Monday, August 13, 2012

CSA Share Week 9

Whew!  Finally got to posting this.  We were on vacation staying at a cabin in northern Wisconsin all last week.  We pre-planned what veggies to fix and freeze and what to take along.  Everything was delicious - mostly things we've done in years past.  We also had a very helpful friend pick up Week 10's share for us.  Now we've got to catch up on using those, too!

Week 9 Bounty:
Photos courtesy of Scotch Hill Farm, Broadhead, WI
Bright Lights Chard
Red onions
Green Bell Peppers
Hot Pepper
Summer Squash

Freezer Items: broccoli, tomatoes, green bell pepper, onion, cilantro, hot pepper, okra, basil, garlic 

The Best Fresh Tomato Salsa
3 cups chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 cup onion, diced
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
4 teaspoons chopped fresh jalapeno pepper (I used 4 tsp of hot pepper from share)
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Stir the tomatoes, green bell pepper, onion, cilantro, lime juice, jalapeno pepper, cumin, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Serve. * Recipe from by Cheryl Dressler

Easy Indian Style Okra
Just added the new to last week's bag. See Week 8 for the recipe.

Basil Walnut Pesto
See Week 7 for the recipe.  I tried making it complete with parmesan, added a little water and it went into frozen cubes quite nicely.

Broccoli Puree
Steamed and pureed, adding a little water, and put in ice cube trays to use later in sauces.

Meal #1: chard
Chard Omelettes
Diced chard leaves and stems, separately.  With some olive oil in a pan, cooked the stems until softened, then added leaves.  Removed chard from pan.  Added chard and cheddar cheese to omelettes as we made them.  

Meal #2: eggplant, summer squash, zucchini
Grilled Burgers with buns
Grilled Veggie Skewers
Cubed eggplant, zucchini and squash. Tossed with olive oil and seasoning salt.  Stabbed the cubes onto skewers.  Grill until cooked - timing depends on the heat of your grill and size of cubes. 

Meal #3: patty pan squash
Grilled Sausages with buns
Pan-fried Patty Pan Squash
Diced squash and fried in pan with olive oil and seasoning salt (our favorite that we use all the time includes: salt, rosemary, garlic, sage, basil, juniper and black pepper).  

We actually ended up with plenty of leftovers from the veggie skewers and the pan-fried squash, so I put it in the Magic Bullet and we had a delicious pasta sauce for the next day.

Other Uses: dill
Dried dill by hanging it

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