Thursday, July 12, 2012

Kale, Kale, the Gang's All Here!

This week's bushel is AMAZING! The photo below does not do it justice. Seriously, you have to understand just how deep this bounty is. This is the 2nd week into the CSA with Confreda Farms and I'm still like a giddy school girl when I open up my box of goodies. For those of you who know me well, you are probably scratching your heads saying, "But there's no chocolate in the box, Beck!" That's how excited I am! Veggies are my new candy! (In case you don't believe me, I brought a 1/2 pint of cherry tomatoes to work tonight as a snack and didn't go near the vending machine. That is progress!)

Does this box make my broccoli look wide?
In your box this week, you might find kale, broccoli, Swiss Chard, tomatoes, cabbage, squash, and cucumbers. Do you know what to do with it all?

Our new CSA Mantra. Repeat after me:

Share it, Store it, Cook it, Freeze it, or Eat it. 
NEVER throw it away!
Weekly storage tips:

Kale:  Click here
Broccoli: Click here
Swiss Chard: Click here
Tomatoes:  Click here
Cukes: Click here!
Golden beets: Click here
Squash: Click here

My mom used to saute Swiss Chard in olive oil and garlic as a side dish but I thought I'd take my chard to a new level.  I usually make a spinach pizza so I thought, why not a Swiss Chard pizza?  I found a recipe on the internet that is strikingly like my spinach recipe pizza, only it uses Swiss Chard. Click here for Mehan's Swiss Chard Pizza. I made this today and it is delicious!  My 2 little boys gobbled it up. I am not joking. And for a Swiss Chard Quinoa Cake recipe, click here. This girl Mehan really knows her Chard!

More recipes in the next blog. I promise.  The week is not over, my friends!

If you are new to this blog, welcome and please share your comments below.
I'd love to hear from you and what you are doing with your CSA bounty!
Title credits to Ray Aubin!

1 comment:

Debra Turner said...

I love veggies, Becky! Sounds healthy-delicious! Nothin' wrong with that.