Yes, it's that time of week again, and the CSA fairy has left me a box full of beautiful fruit and veg. In this week's box we have:
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Wednesday, March 26, 2008
- Asparagus (1 pound)
- Mixed baby lettuce (12 ounces)
- Rainbow chard (1 bunch)
- Lacinato kale (1 bunch)
- Minneola tangelos (6)
- Beets (3 plus greens)
- Treviso (1 head)
- Fuji apples (6)
- Russet potatoes (1.5 pounds)
- Nantes carrots (1 bunch)
I'm a bit pressed for time today, so I just did one picture where the produce is more or less thrown together in a pile. I'll download it later this evening (hopefully--like I said, pressed for time, and I can't find my transfer cable).
So what am I doing with all this delicious goodness?
Asparagus: half roasted tonight, half in risotto tomorrow (with a simple salad and roasted bone-in chicken breast). I am SO looking forward to the risotto.
Lettuce: salads, as always.
Chard: I'm trying something out tonight, and it's in the oven as I type this. I'll blog about it if it's good.
Kale: I'll probably do a version of one of my favorite pasta dishes, which calls for broccoli but would probably be great with kale as well. And for the rest (since it's rather a large bunch), maybe just sauteed with some garlic and pancetta.
Minneolas: for eating! Maybe I'll use a couple for juice, but mostly for eating.
Beets: to the fam, as usual.
Treviso: in all likelihood, a redux of the delicious pasta and leek dish from this weekend. Yum!
Apples: eating. Fujis are traditionally my favorite eating apple, although last week's Pink Lady apples might have stolen that title.
Potatoes: no idea yet. The others are keeping well in the fridge, so I might hang onto these until I have occasion to use them.
Carrots: probably for eating and for salads.
All for now! Stay tuned for a picture.
Labels: Locavore living