looks and sounds delicious! Please educate me, though. What are fava beans? Is that what I see in the picture between the potatoes and onions?


  5. Michele June 24, 2011 / 1:38 am

    I would be all over that fennel! Oh, and the cherries. Love community gardens – we don't have fennel though….


  6. Thomas at My Porch June 24, 2011 / 9:02 am

    Brenna: It really was delicious if I do say so myself.

    Teresa: Spanish potato omelet sounds great. This week we got golden beets. They are beautiful but they are one of the few veggies that I truly don't like. John loves them, however, so I fed them all to him.

    Tuulenhaiven: I neither like nor dislike cherries, but they were fun to get. We got more this week this time with blueberries.

    Susan: Fava beans are the things in the pods. They are a fairly large broad bean and taste a bit like edamame.

    Michele: For some reason I never got to the fennel and I think it may have lost its mojo. Feels a bit rubbery now.


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