My perfect world: What we got, what I took home:
Leeks……………………….traded for kale
Russet Potatoes…………traded for cabbage
Broccoli……………………traded for carrots
Yep, I wanted it and I got it all! (I’m kind of worried, though. I hope my nemesis, the old guy who always gets there before I do, even if I get there before the CSA workers do, and always takes whatever I want from the trade box, is okay. He didn’t show up in all of the @20 minutes I was there.)
Curiously, the workers were watching me like hawks when I was doing my trades. Okay, I do go to the trade box first and take what I want, because I want to get what I want before someone else does, and because I know that I will be bringing back certain things (you’ve seen my plans — I stick to them ), but I told them exactly what I would bring back, and I did so as soon as I dug them out of the box. I took back the broccoli, the leeks (they were few and small), and the potatoes. I also took the radishes because I thought that maybe something else I wanted would wind up in the box before I left. I went back for the radishes but I only took three, although I had put in about seven (I realized that later).
Nuff said about my “CSA experience”
I made up some kale chips last night, only I forgot to put the red bell pepper into the cheeze mix, although it was sitting right there on the table. Du-umb! I am here to tell you today that the red bell pepper really does make a difference. The chips are okay, and I’ll eat them all, anyway, but I will never ever ever forget the red bell pepper again.
I have another large bunch of kale – I think I’ll halve it and make cheddar cheeze chips and smoked jalapeno chips, as well — that was the original plan, anyway.
Those cabbages are big enough to make up maybe 3 quarts of sauerkraut each. Flavor experiments here we come!
The carrots will probably go to sticks again — those were good.