Iron Creek CSA, Weeks 7 and 8

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August 19, 2010 at 6:00 am

I don’t know whether to say that it’s already been 8 weeks or that it’s only been 8 weeks. That’s one-third of the way through! Some days it is a joy to see all of the produce, but on others I feel that the produce are zombies, slowly sucking the life out of me. Regardless of my mood, after we eat the fresh fruits and veggies and realize how lucky we are to have such fresh and flavorful produce at our fingertips.

Here’s what we received on Week 7:

Iron Creek CSA, week 7

  • cantaloupe
  • Boston butter lettuce x 2
  • heirloom tomatoes x 2
  • bell peppers x 3
  • leek
  • tomatoes on the vine
  • cucumbers x 3
  • red onion
  • sungold tomatoes
  • blackberries
  • summer squash x 3
  • corn x 4

We had company over this week and made some french toast with brioche from Floriole, eggs from Twin Oaks, and made a sauce with the blackberries. Corn was eaten the day we got them and the day after. The bell peppers were roasted on the stove top and used in various salads, as were much of the other produce. The cantaloupe was very sweet and we enjoyed that for snacks throughout the week.

Here’s what we received on Week 8:

Iron Creek CSA, week 8

  • watermelon
  • bell peppers x 2
  • heirloom tomatoes x 3
  • cherry tomatoes
  • blackberries
  • summer squash x 3
  • oak leaf lettuce x 2
  • cucumbers x 3
  • red onion
  • white onion
  • eggplant
  • corn x 4
  • very small jalapeno
  • arbol (?) chiles x 2

We just got this last Saturday and we’re eating our way through it. The corn was eaten right away again. The peppers were roasted and put into a salad with the onions and lettuce and dressed with a creamy queso anejo dressing we got from a Rick Bayless cookbook.  Tomatoes have been eaten with some Brunkow mozzarella and basil from our back porch.

Offbeat question: Can I make refrigerator pickles in plastic containers, or do they have to be glass? I don’t even like pickles, but I’d hate for the cucumbers to go to waste…

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One Comment

  1. Wendy Aeschlimann says:

    I don’t see why you can’t make refrigerator pickles in plastic containers. Go for it!

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