CSA 2009: Fifth Share

CSA 2009: Fifth Share

Yesterday was a rainy, rainy day so unfortunately my photo of the beautiful farm share we received this week doesn’t do it justice. We got more escarole (I don’t think they planted this last year), two heads of lettuce, swiss chard, summer squash, carrots, onions, dill, basil, green beans, and garlic. I plan to use some of the chard and onions in my quiche tomorrow night. I think I just might have to make some dilly beans this weekend with those snappy grean beans. The escarole soup was a huge success last time, but I think I might try just sauteeing it this week. Years ago Drew and I celebrated my birthday at a restaurant in Ossining, NY called Guida’s (I think it’s gone now), and I had the best escarole (pronounced ” ‘shcarole” if you want to do it with an Italian flair). I think I’m going to try this recipe for “Venice in Your Mouth Escarole”. The same blog has a recipe for chard and walnuts which is very simple and sounds yummy. I’m also thinking of making some onion soup, maybe and having a French bistro night a la Tyler Florence. Otherwise, it’s just kitchen basics. We’ve been eating lots of salads lately so I’m sure the lettuce will be gone in no time. And I’m thrilled to get good garlic again. I’ve been spoiled by the farm; the stuff from the supermarket just doesn’t compare. Maybe I’ll plant a couple cloves at the end of the season. I gave my dad a couple to plant and his garlic seems to be coming up well! At any rate, lots of good eats in the next week or so :-)

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3 comments

  1. Dara says:

    I don’t think I’ve cooked escarole. I’m loving our onions this year — they’re very mild and sweet. And I remember those gorgeous summer squash you got from last year — I love how they look half zucchini/half yellow!

  2. Cristen says:

    I am glad it’s not just me loving the fresh garlic. I bought some delightfully dirty bunches from the farmers’ market last weekend and it was amazing.

    A bistro night sounds amazing. I haven’t had good french onion soup since our favorite french place closed, so I would love to make some.

  3. Scrumptious says:

    Did you end up making the Venice escarole recipe? I would love to know how it turned out for you!

    So nice to read another CSA blog. I will be eagerly watching to see what comes in your box and what you make with it.

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