A busy week!

Last week (and the beginning of this week) was very busy and I just wasn’t able to get the details of week 8 up. My apologies! Here’s CSA Week 8:

2007 CSA Week 8 - Veggies

Summer Squash-2 pounds
Lettuce-1 head
Mini Purplette Onions-1 bunch
Provider String Beans-1 pound
Red Ace Beets-1 bunch
Perpetual Spinach-1 bunch
Cilantro-1 bunch
Sungold Cherry Tomatoes-1 basket
Black Bell Eggplant-1

What did we do with all that goodness? The eggplant went into a delicious pasta dish made with whole wheat rotelli, tomato sauce, diced eggplant , garlic scapes, and some zucchini from last week. The spinach and beet greens made for a delightful fritatta. We got a few salads out of the lettuce and the cukes topped sandwiches and made for good snacks. The pattypan squash was very good steamed in the microwave along with the mini onions.

My mom was visiting last week and we discovered that beets are delightful when cooked in the microwave. It couldn’t be any easier. All you need to do is:
wash the beets and trim the greens to about an inch above the top
put the beets in a microwaveable container and cover with a lid
microwave on high for 8 minutes
let the beets sit in the microwave for 5 minutes
if the beets are small, they might be done at this point. Take the beets out of the microwave and check them (poke with finger). If they’re not done, microwave for 3 minutes more and then let them sit in the microwave for 10 minutes.
Peel and eat or chill.


super delicious

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