Thursday, June 7, 2012

CSA Box #2: A Veritable Vegetable Volcano

So, I picked up my second CSA box of the season yesterday and OMG:

 Um, WHOAH! Red Leaf Lettuce, Garlic Scapes, Swiss Chard, Radishes, Broccoli, Beets with their Greens, and Bok Choy!

 Chard, Radishes, Broccoli, Beets and Choy

 FIVE HEADS OF RED LETTUCE. 

 Radishes

 Beets & Choy

That gorgeous red leaf lettuce!

So, I had no idea what to do with five heads of lettuce (it doesn't even last overnight) so I immediately washed it all and gave two heads to my neighbor!  

Today, I cooked the Beet Greens and Swiss Chard for another Green Leek Pie since we can't stop talking about the first one.  I used lots of scapes instead of the leek this time (though I did have a piece of leek left from last week that I threw in).
 Beet Greens! They taste like how they look: just like Swiss Chard :) Tasty!

 Swiss Chard on top of the Beet Greens.  A Vegetable Volcano!

 After the explosion.

So, I'll finish that pie later.  The crust is chilling in the fridge now.

Oh, and I had a wicked craving for my Blood Orange Banana Bread, and I had tangerines in my fridge and three super overripe bananas on my counter, so here she is:
Slammin'.

CSA friends, how is it going with your boxes??

6 comments:

  1. Wow! What a haul! It's all so gorgeous, too!

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    1. Thanks! Just made a garlic scape pesto pasta tonight (from that enormous bag of scapes) and will finish the pie tomorrow. Will try to blog the scape pesto later!

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  2. that is the biggest csa haul EVER. wow.

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    1. Right? Terrifying in it's own way :-)

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  3. wow! vegetable explosion! lucky you!! that looks so amazing!

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