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  • a pound of carrots
  • a pound of yellow onions (= 1 large)
  • two delicata squash (plus an extra for late bonus)
  • two pounds of green bell peppers (plus an extra for late bonus)
  • four Hungarian wax (hot) peppers
  • two pounds of field tomatoes
  • half a pound of salad mix
  • a bunch of curly green kale
  • a bok choy (one of the all light green kinds)
  • six ounces of shiitake mushrooms

First thoughts: another batch of white bean and kale soup with carrots (need to get some white beans, maybe some potatoes). roasted peppers and tomatoes, perhaps to put in a lasagna. delicata squash baked with maple and cranberries. some kind of green salad, of course.
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  • a bunch of lacinato kale
  • a head of lettuce (I chose red leaf)
  • two pounds of white onions
  • a pound and a quarter of rainbow carrots (I chose purple and orange ones; I like the intensity of color)
  • a pound and a half pounds of mixed beets (plus some extras for being later in the pickup; I chose red over yellow or Chioggia)
  • a smallish head of cabbage (plus another for later pickup)
  • two pounds = three green peppers (plus another for later pickup)
  • two pounds of field tomatoes
  • six ounces of oyster mushrooms
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  • two pounds of white onions
  • a pound and a half of carrots a few of the last carrots there, plus four extra onions to make up for it
  • a large-ish Napa cabbage
  • a bunch of green curly kale
  • three large green peppers
  • three pounds of field tomatoes
  • two three pounds of heirloom and roma tomatoes
  • four ears of corn
  • two small eggplants
  • a bunch of basil
  • six ounces of oyster king oyster mushrooms (which is three)

Two weeks ago, the site coordinator changed, and I'm unimpressed with the new person: in two weeks, I've missed out on three things because they were gone, and there wasn't a swap box this week either. I know that theoretically the former is about what the farm sends, but it hadn't happened to this extent before.

First thoughts: puree the basil and freeze; corn and tomato salad; sauteed onions and mushrooms; something kimchee-ish or peanut-dressing salad-ish for the Napa and some carrots. Maybe dry some of the tomatoes.
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  • three pounds of small red-skinned potatoes
  • three medium zucchini
  • three pounds of field tomatoes
  • two pounds of heirloom tomatoes
  • one and a half pounds of beets (a mix of small to medium red or gold ones)
  • two pounds of yellow onions
  • a bunch of rainbow Swiss chard
  • a pound and a half of green peppers (which turned out to be three)
  • a head of lettuce (I got green leaf)
  • a bunch of edamame
  • a head of red cabbage they ran out, so offered an extra bunch of chard and another pepper; I would rather have had the red cabbage
  • six ounces of oyster mushrooms

The big CSA news this week for me was that the person running the distribution, who I've known casually for years, has dropped out for the rest of the season (apparently due to pregnancy and construction dust/fumes not being a good combination). The replacement is nice enough, but not as organized, and there was almost nothing in the swap box (ie I kept the chard I don't care for, because all there was in it was a cantaloupe from the fruit share, and I don't care for cantaloupe either).

First thoughts: saute onions and mushrooms, maybe eat with boiled potatoes/potato salad. sauteed chard with... lemon and pine nuts/walnuts? (could freeze, if not interesting now). steamed edamame. green salad with tomatoes, cukes (from last week), leftover chicken. not sure what to do with the peppers, maybe roasted with some tomato and zucchini. the beets will keep.
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  • 10 ears of corn
  • two pounds of summer squash
  • two and a half pounds of pickling cukes
  • half a pound of carrots
  • a pound of tiny red onions
  • four Asian eggplants
  • two bunches of flat leaf green kale (traded for more eggplant, since I had another bunch still at home)
  • three pounds of heirloom tomatoes
  • three pounds of field tomatoes
  • five large green peppers
  • six ounces of oyster mushrooms
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(What happened to week 9? I was away, and a friend picked up, so I have less complete info than usual:
peppers
corn
carrots (lots!)
swiss chard (yellow and red stem choices)
kale
1 onion (white, like a giant enormous boiling onion)
tomatoes (having those with lunch today)
a ginormous head of lettuce, which I actually gave to $Person for her use
cucumbers (itty bitty ones)
shiitakes)

This week's share:
  • 8 ears of corn
  • a pound (= 1, as it turned out) of heirloom tomatoes
  • two pounds of field tomatoes
  • two pounds of summer squash
  • two pounds of cucumber
  • a bunch of curly green kale
  • a pound and a half (= 2) yellow onions
  • 4 green peppers (and 4 more, because there were extras)
  • a head of lettuce (I chose Boston, and got another because extras)
  • 12 ounces of carrots
  • a good sized head of green cabbage
  • one regular or two small eggplants (I chose violet Asian ones, since I'd bought regular ones just this morning at the supermarket)
  • a third of a pound of shiitakes

First thoughts: green salad with corn, tomatoes, and cuke, plus some tuna. Possibly roast All The Things for a roasted ratatouille (eggplant, pepper, onion, tomato). Maybe a cabbage-carrot slaw (Asian? mayo? some other style? not sure).
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  • 8 ears of corn
  • 2 pounds of yellow summer squash (medium large, so 3 pieces)
  • 6 ounces of basil (which is a lot!)
  • 2 heads of garlic
  • 1.5 pounds of carrots (plus some extra)
  • as much lettuce as wanted (which was three small heads, one Boston, one red Boston, one green leaf)
  • 9 ounces of cucumber (which was two cukes)
  • a big bunch of parsley (which tastes of Passover garnish and tabouli; suggestions for use welcome, or let me know if you have a use for it)
  • a bunch of green kale
  • two orange tomatoes (plus 2 extra for being towards the end of the distribution)
  • a bunch of beets with their greens (I chose golden, for that one and the end-of-distribution bonus bunch)
  • a bunch of red onions (and a second for end-of-distribution bonus)
  • a third of a pound of oyster mushrooms

First thoughts: tomato-corn salad with basil, and chives from the porch, possibly with some lime juice.
kale and beet greens sauted with onion, potato, egg, and some interesting spices.
star anise pickled carrots, or perhaps some with the last of the garlic scapes and dill.
sauted onions and mushrooms with roasted summer squash (and feta if I had any, or can face the walk to Trader Joe's in this punishing head + humidity).
not sure yet what to do with the golden beets; I like their color better raw, but flavor and texture are better when cooked.
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  • three pounds of regular cucumbers (which is a lot of cucumbers, as it turns out, and these are the regular ones I don't love, so (a) suggestions for unusual salads or (b) locals who'd be willing to pick up some cucumbers are welcome)
  • four very small summer squash (I chose green and gold zucchini, plus 7 extras because I was at the tail end of the pickup)
  • a bunch of Ailsa Craig onions with some green stem (plus an extra from the 'free' box)
  • two bunches of dill or cilantro (obviously, I chose dill, and the coordinator gave me another two bunches)
  • a head of lettuce (I chose red leaf)
  • six ounces of basil
  • one bunch of red beets with greens
  • two heads of garlic on the stalk
  • two stalks of broccoli
  • one bunch of purple kale
  • six ounces = two king oyster mushrooms

This week's newsletter from the farm featured the fennel we'd be getting. Notice what's not on the list above? Yup, fennel. It happened last year, too, so I've sent an email to the farm asking that they either (a) get us some fennel, or (b) not strongly feature things that they're not going to send to every distribution site. I'd been planning to make lemony fennel relish. Which is not to say that the rest of this week's share is awful or anything (though I could've done with a lot less cucumber, unless they were pickling cukes).

Anyway (oops, the rest got cut off somehow), I'm not feeling super inspired for particular recipes, just 'saute veg + eggs' or some salad variants. ::sigh::
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  • 4 pickling cukes
  • 4 summer squash (I chose zucchini, one of them golden)
  • a bunch of carrots (plus some extra)
  • a Napa cabbage
  • a bunch of little red onions with their scallions on
  • two heads of lettuce (I chose red leaf)
  • a bunch of lacinato kale
  • a pound of garlic scapes (plus as much as I wanted extra, which was... a not inconsiderable quantity)
  • 6 ounces of mixed interesting mushrooms

First thoughts: roasted summer squash; slaw of Napa + shredded carrot + sauteed bits of garlic scape + peanut dressing; pickled garlic scapes and carrots.
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  • a bunch of purple kohlrabi with greens
  • a bunch of kale (I was lucky and got one of the few lacinato ones)
  • two heads of lettuce (I chose a red leaf and a Boston, and was given a third, another Boston)
  • a bunch of scallions
  • 5 ounces of garlic scapes
  • a bunch of cilantro (traded for more scapes)
  • two pickling cucumbers
  • two small summer squashes (and was given a third)
  • six ounces of yellow oyster mushrooms

First thoughts: green salad, of course (I'm bringing one to Shabbat dinner tomorrow night). Cook the kohlrabi greens and kale with sweet potato, maybe some soy sausage. Sauteed summer squash with mozzarella, maybe a bit of tomato sauce. Kohlrabi-carrot slaw with mustard dressing, also scallions.
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  • 5 ears of popcorn
  • 6 oz. garlic scapes
  • 1 bunch pea tendrils
  • 11 oz mixed salad greens
  • 1 head of lettuce (I chose a red leaf variety)
  • a bunch of winter savory (I have not used this before; suggestions/recipes welcome)
  • 6? oz. oyster mushrooms
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  • a bunch of purple kohlrabi with greens
  • a bunch of oregano
  • half a pound of spinach
  • half a pound of mixed greens (I chose all arugula, ignoring the mixed salad greens)
  • two heads of lettuce (I chose a red leaf (not very ruffled, almost like red romaine), and a green leaf (rather like a green oak leaf))
  • a bunch of cilantro*
  • a bunch of hakurei turnips with greens
  • a bunch of red Russian kale*
  • three garlic scapes
    * put in the exchange box; I took another head of green lettuce and another bunch of kohlrabi in their places
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Thanks to [personal profile] currentlee, I ended up with a share with Red Fire Farm this year, a Wednesday pickup.

This week:
  • two heads of lettuce (I chose the one red leafed kind, and a Boston lettuce)
  • a bunch of spinach
  • a Gilfeather turnip
  • a kohlrabi (bulb only)
  • half a pound of mixed greens (I focused on the mixed baby lettuces and the arugula)
  • a bunch of green garlic
  • a bunch of red radishes with greens

First thoughts: radishes to be fridge pickles; kohlrabi slaw, roasted turnip, lots of salad, sauteed spinach with green garlic.
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This afternoon, just before the downpour, I picked up the first installment of veggies. I was surprised at how much there was (it being early in the season), both a boxful and an extra bag.

What was included:

2 big heads of green leaf lettuce
a largish bag of spinach
a bag of arugula
a large bouquet of multi-colored radishes with their greens (edible too)
3 heads of radicchio (the outer leaves looked rather more like red leaf lettuce)
a big bunch of kale
a bunch of turnip greens
a bunch of mixed greens (according to the weekly news sheet, including mustard greens and Russian kale, whatever that is)
a bottle of honey, a complete surprise: apparently the farm manager has put 4 bee hives on the edges of the farm, to encourage pollination.

Tonight I sauteed the mixed greens with minced onions, added 5 pepper oil, toasted sesame oil, and tofu cubes marinated in soy sauce, had that over a baked potato. I also put some lettuce, spinach, arugula, radicchio, scallions, fresh basil (picked in the rain tonight from the porch), and a tomato together with a couple of hard boiled eggs to make a salad, dressed with balsamic vinaigrette.

I think I'll end up cooking the rest of the need-to-cook greens tomorrow, maybe come up with some recipe for greens-with-pasta for potluck or something. And lots of salad (those heads of lettuce are rather a lot for one person to get through... have to get guests...).
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Today was to have been the first of about 20 weekly veggie pickups (I have a share in a local organic farm; this is my 3rd summer.). Unfortunately, due to the weather, which is apparently cooler than usual, enough that it affects the growing cycle, the first pickup will be next Tuesday instead. On the other hand, they're going to try to tack on another week in October, so in the end, it balances. (And the Jewish calendar is cooperating this year, so autumn Tuesdays are not difficult.)

Next week I forsee being inundated with leaves, lettuce and otherwise: salads in my future, definitely.

Since I'd gotten delivery in Cambridge last year, I decided to do the same thing this year, not really thinking about how a 5-7 pm window for picking up veggies in Central Square might cut into the hanging out with friends at the Diesel... Hrmph.

Mood: predatory thoughts of vegetables mixed with the need to have more people over if I'm to wade through the veggie bounty (no, pheromone, not veggie booty.... :-)

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