Friday, August 28, 2009

CSA Box - August 27

The week of August 27 we have in our CSA box:: a variety of tomatoes and peppers, cabbage, summer squash, beets, cucumbers, carrots, onions, sweet corn, eggplant and lettuce!

For extras this week I picked up more onions, dill, mushrooms, beets and a few bunches of radishes. So nice to have radishes again!

Friday, August 21, 2009

CSA Box - August 20

I've been seriously behind on posting my CSA boxes this well as recipes. I have been working hard in the kitchen - preserving, freezing, canning, drying. Whew! It is a lot of work to try to preserve enough food to last through the winter, but I know it will be well worth it in the end. I do appreciate that there is this much work with modern conveniences - I can only imagine a century ago how gardening, food prep and preserving consumed so much of the year!

The week of August 20 we have a lot of goodies in our CSA box: cucumbers, several types of tomatoes and peppers, summer squash, onion, basil, sweet corn, beets, lettuce, and kohlrabi.

I also picked up some extras - cherry tomatotes, onions, beets, and dill. There has been a lot of pickling going on, so I have been going through a lot of dill and onion!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

CSA Box this Week - Aug 13

In our CSA box this week: cucumbers, onion, daikon radish, basil, peppers, beans, sweet corn, summer squash and lettuce.

I did pick up a few extras this week: mushrooms, garlic, kohlrabi and parsley.

My favorite road side farm stand finally has peaches! I picked up only a few pounds - to dehydrate and freeze for smoothies and granola this winter. Mmmm.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

CSA Box August 6.

In our box this week: mixed peppers, cucumbers, mixed herbs, beets, swiss chard, summer squash, eggplant, 2 types of lettuce, and fresh garlic!

For extras this week I picked up our usual mushrooms, as well as a few more bags of basil for pesto making, and parsley for the dehydrator!

This time of year the garden is in full swing, we are preserving every single day - canning, drying, freezing - I am in awe of how much we have coming in from such a tiny yard. It is pretty constant work, but not hard work. And it is very satisfying. We of course know we want to preserve enough to last through the whole winter - our goal is no store bought produce through June 2010 (but for citrus:: oranges, lemons, etc. which we cannot find local) and we are doing great. As we have gone on, we realized that while we are preserving the harvest to last throughout the winter, we can also preserve so much in the way of herbs too. We have over 25 canning jars of dried vegetables, fruit and herbs so far - with many more to go! We plan to make soup and stew mixes, granola mixes, and mixed herbs for cheeses and breads. SO GOOD!