My first CSA basket. I can’t express how excited I am. Look at all the wonderful fresh produce from Eatwell Farm. A large bunch of chard, grapes, 4 plums, 3 nectarines, a boquet of geraniums, chives, 3 yams, a small pumpkin, and tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes. All locally grown and all organic! Oh, and did I mention it is relatively inexpensive? The produce isn’t completely blemish free, but I’d rather eat something that is so yummy it was munched on by an insect than a perfect tomatoes that is smothered in synthetic pesticides.
As I mentioned in my Impossible Acres post, I try to support local farmers and be socially responsible by eating in season food. And I like the challenge. What better way to test my cooking skills than receiving a mystery box weekly and being forced to plan delicious meals around it?
Tonight’s dinner featured the chard and tomatoes. Pasta with greens chicken sausage, with a side of bruscetta.
It isn’t much to look at but it was amazing!
Too many wheat-based products, but I have to spoil myself sometimes.
1 onion, 2 cloves garlic, 4 cups chopped chard, 3 sausages, pasta (i used udon), white sauce, crushed red pepper, salt, pepper, thyme, olive oil.
-Chop chard, onions, and sausage
-Saute onion in 2 tbps olive oil until tender
-Add sausage and saute until sausage almost cooked
-Add garlic and cook another 1 min
-Add chard and saute until cooked
-Combine pasta, white sauce, chard mix, and seasoning
Stay tuned for my plans with pumpkin. It is too hot (85F) for soup. I’m thinking muffins, cookies, or cake…