Member Diary- Kaitlyn’s October 1st Share

We got a lot of delicious goodies this week, like potatoes, bell peppers, lemongrass, acorn squash, pears, apples, lettuce, collards….

Acorn squash works exceptionally well as a “bowl” for thick stews or rice pilafs.   For a seductive and hearty stew, cut the top (stem end) of the squash off (like cutting off the “lid” of a pumpkin).  Roast.  Make the stew separately and fill up the squash.
For the rice option, slice the squash in half lengthwise and roast.  Prepare the rice dish separately and scoop it into the squash bowls.


My favorite recipe for this includes black rice, roasted carrots, pecans, dried cherries, and sage.
http://m.newhope360.com/recipes/stuffed-acorn-squash-black-rice-roasted-carrots-and-dried-cherries

Member Diary- Katerina’s September 3rd Share

This is our fourth year as CSA members.  We have a Full Monty share.  Each year it gets easier.  By now we pretty much know what to do with everything and rarely get surprised by new vegetables.  We cook mainly vegan at home (no meat, fish or dairy), but love the “happy” eggs we get from the farm.

We usually make a couple of big dishes each week that can then be eaten for lunch or dinner on days we don’t have time to cook.  We try to come up with ideas for what to do with our fruit and veggies on Monday evening, then drop by the grocery store for extra recipe ingredients on Tuesday after work, and spend a couple of hours Tuesday or Wednesday cooking.  We’re both competent cooks, so together it only takes us a few hours to turn most of our share into food for the week.

This week’s share included Eggs, Peaches, Apples, Acorn Squash, Kale, Japanese Eggplant, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Radishes, Mint and Rosemary (traded half our mint for half my sister’s rosemary, so got some of both).

Member Diary #14 – Lucas & Ali

This weeks goodies:

1 bunch of spinach 1 head of lettuce 1 bunch of radishes 1/2 pound of tomatillos 1/2 pound of jalapenos 1 eggplant 1 acorn squash 1 bunch of parsley 1 bunch of mint 1 bunch of coriander apples galore! punnet of raspberries

I was a little worried about doing the member diary this week, as at the last minute Lucas had to go away for work which left me on my lonesome with all this fruit & vege to consume, to get creative with & to write about! Not the worst task in the world, but I’m 35 weeks pregnant and feeling very much like being cooked for rather than doing the cooking! But I soldiered on and this is what the week looked like! Continue reading