Last week's CSA box from Doe Run Farms was amazing, and almost all of my food experiments turned out well. So I've been looking forward to this week's box and secretly hoping for one vegetable in particular.
Do you see them?
CARROTS! Who hooo! We got 2 lovely, super sweet, and crunchy bunches of CARROTS!
Also in the box:
2 bok choy, 2 kohlrabi (without their tops this time), 2 bunches of radishes, 2 bunches of turnips, 2 bunches of beets, 1 pepper, kale
extra peppers and eggplant
After cleaning and prepping my veggies for storage, the very first thing I made was more of the lovely radish leaf pesto that we all loved so much last week. It is made with radish leaf, olive oil, garlic, almonds, lemon zest and Parmesan cheese.
This has always been my favorite time of the year and to honor the soon to be changing leaves, I've altered the look of The Elusive Bobbin. I've also changed my banner. I can't say how long they will be this way, but I think I like it for now.
On a side note, do you remember the owl baby shower cake I made for a friend? Well the little egg hatched Monday afternoon, and I had the great pleasure of holding little Miss Samantha today. She and mom are doing fabulous.
It works by the us, the consumer, purchasing a "share" in advance of the harvest. In exchange for our money, we get about half a bushel of farm fresh produce delivered once a week, for a specified number of weeks, to a drop site near our home.
This is what our first week's box included:
2 pak choy (might be bok choy), 7 beets, 4 radishes, 3 kohlrabi, 2 red bell peppers, 1 tomato, one onion, 2 sweet potatoes, 2 bunches of arugula, plus freebies (eggplants and banana peppers)
So far (in 3 days), I've used 1 1/2 of the choys and the radish bottoms to make my first ever kim chi. I used the radish tops to make a pesto that is out of this world. We've also managed to do away with the tomato, eggplant, and banana pepper (in a ratatouille), half of the beet greens (in a brown rice casserole) and one bunch of arugula in an omelet.
Well, it is 5:30 a.m. on a Sat. morning, the car is packed, I am awake, and have already downed my first cup of coffee. That must mean the historical event season has begun. Today, I'll be demonstrating apple dolls in Hartselle, AL at the: Southland Flywheelers
Antique Tractor and Engine Fall Show and History Expo
if your in the area, be sure to stop by
1715 Hwy 36 East
map Admission: Kids 5 and under Free Kids 6-13 $2 Adults $5 If you already met me at the show, Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog. You can find tutorials for making apple heads here. Before you leave, please take a moment be sure to browse around the blog and see my other crafts and hobbies like silk worm rearing and cake decorating. Then hop on over to the Historic Cooking Guild of Madison County Blog.