CSA Week Four in Pictures

Wow- what a summer harvest we received this week. Cukes, beets, cilantro, sage, red leaf lettuce, broccoli, radishes, and sugar snap peas.

Peas immediately went to two dishes:

a) My poached egg soba stir fry (from a few posts ago)

b) summer veggie risotto (adapted from this recipe on Culinate http://www.culinate.com/books/collections/all_books/The+Garden-Fresh+Vegetable+Cookbook/Risotto+Primavera – My adaptation recipe to follow in a few days!)

Broccoli and 2 radishes also went into the soba dish.

Cilantro and the rest of the radishes went into an impromptu sandwich spread (“recipe” soonish)

Cukes are going to be pickled into a bread & butter sandwich pickle.

…and that leaves me with…


I LOVE LOVE LOVE beets. I love them so much that I plan to spend the weekend researching the best way to use them.

What did you get either in your CSA Share or this week’s trip to your local farmers market?


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Sarah F says:

    We had a very similar share and it was loaded with crazy good stuff! We got two “heads” of leaf lettuce, beets, cucumbers, zucchini, summer squash, sugar snap peas, sage, cilantro and radishes. I think that’s all. It’s so much that it’s hard to keep track of! We haven’t used much yet, so that is my plan for today. I’m so excited to cook! 🙂

    1. Emma says:

      Very beautiful pictures! So since I don’t do a CSA, aIt the FM instead this is what I bought, beets, sugar snap peas, broccoli, zucchini and summer squash. I have herbs at home, and my MIL gave us red leaf lettuce, beet greens, and mesclun. I usually blanch the peas and broc and put them in salads- or in chris dish that she mentioned above ( I have mastered the poached egg, so thanks for that Chris) I grilled the Zucchini and summer squash (sliced length wise drizzled with EVOO and Salt and pepper). We have tons of salad. I wanted to mention my favorite summer dish Panzanella http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/greek-panzanella-recipe/index.html YUM! I use my homemade bread- Double YUM!

  2. Leslie says:

    Beautiful photos, again, Chris. The radishes make me think of sperm. 🙂
    If you haven’t done anything wiht your beets yet, my favorite is to just roast them. It makes them even sweeter and more delicious…I usually just sprinkle w/ olive oil and kosher salt, but sometimes I add a little curry and it’s really good, too!

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