Monday, July 27, 2009

CSA Harvest Box: week 5



yum yum!  Last week we enjoyed lettuce, zucchini, cucumber, basil, green beans, blueberries, black berries and cherries in our share.  Have I inspired any of you readers to sign up for a CSA next year?  Well if I haven't yet... we have 13 more weeks comin' our way!  A lot of people have been asking me how many weeks it is total and what the price is, and I can never remember.  So I finally looked it up. Back in february we payed $375 for our share in advance.  That hurt.  But for that price, we get a bag of produce every week from mid June through mid October- that's 18 weeks of pure, local, organic goodness at about $20 a week.  So this year we're putting $20/week of our grocery budget into savings to pay for next year's so that it doesn't hurt so much when we have to pay up front!

We grilled the green beans along side the salmon and topped with a sauce made with olive oil, basalmic vinegar, gorgonzola, brown sugar, garlic green onion, and fresh basil.  Mmmm...

With the basil I made pesto, tossed with pasta and left-over grilled chicken.  Zucchini from the farm on the side.  Hm... I'm getting hungry...



I chopped up the cucumber and tossed it with rice vinegar and dill- it would have been better with fresh dill, but I only had dried.  It was still a yummy snack!

We didn't get cabbage this week, but I finally used up the last of it from before!  I made egg rolls with ground turkey, ginger, garlic, shredded cabbage and shredded carrots.  It was my first attempt at frying!  They were just okay, though.  We both thought they needed some sweet chili sauce or something for more kick.  

I'm feeling lazy and already behind- so I'm not posting recipes this week.  If anyone wants them, comment and I'll be sure to post it when I have time!

4 comments:

Jacki R. said...

Oh my lands I wish I could cook better! Your meals look delish!

beauty school drop out said...

I love that you do a weekly CSA post. We talked about doing it this year. Not sure why we didn't do it. We are going to do it for sure this next season. There is a farm that drops off at B's work.

Why did you go with this farm?

Brianne said...

we chose this one in particular because of what they grow, their prices, and their drop-off site. There are a lot out there to choose from, I googled "local CSA" for beaverton/portland and just browsed websites or called for brochures and compared them and decided that Sungold Farms was the best fit for us! We love that we have to go pick it up from the beaverton farmer's market (they have several other drop sites as well, or farm pick-up in forrest grove) but it's great to have to get going every saturday morning (it's walking distance for us.) One of my favorite parts of the week!

Stacey said...

Ooh, yum! You're definitely inspiring me but I'm afraid of that cash hit! And we always end up getting things and then they spoil... so I'm not sure if it would be a good use of our funds... But still, I love living vicariously through you!!