I am thoroughly enjoying sharing a CSA box with my daughter. Over the past few weeks (Week 9-14) I’ve had white corn, green and yellow squash, yellow and purple onions, pickles, green leaf lettuce, bell peppers, eggplant, garlic scapes, potatoes, plums and cucumbers.
I made another jar of pickles , green zucchini was incorporated into turkey meatballs (recipe to follow), potato salad and the last of the season garlic scapes made more salad dressing.
The heat and humidity the past week has been miserable, though not as bad as for the northwest. In my CSA box for week 8, was broccoli, green beans, lettuce, sweet onions, cabbage, raspberries, mint and peaches.
One of the first ingredients I used was the green beans. I found a wonderful salad on the website, Lidia’s Italy, for String Beans, Capers and Basil Salad. This tasty salad can be served warm or at room temperature. Although my husband was nibbling on it while it was sitting out, he said he would prefer to eat it cold; into the refrigerator it went.
My share of this week’s CSA box was arugula, a beet, green squash, cucumbers for pickling and lettuce.
My lone beet was roasted to put into a salad later this week. I might prepare Marinated Beet Salad with Whipped Goat Cheese or a small portion of Beets with Dill, Lime and Yogurt as I have fresh dill.
For the arugula, Raw Corn, Arugula and Pecorino Salad with Grilled Chicken which I made back in July 2018. My ShopRite has Bell & Evans bone-in split breasts for $3.79/lb. and this would make for an easy supper.
A former teacher, shop-a-holic, empty-nester redefining quick, family approved dinners.