Last Few Weeks of the CSA

September 27, 2012

I wasn’t going to write another post about my CSA, at least not for awhile, but I picked up my share today and it was just so beautiful I had to share it.

The colors of the peppers and tomatoes were so vibrant and I loved the contrast with the tomatillos. And even if the weather is cooler and the days shorter, it just reminded me of the summer.

On the other counter I had veggies that reminded me of autumn. The sweet potatoes didn’t come with my farm share this week. I just need to boost my potassium levels so I bought some at the market to make sweet potato fries. There are tons of recipes out there for fries. I used this one I found for Low-Fat Baked Sweet Potato Fries. Easy and tasty.

Sweet potatoes (not from the CSA), kale, and bok choy

I took the kale from today’s share and combined them with potatoes and onions from last week to make a Sausage, Potato, and Kale soup. I loosely followed this recipe I found in a magazine. But I really used it for general measurements more than anything.

We also got more hot and sweet peppers – I really need to figure out what to do with them – red cabbage, bok choy, and carrots. This weekend I want to do a slow-roasted cider braised pork. I’m currently trolling the Internet for ideas.

I think there are only three more weeks of our CSA. I’ll be sad to see it end. Some weeks the challenge of using up all my vegetables is more stressful than others but mostly I’m glad that it forces me to try new recipes and incorporate different veggies into my diet.

And for those who are interested and live in the Boston area, I get my farm share from Red Fire Farm. It’s convenient to pick up and I love the folks who work at our local pickup in Brighton.

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