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CSA Week 3

I still have a recipe from last week’s CSA to post, as well as an update as to what we used all the yummy stuff for, but the last week of school has been kicking my butt.

Today was the last day for teachers, so I get to sleep in tomorrow!

When I got to the depot, they were short volunteers, so I grabbed an apron and manned the small veggie station. The cool thing about volunteering is that if you are there at the end, you often get handed extra food: stuff from shares people didn’t pick up, stuff that the soup kitchen won’t take, etc. So this week’s share is extra-big, which is good, because there is no share on July 4th.

On to the food!

Week 3

 

Actual Share: 1 Napa Cabbage, 1 Kohlrabi, Collard Greens as the choice, 1 bag pea tendrils, 1 head lettuce, 1 box strawberries, 1 box cherries, and a wedge of cheddar I forgot to put in the photo.

Extras: 2 bundles of kale, 1 bag of pea tendrils, 1 box of cherries.

Dinner tonight will be salads with chicken, last week’s feta, the lettuce, and pea tendrils.

CSA Week 2

Week 2

More strawberries, garlic scapes, fennel, bok choi, tomatoes, beets, and the cheese share started today!

The cooler said take 1 chevre and 1 feta, which I did. Unfortunately for me, and fortunately for Carl, I grabbed chipotle chevre instead of regular chevre.

I keep forgetting that red is nature’s danger color. Should have grabbed the blue label.

(C disagrees, and is quite happy with my mix-up)

Stay tuned for when we figure out what the heck we’re going to do with this week’s haul. I am looking for suggestions on what to do with fennel beyond soup, and what I can do with strawberries being grain free and not owning a blender.  (Please see the library page for the explanation of the great blender incident)

Strawberry Rhubarb Tarts

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The fruit share this week was a pint of strawberries and a pound of rhubarb. I realized that I had never actually had rhubarb, much less cooked with it, and C doesn’t really like sweets, so I was on my own.

Cue the Lazywebs!

I asked my friends on facebook what a gluten/grainfree person could do with strawberries and rhubarb that was not pie.

I got a bunch of suggestions for compotes, shakes, crisps, etc.

One friend posted the following recipe, which I took as a basis for winging it: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/curtis-aikens/strawberry-rhubarb-sauce-recipe/index.html

I didn’t have any regular sugar in the house, but I did have brown sugar, so I used the smaller amount of sugar, a little extra water, and started boiling my rhubarb.

I followed the recipe to the end, when I decided that I wanted these to be a little more solid than sauce. So I threw in a packet of knox gelatine, poured them off into cupcake cups, and threw them into the fridge.

They are incredibly bright-tasting, very good, and came out in a slightly more solid than pudding texture. I froze about half of them to use later, and had one for desert last night. I think I will take them as part of my school lunch for the next week.

Yum!

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