The Huz and Parakeet are now 1/4 of the way through their CSA – 5 weeks. The Kohlrabi is done. At least two weeks of it. There probably won’t be more. The Parakeet turned it into Kohlrabi/Squash Empanadas one night, a lovely chicken sausage and veggie saute another night and finally ‘cheesy kohlrabi’ which was a lot like scalloped potatoes.
Verdict: She likes the Kohlrabi.
So much lettuce. The Parakeet has been experimenting with the salad dressings and that seems to be the best plan. Just keep experimenting – use olive oil, lemon juice, some herbs, some pepper and maybe a cheese or a different vinegar. It’s working out fine and no more $4 a bottle dressings.
She got a huge head of red cabbage last week. She made a Red Cabbage and Apple Slaw for a church potluck. The nice surprise there was that the salad was actually purple!
This picture looks a little yucky, but it was actually very good.
She also had quite a few zucchini. Little O really like the pureed zucchini, but she also made two loaves of zucchini bread AND a delicious stuffed zucchini. How can you go wrong with zucchini, cheese, and bread?
There were beets. Little O also like those pureed. The Parakeet took the other two and did a delicious arugula salad for date night with the Huz on Sunday. After O went to bed, the Huz grilled two ribeyes, the Parakeet made salads and kohlrabi. They sat down at a nicely set table like two adults. It was really fun. Date Night IN turns out to be a good idea, too.
Every week, they get a fresh herb in addition to the veggies and fruit. The first two weeks were mint – yum, citrus salads and mojitos. The second two weeks – parsley. Curly and Flat-leafed. Ugh. To quote the Huz, “how much stuff do they want me to garnish?”
So, in at attempt to use it all up, the Parakeet made a Parsley Pesto last week. They ate it with pasta and chicken. Verdict: Bo-to the-Ring. Still Parsley – just a little olive oil and pine nuts with it.
This last week was Dill – so the Huz is hoping to grill some salmon and potatoes. Yummmmm.
So, they are still loving the organic, farm-fresh veggies every week. It means they HAVE to cook, but that can’t be a bad thing. Yay for CSA.