I’m starting to wonder if maaaybe the CSA wasn’t the best idea I’ve ever had. I guess when I pictured farm fresh vegetables every week, I had hoped for vegetables that I usually actually eat and enjoy. Bell peppers, carrots, potatoes, even parsnips, cucumber, and celery would be cool! But what have I been getting? Turnips. Kohlrabi. Napa cabbage. I’m all for adventure, but when I get stuck on how to use an item, it gets abused and discarded. I really hate wasting the food 😦
Tonight’s CSA box includes:
– Brats from Von Hansen
– String Beans
– (unidentified root vegetables)
– (Unidentified leafy green)
– Purple Kohlrabi
We still have from the LAST CSA:
– Napa cabbage
Plus, from our standard groceries we have bell peppers, cucumber, carrots, and celery.
This is decidedly a first world problem. I’m not complaining by any means–I’m thankful for the abundance–but I’m also worried about how to best make use of it.
Last night me and Jeff blanched 3/4 of the broccoli, and 3/4 of the string beans, and froze them. We’re giving the beets, some broccoli, and some peas to my parents. I’m hoping my sister wants one of the kohkrabi…
The CSA is going to last at least another month, if not longer, so I’m going to use this as an opportunity to expand my veggie horizons and eat a lot more veggies… Even if I *do* have to Google them first 😛
I think dinner tonight will be the brats and a cole slaw of kohlrabi, Napa cabbage, and carrots. I can bring it to my brother’s house to share tomorrow afternoon for lunch ^_^
Chef salad for dinner!
I’ll make another pie!
Broccoli cheddar soup!
Uh… Other stuff!!
Okay, WordPress readers… What would you do? Leave your ideas in the comments below.
4 thoughts on “CSA Day 3 – veggie overload!”
I usually keep my kholrabi until I get 3 and then make this recipe.
Root veggies will keep fresh longer if you cut off the leafy party (do this with kholrabi too). And I would stop buying your usual veggies. We do that during CSA season.
You can make a really yummy pesto with your garlic scapes too. Good luck!
Oh and you can stew the strawberries and rhubarb and just freeze it to use later.
Oh? How so?
We stopped buying veggies with our CSA, lol.. the celery and carrots were left over and the cucumbers were a craving fulfilled 😉
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