Wednesday, August 21, 2013

CSA 2013 Week 10

Week 10 Bounty:
Spring treat corn
Beaver dam peppers (mildly hot)
Black jalepeƱos
Bell pepper
Cucumbers (H19, Long, or Silver Whites)
Cutting celery
*Photo from Scotch Hill Farm, Broadhead, WI

I am once again way behind. We were out of town for 9 days, staying at a lake cabin with six other family members. I took much of our share with us and froze what I quickly could before we left. However, I sadly had our first losses of the year. I don't think that I had any last year. I really hate to waste a thing. We lost the okra and cabbage because we just didn't use it quickly enough. Those are two of my favorites, so it is even more disappointing. But our menu on vacation was mostly on the grill and these vegetables never fit with the meals. 

Meal #1 (corn)
We grilled our burgers on the campfire and they were delicious! We did not have a pot large enough for the corn and tried a new method someone recommended of microwaving the corn. It turned out quite well.

Grilled Burgers
Corn on the Cob 

Cobs of corn, husked and cleanedWet a paper towel, and wring out. Wrap the ear of corn in the moist towel, and place on a dinner plate. Cook in the microwave for 2 minutes per ear. Carefully remove paper towel, and enjoy! * Recipe from

Meal #2 (bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, zucchini)
This was a hit that even the kids loved.  Healthy and fun!

Shish Kabobs
Bell peppers 
Chopped everything, filled kabobs and grilled.

Meal #3 (tomatoes, basil, sage, thyme, tarragon)
This was just upon returning from vacation and we received our Week 11 share from the neighbors who graciously picked it up for us.  So we combined the Week 10 and 11 tomatoes to make enough sauce to freeze.
Pasta with Tomato Sauce and Salmon
Sauteed garlic, added wine and reduced. Steamed tomatoes, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, basil, sage, thyme, tarragon, salt, pepper. Blended with an immersion blender in saucepan.  Served over pasta and cooked salmon.

Sides (melon, cucumber)
Both were eaten with lunches

Other (celery, peppers)
Celery, chopped and frozen
Beaver dam peppers and black jalapenos leftover

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