Wednesday, July 3, 2013

CSA Week 5

This week, I was determined to love all the veggies that we got. Super determined. I was going to be the ultimate success at joyfully using my vegetable delivery. I really dream big.

This week we got:
Sweet corn
Carrots
Grape Tomatoes
Sweet onion
Fresh garlic
Purple Viking Potatoes
Blueberries

First of all, a follow up on the pickles made with small cucumbers from last week- they were great! Not too pickle-y, very salty, and very crunchy. Nick did a great job. Also, they conveniently fit in an empty olive jar, so we didn't have to worry about permanently making any plastic containers reek of dill and vinegar. Yum.



Sweet corn
Sweet. Delicious. Tricky to grill. We had 2 rounds of it (6 ears between 2 people is a lot of corn) cooked like this (side note: this guy is super cool and probably didn't really expect he'd become an internet celebrity with his clever microwave techniques). The third serving we had hoped to grill and started looking into it. It's a little confusing whether you should grill it with or without husk, cook it first, char it, or what. Nick ended up husking it and grilling it. It got nice char marks but wasn't quite cooked correctly. It was still tasty!

Carrots
Some went in coleslaw, some went in my tummy.

Grape Tomatoes
Delicious, perfect, tiny tomatoes. I ate them all (I'm a veggie hog).

Sweet onion
I think this also went in coleslaw? It's an onion, it was probably eaten and enjoyed.

Fresh garlic
Currently sitting in the fridge, waiting to be used for...something. The fresh garlic is a lot milder and we end up using a lot more of it at one time. We used almost an entire head from last week's delivery to sautee and add to veggie burgers (made with TVP). It is a lot of volume for a comparable amount of normal "cured" garlic flavor.

Purple Viking Potatoes
These are patiently waiting use in post-long run potato frenzy.

Blueberries
In my mouth. Some of them blew (ha! blew! blue!) me away, some were mild, all were perfect and ripe.

Nothing too groundbreaking this week, no really adventurous cooking. Adventure goes out the window when I get busy (9 days until the reception ahhhhhh!). It will resume later. Or when I get some really off the wall veggie that I need to be creative with. Tomatoes and corn are too easy. 

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