Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A Night* with CSA

Every two weeks I pick up a huge box of subscription vegetables
from the local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)...
and I gotta figure out how to use 'em.

The kids like carrots...

and oranges.

 I like swisschard...

....in cream-sauce.

After the kids go to bed...
I get to work.  

With tomatoes:



Eggplant:


Beats:



 More tomatoes:

Pumpkin: 

Pumpkin seeds:

Pumpkin hand:

Cauliflower: 

Squash:




Greens:


kale soup: 

And I'm a tired Mom.  

But dinners and lunches are so easy...


for about two weeks...


and then we start the process all over again ;)

I subscribe to a fabulous, organic, family friendly farm near by and love the people there to death!

-CK

*note:  I like to think that I could do this all in one night but usually it takes me a several nights/days to work through all the vegetables... if I'm lucky ;)

18 comments:

Kristina P. said...

You are a veggie master! I don't believe I've ever had Swiss chard. I assume it has a neutral taste?

Domestic Goddess said...

Wow, you should be a tired mom. That is amazing. You are using some things I have never even tasted.

Linda

Abbie said...

Trying to convince my husband of the value and joys of the CSA. He doesn't have faith that I will find ways to use all the different veggies and fruits. Jealous that you get to enjoy all of the beautiful looking bounty!

My name is Becka said...

Pumpkin hand! Ha!

Julia Smith said...

Hi - I've popped over from Domestic Goddess. Love the pumpkin hand and tired mom shots!

I am Harriet said...

Wonderful! Loved the pictures!

Have a great day!
http://harrietandfriends.com/2010/11/stuff-you-dont-see-everyday/

andreamichelle said...

I think this is a great idea.

Jocelyn Christensen said...

Ah, that's awesome. I'v got some tomatoes to can, speaking of...

Monica said...

Wow - I plan to do this with our local CSA next growing season. Do you juice ? or just blend? I'm buying a juicer this week. Any good blogs you recommend ?
Thanks Monica
discovertheirgifts.blogspot.com

Holly said...

I used to do this...back when I did not cook - go figure! I keep meaning to "subscribe" again because I think we would have so much fun with all these veggies now!

the sleepy time gal said...

i love it! we really want to do a csa program next year. LOVE the photos.

Liz said...

What a cool thing and great opportunity! I'm really unaware of what CSAs are and where they can be found.

Erin said...

ok seriously, that is a talent! Not only would I not know how to DO veggies in all those ways, but dang I couldn't EAT veggies done all those ways! LOL

What I Did Today said...

What!!!! I'm impressed. And I really need to find a farm like that. Too cool. Maybe you could do a post about how you found this CSA? And how others can find one in their area? And how it works? Just maybe. :)

Melodie said...

That's such a good idea. One I've always meant to do but still haven't. Except when they were babies I guess. Thanks for posting up at Vegetarian Foodie Fridays!

Sue said...

You are one heck of a woman! And you're going to have the healthiest kids in town if you keep that up.

What a wonderful gift you are giving your family!

=)

Catherine Anne said...

Such an awesome idea! I'm eating more fruits and veggies now and it makes a HUGE difference in my energy, health, skin, etc. and using organic/local foods is even better! You are incredible!

Liz said...

I have thought and thought and thought about joining a CSA and after this post I think I just may go ahead and do it!

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