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Cooking from CSA/Farmers Market


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Cooking from CSA/Farmers Market

sljones | Jul 2, 2007 08:09 AM

So we just subscribed to a local CSA share, and I'd love to start a thread about tasty ways to prepare all the great produce! Is there anyone else cooking from a CSA? What produce are you getting and what meals are you making?

Here's what we did yesterday:

Indian spiced lentils w/ CSA beet greens
Raita with CSA cucumbers, hot pepper and radish
Pasta with braised fennel from Deborah Madison's Farmer's Market cookbook (note: I think the recipe has potential but it didn't knock my socks off. In the future, I would use less lemon than she suggets to let more of the fennel flavor shine through)
Grilled CSA squash with TJ chicken sausages
CSA watercress and arugula salad w/ cranberries, goat cheese and walnuts.

What about you? Anyone else having to find creative ways to cook CSA produce? We still have 4 betts to use up (thinking cold gazpacho/borscht soup or roasted for salad) and a large bunch of radishes. I'm not sure at all how we will use all the radishes. We have sweet cherries (don't know what kind), a few peaches, and several cukes and zuchinni.

I'd love to hear what other folks are doing!


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