CSA: Week #18

CSA week 18

Tuesday’s share was a fun one! I was really excited about the pumpkin and the daikon radish. I’ve never had one before, so I’m looking forward to cooking with it. Lots of good, healthy stuff that we’ve all been enjoying. I can’t imagine taking an appetite supressant like Phentermine when my fridge is full of food and my head swimming with ideas! Also in this week’s share: one head of lettuce (not pictured because we ate some of it with dinner that night and it just got put back in the fridge), turnips, beets, braising greens, tomatoes (a few nice heirlooms this week, last week was was mostly romas), peppers, fennel, celeriac, yellow squash, a huge head of broccoli, onions, radishes, and the usual PYO stuff. I still have a bunch of herbs from last week, so I just picked some flowers. They didn’t last more than a day though. Clearly, oh so clearly, summer is over.

Last night I made homemade French Fries with the Adirondack Blue potatoes we got last week. They are more purple than blue, but the boys got such a huge kick out of them! I even got out my old Fry Daddy to make the fries, somehow managing to NOT scald myself with oil. I can count on one hand the number of times in my life I’ve deep-fried anything, so I was a little nervous. But I might slice the rest of the potatoes thin, and slice the beets the same way and make some chips. Not today, but maybe this weekend. The bad thing about the deep fryer is that I have to do it outside, because the smell just lingers and I can’t stand it.

I think our CSA goes until November — I haven’t heard an official final date, but I am already wondering how we’ll get through the winter. We have been spoiled by taking part in this. That’s for sure.

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