Wednesday, July 7, 2010

CSA Week 5

Okay, so I missed last week and gave the share to a friend. I like giving away a share better than selling it. And my friend took care of the cat, so I really owed her!!

This week we received cherries, one bunch of scallions, broccoli, a bunch of beets, a bunch of dandelion greens (so exciting!!), bok choy, a head of romaine lettuce, one cucumber, one yellow squash, one deliciously delectable and somehow intimidating tomato. What the heck am I going to do with THE FIRST TOMATO OF THE SEASON?? I am going to have a hard time coming up with something good enough in which to use that first tomato. A salad just isn't good enough. This is hard to live up to!

Upon receipt of the veggies, I am pleased to say that I made a new meal and it turned out quite well!! I made yummy ground beef patties with scallions and cumin with rice and a cucumber yogurt sauce. I actually think the kids would eat this. It was super easy.

Ground Beef Patties
Mix one pound of ground beef with
1/4-1/3 cup of breadcrumbs
2-3 scallions
cumin to taste (I used enough to make it the dominant flavor)
granulated garlic, salt and pepper to taste
2 beaten eggs

I mixed everything up and fried the smallish patties in a teaspoon or two of peanut oil. I served them over rice and served with a mix of yogurt, diced cucumbers and scallions with dill and salt to taste. Even DH said this one was a keeper. And he doesn't say that all the time.
And by the way--does anyone have any suggestions for the beets? I really dislike beets, but I am willing to give them another chance....


  1. I enjoy a chilled beet soup in the hot summer months. i'll boil the beets with some cauliflour. Puree with some elephant garlic (it's sweeter) and serve with some caramelized onions. Yum.

  2. I love a cold beet salad with goat cheese, walnuts, and a balsamic vinaigrette. I peel the the beets, boil them, let them cool and then add the other ingredients. Yum!!!