Friday, July 3, 2009

What we did with CSA box #4 and what's in #5

Here's what we did with the latest from Harmony Valley Farm...

1. Bakewell Tart 2. Chicken with Garlic Scape Pesto 3. Linguine with Spinach, Garlic & Red Pepper 4. Garlic Scape Pesto 5. Radish Tortilla 6. Strawberry Port Sauce 7. Asian Chicken Salad 8. Strawberry Balsamic Jam 9. Lamb Lettuce Wraps 10. Pancakes with Fresh Strawberry Sauce 11. The Box 12. Toppings for Grilled Pizza

A few words on the dishes that don't have links to recipes...

The Linguine, Spinach, Garlic & Red Pepper dish is an easy one that I make when its just me for dinner. Cook about 3 oz pasta. While your pasta is cooking sauté some chopped garlic & red pepper flakes in a generous amount of olive oil. Drain the pasta & return it to the pot. Stir in the garlic, red pepper & olive oil then about 2 cups cleaned spinach. Stir until the heat of the pasta wilt the spinach & serve.

The Chicken Asian Salad is cabbage, scallions & sugar snaps from our garden topped with chicken & almonds. The dressing was a simple mixture of soy sauce, olive oil, sesame oil, salt, pepper & a little sugar.

For the Fresh Strawberry Sauce on the pancakes just mix strawberries with sugar & let them sit at room temperature for at least an hour.

And box #5...
What's in CSA box #5
Strawberries - I have a lot of vanilla ice cream in the freezer calling for fresh strawberry sauce
Sweetheart Cabbage - Matt is craving coleslaw
Romaine Lettuce - Salad & perhaps some wraps
White Scallions - Nothing special planned we use these in a lot of different recipes
Red Beets - Roasted & in salad, yum! I may freeze the greens for use in a soup later
Fennel - Matt wants to grill the bulbs. I'd like to use the greens with fish
Fresh Garlic - A mild garlic to use in everything
Zucchini - Matt says he could have this grilled or sautéed with every meal.
Amaranth - Wikipedia has a good article on how this beautiful leaf is used by many different cultures. I'm thinking in a stir-fry or cooked in a Greek style with olive oil & lemon and served with fish.
Peas - I cooked the peas from our garden quickly in hot oil with a sauce of soy sauce, honey & garlic & it was wonderful. Think I'll do that again.
Salad Mix

Find more ideas on using your CSA box at Cooking Away My CSA.

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Stacey Snacks said...

Beautiful grouping and good week of eats!
Happy 4th of July, Kat!

Lori said...

I love these recaps b/c they always help me catch up on something exciting I may have missed. Sounds like you have some great plans for #5!

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