We picked up our second CSA produce box on Wednesday night. I put everything away and didn’t take a picture, but here’s a list of what we got:
- 3 Pink Lady apples
- 3 navel oranges
- small bunch of romaine lettuce
- bunch of crocodile spinach
- bunch of red kale (less than last week but still generous)
- baby bok choy
- small head of Wakefield cabbage, which is a pointy oblong/oval shape instead of round
- four leeks
- bag of Satsuma mandarin oranges
- bunch of big carrots
- Tokyo turnips
- Watermelon radish
I went through some root-confusion when we first went through the box. We got a round red root which looks suspiciously like one of the red turnips we got last week (just a little smaller than a baseball), a greenish-white root about the same size which I think may be a watermelon radish, and a bunch of smaller white roots which may be the Tokyo turnips based on pictures I looked at online. I’m thinking the red root is a red turnip that accidentally made its way into our box, but I’ll find out when I cut everything open!
I do have a few things left over from last week’s box, what with our mini-vacation and then being invited over to friends’ homes for dinner a couple nights:
- two sweet potatoes
- two smallish leeks
- dried serrano peppers
In general, I’m quite happy that nothing — except for wilted turnip greens — got thrown out from our first box! We had some Farmer’s Market casualties, unfortunately — the big 5 lb. bag of oranges I bought aren’t getting eaten fast enough so a couple have gone moldy.
Some initial brainstorming for what to do with our produce…
- Fellow Eatwellian In My Box has a yummy-looking rice bowl recipe that will use kale, eggs, serrano peppers, and orange juice. I’ll probably make a smaller amount because Steve isn’t fond of nutty/crunchy rice.
- Our next meal will involve baked sweet potatoes with a brown sugar glaze, baked salmon, and some kind of veggie — maybe carmelized leeks from this week’s Eatwell newsletter recipes.
- I’m in a phase where I love raw carrot sticks — the real stuff, not shaved-down baby carrots.
- Found a recipe for using Tokyo turnips in a miso soup.
- May use some of the leeks to make potato-leek soup. If anyone has any other good leek recipes, please let me know!