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12/18/08 Winter CSA SHARE: what we got

In the share box, I got:
A lot of small potatoes– a lot!
6 fairly large/fat carrots
1 microscopic garlic head (about the size of two cloves of an average garlic head)
a lot of small broccoli heads with leaves
two big heads of cabbage

Everyone was commenting that they thought there was not as much in the box as last year, but I think that, weight-wise, the box was right (I carried last year’s box home on my back – this year, I got smart and took our grocery cart with me), and that it was just that there wasn’t as much variety as there was in the first box last year.

The fruit share was a bag of about 8 apples. (I think we got more apples last year). The good thing (since I am the coordinator) was that the apples came already bagged (since, for some reason, all of the CSA’s collected bags had disappeared). I remember that, last year, Liz, who was the coordinator, had to weigh all the apples and put them in bags for the members who had fruit shares. I was there but I wasn’t a volunteer, but I watched and I remember that they had something like 7lbs of apples in that first share. Oh, well. This is this year.

I signed up for two bottles of cider, so that was as expected. I just have to hurry up and drink it all, since it is fresh, and won’t last much more than a week. Yumm! I will drink some in the morning, and then again for dinner. It’s a plan.

I heard people planning cabbage/potato soup.
I think, since now I am in potato overload, I am going to go back to my old
search for a way to prepare potatoes RAW.
I found a new one today, but I don’t like it.
I am going to try the idea that I remember seeing in my early raw on-line days, which I have not been able to find again.
If/when it works, I will document it here.

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CREAM OF BROCCOLI SOUP

I am not a famous soup person. In fact, if you are waiting for soup from me — well, shall I say, the last soup I made was somewhere at the beginning of the year.  Yes, I make them once in a while, just to keep my hand in, and to make new recipes, but…. there is not a lot of soup around my house.

This soup was just one of those things. I was backed up on broccoli, and I was getting sick of it. I had cashews. Soup was born.

TONIGHT’S SOUP
This was just a quick idea that I had…
2 C broccoli
1 C cashews, soaked and drained
2 C water
garlic to taste
Spike to taste

Combine all ingredients in the VitaMix. Process until smoothe.
Warm in the dehydrator for an hour.

I fed this soup to my non-raw Japanese room-mate and she asked for seconds. That is usually a good sign of success.

11/20/08 CSA SHARE: What they say we will get

We are down to the end of the CSA season next week will be our last delivery….. until the winter share starts up!!!  I will have to start going back to the market.

Here is what they say we will get this week:

ROMANESCO BROCCOLI…1 hd
RADICCHIO………………..1 hd
CARROTS…………………..1 bun
RED CABBAGE……………..1 hd
BROCCOLI………………….1 hd
SWEET POTATOES………..2 lbs
POTATOES…………………3 lbs

DID YOU KNOW?
Potatoes should always be stored in complete darkness unless you plan to use them within 2-3 days.  Potatoes will turn green if exposed to light– Never eat a green potato!
Under proper conditions, potatoes will store for a few months.

CSA SHARE 11-13-08 – What I really got

WHAT THEY SAID WE’D GET WHAT WE GOTGREEN CRISP LETTUCE…………..1 hd……red boston lettuce
RUTABAGA………………..1 pc……3 pc.
CARROTS………………….1 bun
BABY TURNIPS……………1 bun
FINGERLING POTATOES..1 qt
BEETS………………………1 bun.…celeriac with tops… 2 pc.
BROCCOLI…………………1 hd
MIXED KALE………………1 bun….dinosaur kale
MIXED APPLES……………1 bag

I got almost everything they said I would get. Although, I got no beets, I got three medium size celeriacs *with tops*. According to the board at the CSA pick-up, I was supposed to get parsley, but I did not.

I picked up an extra rutabaga and another bunch of baby turnips from the trade box (I traded the parsley).
The CSA board said we would get dinosaur kale, but I got red kale. I saw some dinosaur kale peeking out of the top of another box, so I switched my kale for the dinosaur (most people don’t know one kale from another anyway, and it is a toss-up what you will get in your box). Then, I found a tossed red kale in the trade box, so I traded it for another dinosaur kale.

Tomorrow night, I will make a big bowl of marinated greens with the turnip greens, one or two leaves of the celeriac greens, the broccoli greens, and the kale.

I will save back two or three leaves of the kale for green smoothies.

I will make a rutabaga salad with two of the rutabagas, with apple cider vinegar, olive oil, and a little garlic.

Some of the turnips will go into salads, some into green smoothies, and some into turnip salad, with apple cider vinegar, olive oil, and a little garlic.

I also got a small bag of apples. Apple juice? Yum!!