Saturday, January 9, 2010


So, the CSA started up this week. I have to admit, in years past, I was happy for my two-to-four month hiatus. Those weeks when I could just go to the farmstand or market, pick the same stuff every week (potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, onions) and cook the same things at home for dinner. No thought required (steamed broccoli, aloo gobi, fried potatoes and onions).

This past year, however, I did just fine. I think because the amounts we get at the CSA have gone down a bit, and there are now three of us eating the veggies. It makes it much easier to finish our share every week. Plus, I know how to cook most things by now. This is our 10th year.

Still, it was a short break (8 weeks?) This week's share was lettuce, red cabbage, large turnips, carrots, kale, cilantro, lemons, long onions...I think that's it. It's quite a large volume of food. To start (well, after the kale chips), we have salad.

I love salad. Fresh, raw and tasty. This salad has romaine from the farm. Carrots, mandarins and avocados, both from my new boss's tree (who needs a bonus when you get avos and mandarins...). Olives, walnuts, blue cheese, sun-dried tomatoes. I used a balsamic dressing (homemade), but next time I might use some of the lemon juice. I swear I never get lemons when I want them, and now I have four.


Joanne said...

I can't wait to join a CSA this summer because it means I will be forced to eat a wide variety of veggies instead of the same ones over and have gotten me pumped for it!

I have a love/hate relationship with salads. My mom always made boring ones with lettuce, tomato, and dressing. That's it. So I hate those.

But I LOVE interesting salads with all of those yummy toppings that you listed. Delicious.

Marcia said...

A salad without some sort of fat (nuts, cheese, avo, olives...or in my case, all 4) isn't worth eating.

Anonymous said...

I love salads too! Tonight I am gonna roast some veges and throw them on a salad.