CSA 2013 #1

It’s finally that time of year again!! 🙂

Our first week of our 2013 CSA is a tad delayed due to our being on vacation this past week. Our farm did us a huge favor and put our box together on the day we returned home, rather than on our pick-up day when we were still in Delaware.

Mike & I were ready for some healthier meals after our trip, and our box gave us a great opportunity to catch up on eating better & “detoxing”, so to speak.

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Our box included:
– 3 bags of spinach
– 3 kohlrabi bulbs
– 2 heads red butterhead lettuce
– 1 head green butterhead lettuce
– 2 bundles ‘bright lights’ Swiss chard
– 2 small bundles of dinosaur kale
– 1 small bundle of curly kale

One bag of spinach turned into a steak salad. The other two were cooked, chopped & frozen for future recipes. The lettuce has been washed & stored, waiting to be used in salads. The kale was cooked up with some noodles, miso & Asian-inspired seasonings.

The kohlrabi will be made into stir-fry, and possibly pickles. The swiss chard is probably going to be blanched & frozen – I did this last summer and it was a great addition to a minestrone I made once the weather turned cold.

…unless YOU have any great ideas for Swiss chard? 😉

**I linked up this post with Inherchuck’s CSA Round-Up!**

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6 thoughts on “CSA 2013 #1

  1. Swiss chard is fairly mild. I sometimes use it fresh in smoothies or I like to sauté it with a bit of garlic, a few diced onions and golden raisins. It’s terrific with polenta.

      • I slice the polenta and fry or sauté it in olive oil. In a separate pan, I do the greens – starting with diced onion and minced garlic and then adding the greens. Chard takes a bit longer to cook. I add a bit of broth and towards the end, golden raisins. If you eat meat, then my family loves this with something very spicy like chorizo.

  2. Pingback: Polenta with Swiss Chard | The Spicy Simmer

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