Bloggin’ My CSA: #9 Looks Like Fall

October 16, 2009 at 5:22 pm

Delivery eight went down pretty easy. The mystery green was indeed mizuna, which I don’t much care for. It makes a decent bitter green salad, but there’s only so much of it a person can eat.

Everything else was pretty standard. My kids loved the pears. We still have some cabbage left, a good portion of it went into “The World’s Best Braised Green Cabbage” from Molly Stevens’ All About Braising. It is the single best green cabbage recipe I know of, but it must be followed to the letter. Overall, a great book.

Did you sign up for a winter CSA yet?.

We’re approaching the end, and you tell by looking at this box

What’s in there?

  • Leeks I love leeks. My wife really loves when I fry them in olive oil to make little crispy leek rings for a fish garnish.
  • Cilantro: Again, herbs are always welcome.
  • Tomatoes: One is severely under-ripe and will be fried.
  • Peppers. Bell peppers and jalapeƱos. One is useless, the other is useful. Faithful readers know how I feel.
  • Garlic I was once a garlic fanatic. I now appreciate garlic well enough to know not to use so much of it. Still, it’s always welcome.
  • Mustard greens long and slow with pork fat is the way to go here.
  • Carrots Beauties!
  • Red onions
  • Sweet potatoes The longest, skinniest ones I’ve ever seen.
  • Squash The sure sign of fall. One butternut, one acorn. I love acorn squash.
  • Jar of apple cider jelly Tasty on toast.

One more delivery!