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Winding down the CSA

Today, I picked up the penultimate CSA basket of the season. The summer bounty is long past, but the basket was heavy with cabbage, squash, carrots, potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, garlic, apples, eggs, and a jar of strawberry banana jam.

Earlier in the autumn, we enjoyed eggplant. I mad a simple ratatouille, finishing off the last tomato as well.


I can have complete meals with the CSA basket contents. Although this time I cooked the brussel sprouts with bacon.


I think this is the best vegetable soup I ever made. I sautéed onion, carrots, and celery. Then added kale. I cheated by using a packaged vegetable stock, but the goodness comes from those fresh vegetables.


I recently discovered why my egg never looked right in fried rice: I'm supposed to cook the egg separately, then cut it up and add to the rice dish. This chicken fried rice includes peas, carrots, and onions.


I didn't show you Thanksgiving dinner. I cooked a feast, but only used a few farm produce items: fiesta corn (corn with hot and sweet peppers) and baked potatoes. Also, I used onion, parsley, and a jalapeño in the stuffing. Later, I made turkey stew from the left-over turkey. As you can see, I added potatoes, carrots, onions, and peas from the farm.


The other night, I cooked an eggplant stir fry. I think that was the last of the eggplant.


After the CSA season ends, I'll still work on finishing veggies in the fridge and pantry. And into winter, I can relive summer with all the bounty that I froze. My freezer is almost full of wonderful veggies.

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queenoftheskies
Oct. 25th, 2014 05:49 pm (UTC)
Your meals all look delicious. I've never cooked brussel sprouts before. Any recommendations?
mmarques
Jun. 17th, 2015 12:20 pm (UTC)

Sorry that I never replied. I usually just steam Brussel sprouts. Be careful not to overcook, as they turn bitter

soon_lee
Oct. 25th, 2014 11:17 pm (UTC)
As we approach summer, I'm glad. It feels like we have eaten a lot of cabbage (also potatoes & other root vegetables). Salads will be a nice change.
baggyk
Oct. 26th, 2014 01:50 pm (UTC)
I am so hungry after looking at your CSA dinners.
mmarques
Jun. 17th, 2015 12:21 pm (UTC)

CSA started again... be prepared to get hungry

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