Thursday, October 10, 2013

CSA 2013 Week 18

Week 18 Bounty: 

Bright lights chard
Assorted specialty tomatoes
Bok choi
Norland red potatoes
Red peppers

*Image from Scotch Hill Farm, Broadhead, WI

Meal #1 (bok choi, carrots, tomatoes, garlic, cilantro)
Chicken Tikka Masala
1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken, cut in 1 inch cubes
1 cup plain yogurt
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoons ground red pepper
2 teaspoons black pepper
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ginger
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon garam masala (buy in Indian market)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (8 ounce) can tomato paste
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
I made a quick version of this recipe and threw everything in the food processor, cooked chunks of chicken in a pan, heated the sauce and served over basmati rice.

Meal #2 (tomatoes, chard, carrots, peppers, radishes, garlic)
Pasta Bolognese
Another night of "cheating" with my food processor.  I threw in tomatoes, chard, carrots, a bell pepper, radishes and greens, garlic, basil, some other Italian spice mix, olive oil and added it to ground beef and served over pasta.

Meal #3 (kale)
Risotto Tartufo
A delicious box (I know, we cheated) we found at Costco that is the closest thing we've found to the real thing!

Baked Chicken
Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Brush both sides of chicken with oil. Sprinkle both sides with desired seasonings. Place in baking dish. Bake uncovered 25 to 35 minutes or until juice of chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut. Cool chicken 10 to 15 minutes. 

Baked Kale Chips
1 head kale, washed and thoroughly dried
2 tablespoons olive oil
Sea salt, for sprinkling
Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F. Remove the ribs from the kale and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Lay on a baking sheet and toss with the olive oil and salt. Bake until crisp, turning the leaves halfway through, about 20 minutes. Serve as finger food. * Recipe from Melissa d'Arabian at

Side (melon)
Enjoyed by all as a snack.

Leftover (potatoes)

We picked 75 pounds of Jonagold apples from Door Creek Orchard and have used 50 pounds so far for apple sauce and apple pies.  Applesauce is just sweet apples, cored and put through food mill - the kids love the pink applesause!  I add cinnamon to taste.  I will share the pie recipe next week, but this crust was a great new find.

Whole Wheat Pie Crust Recipe
Makes 2 Pie Crusts
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
2/3 cup softened coconut oil or softened butter
Approximately 1/2 cup cold water
In a mixer (or by hand if you are daring enough), mix dry ingredients and coconut oil/butter together. Once you have good looking crumbs, slowly start to add your water. You should start to have a pliable ball of dough. Once you reach that consistency you can stop adding water. Depending on your flour, you may need to add more/less water. If you add too much, don’t worry! Just add some more flour to the mixture until you reach the right consistency. On a sheet of wax paper, roll out your dough with a rolling pin. Use extra flour on your rolling pin, wax paper and hands so that the dough doesn’t stick. Once you have a nice flat and round pie crust area, pick it up – wax paper and all. Use the wax paper to turn your crust over and place it in your greased pie pan. Remove wax paper, and shape your pie crust. Trim the ends around the edge of the pie plate. Bake your pie crust at 450 for about 10 minutes until you have a pretty golden brown. * Recipe from

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