Archive for July, 2006

CSA, Week 7

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

CSA Week 7

    2 slicing cucumbers
    1 quart basket string beans
    1 bunch scallions
    1 head Early Jersey Wakefield cabbage
    4 eggplant
    1 bunch spinach
    1 fennel
    1 bunch summer savory
    1 bunch Red Ace beets
    1 basket Sungold Cherry Tomatoes
    1 basket Red Lake Currants
    1 bag Sugar Plums
    1 bag peaches

Really beautiful stuff. The cherry tomatoes are as sweet as candy and the currants are large and sweet this week. I took a bunch for lunch today.

Here’s the artsy picture:

Who Killed The Electric Car?

Friday, July 21st, 2006

Last night Jeremie, Eric and I saw “Who Killed the Electric Car?”. It was avery interesting film and if it comes to your area, you should go see it. Check out for more information about plug-in hybrids.

It makes me really sad to see such short-sighted business thinking on the part of the American car companies and I wonder how the engineers feel, changing the packaging but basically keeping up with the status quo. Being from Michigan, it’s hard not to feel profoundly sad and angry that instead of embracing innovation and creating jobs and long-term possiblities, the US car companies chose technological stagnation, job loss and cars that use a lot of gas. The car companies should be in the business of selling cars, any type of cars necessary to compete in the marketplace long-term. If they’d get out of bed with the oil companies maybe they could brush their teeth, look in the mirror and find their way to a future that’s good for business and the people.

The movie doesn’t go in to this, but I think we should take a long hard look at the relationship between technological innovation , the stock market and executive compensation.

CSA, Week 6

Friday, July 21st, 2006

This week was a very interesting week and a major score vegetable-wise. There won’t be a picture this week, most likely, as everything is already in the fridge. Wednesday we worked the “closing” shift at the CSA pickup and then we had to spirit the veggies home, stash them in the fridge and head off to dinner. My “class” at work met at Telluride for dinner to celebrate our 5th anniversary. Good food, good drinks and a good time was had by all. It was really enjoyable to talk with everyone since we’re all working on different things and don’t necessarily see each other very often.
Back to the CSA. Working closing is cool because you get to take 2 extra veggies (if there are extras). We got double portions of potatoes and spinach, which is fantastic. Here’s this week’s haul:
Red Sails Lettuce-2 heads
Dill-1 bunch
Summer Squash-1 qt mix of pattypan and zucchini
Perpetual Spinach-1 bunch
New Red Potatoes-1 quart basket or 2 pounds (x2)
Scallions-1 bunch
Fennel-1 head
Escarole-2 heads
Lemon Cucumbers-1 pt
Red Lake Currants-Certified Organic-1 basket (I got 3.. there was a bunch of extra. I’m going to try and make a currant buckle)
Regional Blue Berries-1 pint basket
Sweet Cherries-1 bag

CSA, Week 5

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006

Forgive me for not posting the CSA bounty from last week. I was very tired when I got home and I forgot to take a picture.

This week marks the start of the fruit share. Beautiful, delicious fruit. Here’s what we got:
CSA Week 5

    Red Sails Lettuce-1 head
    Genovese Green Basil-1 bunch
    Summer Squash-6
    Perpetual Spinach-1 bunch
    Rat Tail Radishes-1 bunch-these radishes grow at the top of the plant. Pick off the pods and enjoy. One catalog now calls them “Podding Radishes”.
    Mini Red Onions-1 bunch
    Bright Lights Swiss Chard-1 bunch
    Cucumbers-Boothby Blonde -small white – 1 basket
    Slicing Cucumber – 1
    Red Lake Currants-Certified Organic-1 basket
    Regional Blue Berries-1 basket
    Sweet Cherries-1 bag

The fridge is full and I need to do some meal planning.