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8/27/08 CSA SHARE: What I Got

I’ve been having an unusual summer, so I haven’t been posting as much as I think I should.

Anyway, here is what I got

RED TOMATOES…………………….4+ lbs! (About 4 tomatoes)
Plus, the woman who was emptying her box next to me just asked me if
I wanted her tomatoes, so that was 4 more, and then I found 3 in
the trade box
CHERRY TOMATOES …………….1 pint
CARROTS……………………………1 bunch
GREEN CRISP LETTUCE………….1 head
BOSTON RED LETTUCE………….1 head
EGGPLANT………………………….2 pieces
LONG GREEN PEPPERS ………….4 pieces
SUNJEWEL MELON – I traded this for a watermelon
BABY WATERMELON…………….1 piece
ZUCCHINI………………………….2 pieces
YELLOW SQUASH………………..2 pieces

Yum! I love tomatoes!!!!!

I should get around to posting some recipes…. I know the lettuce will go into smoothies with the tomatoes.

7/31/08 CSA SHARE: What I got

This is what was in my box (with a little help)

POTATOES……………………………………….. 2 quarts
Gave them to Mrs Murphy next door
CHIVES……………………………………………… 1 bunch
PURSLANE ………………………………………..1 bunch
LONG GREEN PEPPERS…………………… 2 pieces

BUNCHED CARROTS ……………………….1 bunch
TOMATO or CHERRY TOMATOES…. 1

I got a bag of yellow cherry tomatoes, and then I was lucky enough to cadge a regular tomato. Yippee! Tomato juice~
GREEN BEANS or SAVOY CABBAGE 1 bag or piece
I looked into a few boxes until I found one with cabbage.

FRUIT SHARE
PEACHES
APRICOTS

FRUIT STORAGE INFORMATION
As soon as you get home, immediately remove the tree fruit (peaches, apricots, etc.) from the plastic bag. They can ripen out on the counter, but must be placed in the fridge as soon as they turn ripe & soft. Berries should always be stored in the fridge.

Purslane is wild green, and by wild, I mean really wild! Can you believe that purslane contains more Omega-3 fatty acids (alpha-linolenic acid in particular) than any other leafy vegetable plant? Wild! Purslane has a lemony, salty flavor and can be eaten raw in salads or cooked like spinach.


I am probably going to try wilting the purslane to see if it comes out like sauteed. I have heard you can do that with leaves. We’ll see…. tomorrow’s the night I’ve chosen to try, since I will have time to put it in and check it after 1 hour and see what has happened…