Wednesday, August 17, 2011

CSA Wednesday!

For the week of August 8, we received:

Chinese Eggplant (4)
Collards (1 LB)
Corn (8 ears)
Peaches (6)
Red Potatoes (6)
Sweet Onions (2)
Tomatoes (6)
We had to wait a few days for the peaches to ripen, but once they did they were phenomenal.

On Tuesday I used an onion, the collards and the potatoes to make an awkward family reunion salad. This one was sauteed veggies with chickpeas, raisins, smoked paprika, cumin, and a little bit of liquid smoke. We loved it.
The corn and remaining onion became curried corn soup, which we liked more each time we had it. EDW still prefers Sara Foster's, but I just may like the curried version best.
We had a raw pasta sauce with several of the tomatoes, and it was amazing. There's something so satisfying about simple ingredients on a summer night. This meal was just tomatoes marinated in balsamic vinegar and olive oil, tossed with whole wheat pasta and fresh spinach. I always use my fancy balsamic vinegar for meals like these, and it makes everything seem more special.
Sunday I used the eggplant in a stir-fry with spicy stir-fry sauce, and it was the bomb dot com.
We sliced the last tomato for lunch on Monday and had pantry staples for dinner that night since we had finished everything else already. All in all, I'd say it was a pretty good week.

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