Wednesday, August 18, 2010

CSA Week 11

Holy Mackerel. I am tired. Work has been busy this week, crazy busy. Between trying to meet deadlines and trying to research what I want to research for the blog. I am drained.

The CSA gave us a manageable amount of veg this week. We got one head of lettuce, one bunch of radishes, 2 zucchinis (I was naughty and took the only big ones in the box, hey someone had to take them! The next people won't even know!!), 2 cucumbers, 2 peppers, 2 onions, a pound of yellow beans, a whole mess of tomatoes-little ones, big ones, yellow ones, red ones. We also got the world's smallest head of cabbage and also the world's smallest bunch of dill (it is really like 3 sprigs). But I am not being snarky. No, I am actually thankful. When I buy cabbage or dill at the farmer's market I usually end up throwing some away because there is just too much. A shame I know. We also got a basket of yummy plums.

I am planning on a tart for the plums. I bought a tart pan this week. I am thinking of making an almond crust?? That will definitely be a blog post provided that it actually happens. I am just not sure what to do with the other ones...I suppose I have to think on things. This is the week I need easy recipes, no time plus no energy equals a Mommy that needs a break on the complicated cooking. I have really been going at it recently with big elaborate meals. This week might need to be more salads. Any suggestions?


  1. Chinese cabbage salad is great and easy, and it has chicken added so it can be a meal. I'll look the recipe up and send it your way later today.

  2. Also, if you have a julianner you can juliane the zuccini, lightly saute it and then top it was tomato sauce. It's a nice alternative to spaghetti.

  3. Those are great. I especially like the Chinese chicken salad. That will be easy for the weekend! Thanks!

  4. I was thinking about salsa for the tomatoes and onions (nachos, anyone?), or pasta with fresh tomatoes, zukes & bell peppers. I got a double-dose of tomatoes this week (LOVE the "swap box" but who would trade in tomatoes???) - so exciting! Hope you get some sleep! :)

  5. Veggie tacos in corn tortillas add a little cheese

  6. Okay, so I found my recipe...
    1 head of cabbage
    1/4 cup sesame seeds
    1 Cup slivered almonds (toasted or untoasted)
    4 green onions (chopped)
    Noodles (calls for ramon noodles, but any noodle will do, you just break it up and toast it in a little olive oil)
    Chicken breast baked or BBQ'd, chopped

    1/4 cup veg oil (or olive oil)
    1/4 cup sesame oil
    1/2 cup rice vinagar
    1/4 tsp pepper
    1/4 cup sugar (you could leave this out and never miss it I think)

  7. Thanks Shuree, this looks great. I have some unrefined peanut oil that would be great I bet in place of the veg oil. Then it could taste kind of like a peanut dressing without having to add peanut butter. I will probably make this this weekend!