CSA Share: Week #10 (Or… enough with the eggplant!)

CSA Distribution #9

If it’s Tuesday, that means it’s farm share pick-up, and I get to bore you with a photo of vegetables! I know it might not be as cool as checking out used Harleys (how’s that for random?), but I’ve been doing it for eight weeks and there ain’t no stopping me now. Another bountiful share this week. We received:

  • 3/4 lb. green beans
  • 1 lb. carrots
  • 2 green peppers
  • 2 onions
  • 2 Italian eggplants
  • 1 Japanese eggplant
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 bunch of leeks
  • 2 tomatoes (!!!)
  • 1 cabbage
  • 2 melons (I chose 1 watermelon and 1 cantalope)
  • 2 heads of lettuce
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 summer squash
  • PYO flowers

I Skipped the PYO dill, basil, and parsley because I didn’t need them and because the boys were being royal pests and I just wanted to go home.

csa flowersI’m getting really sick of eggplant. Have you noticed how much we get??? I don’t even like eggplant all that much, and I have given some away, but I don’t want to be known as that crazy eggplant lady. I found a recipe for eggplant burgers – maybe I’ll give that a try. Maybe try making some caponata, I don’t know. I am, however, very excited about the tomatoes (naturally), and I really love all the green peppers we are getting. We eat a lot of green peppers here so it’s hard to have too many. We had the melon for dessert tonight and they were so juicy and sweet – delish! I am again awash in green beans so I am going to set about to pickling a couple jars. And I’ll probably make a potato leek soup at some point too.

What new recipes are you trying this week?


  1. jesser says:

    That’s just how I feel about all of our greens. Sooo sick of them. Will you do CSA next year? I’m sort of on the fence, though it’s much more to do with how they’ve been administratively than the veggies. 😛

  2. bizarrogirl says:

    Are you getting a full or half/small share? I have been watching everyone blog about their CSA shares, and feeling very jealous at the variety and the size. All I have gotten from my vegetable share, essentially, is greens. Greens and lettuce. Lettuce and greens! Some beets. Some herbs. And more greens!

    Really effing sick of greens.

  3. sherry says:

    I have a great recipe for a simple moussaka that could use up your eggplants and it’s delicious – and easy! Let me know if you want it!

    I just realized you, Andrea, and I? We’re all using the same theme. Sheesh! 🙂

  4. Dara says:

    Have you ever tried making baba ganoush? I’ve never made it, but I love to eat it and it would use up a lot of eggplant. Also, since you’ve cooked Indian recently what about baigan bharta? J always orders that when we get Indian. You could also make eggplant parmesan to freeze.

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