Fresh From the Farm

We picked up our second 1/2-bushel of produce as part of a CSA farm share and also got some strawberries, asparagus and carrots from another farmer this morning. Our produce so far has consisted of radishes, zucchini, yellow squash, mixed lettuce greens, collard greens, spinach, broccoli, and a gigantic head of cabbage as well as a dozen delicious eggs.

I have found all the food to be top rate in taste as well as enjoy getting a weekly email update from the farm with what is happening there. I don’t usually like radishes, but these were pretty good. The spinach, lettuce and zucchini tasted great to me and the greens were even good sauteed in garlic and olive oil. We didn’t use the cabbage yet and am not really sure what to do with it as I am not a fan of cole slaws… The broccoli was used in a pasta dish with the other veggies and some pepperoni, oil and garlic that I will probably make again, since it was quick, simple and yummy. Last week, I also tried this with the addition of spinach and really enjoyed it tossed with spaghetti.

If you have any fabulous, easy recipes with these ingredients (that are also dairy-free), I’d love to try them!


  1. Michelle said,

    June 15, 2008 @ 2:30 pm

    I’m excited to be having someone to do this with 😉

    What are you doing with the yellow squash? Paul told me he hates it. He’ll take his one ‘no thank you’ bite but that’s it!

    I’m going to try the brocolli pesto receipe this week.

    Here is what I did with our cabbage. it’s sort of like cole slaw but not really

  2. kristen said,

    June 15, 2008 @ 4:09 pm

    I was going to tell you about CSAs, but it looks like you are already enjoying them. I also found a dairy delivery service around me.

    For the cabbage you can try a recipe like
    I make this, but I hate slaw

  3. kristen said,

    June 15, 2008 @ 4:12 pm

    For the recipe above, I don’t cook the Ramen noodles and I omit the soy to lower the salt. Quick, easy and tastes good.

  4. shan said,

    June 15, 2008 @ 8:08 pm

    Thanks for the good ideas, Kristen and Michelle. I love squash, just grilled is my favorite, but I grew up on fried zucchini and summer squash works exactly the same way (and just tastes like fried!)

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