CSA Week 11: Patty Pan Squash

patty pan
The picture is of Patty pan squash. Just when I think I’ve seen it all, the CSA throws me a curve ball! This is a summer squash that I have never eaten before! I always get excited to try new things. ;)

CSA Week 11 Bounty:

  • Zucchini
  • Patty pan squash
  • Cucumber
  • Cauliflower
  • 1 bunch kale
  • bag of red potatoes
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 2 wax peppers

We are halfway through the CSA season. This year has been very different so far! I have not gotten as much food this year, which is a blessing and a curse. Obviously I love getting tons of organic, local, ripe veggies! However, I was on serious overload last year, and I sometimes felt like it was a full time job just to keep up with the amount of food I had to preserve. This year has been plenty to keep me stocked up for the week, but I haven’t preserved anything yet. I am sure some zucchini bread will be in my future, and who can forget about salsa? In all, it’s been much more manageable, which I welcome after the past few years!

CSA Week 4: Olive Branch Olive Oil and Balsamics

strawberry salad

CSA Week 4 Bounty:

  • 1 bunch chard
  • 1 head bok choy
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 bag snap peas
  • 1 bag lettuce

I’m drowning in lettuce here people! I hardly eat salad! So, I’ve been giving a lot away. ;) However, having all this lettuce has forced me to make beautiful salads and experiment with dressings (and I don’t even like condiments). I wanted to say that I have a couple balsamic vinegars from the Olive Branch and if you have never been to one of the stores, get on it! They have tons of flavor infused olive oils and balsamic vinegars. Currently my addiction has been EVOO with the Blackberry Ginger Balsamic. It goes perfectly with greens, strawberries, pecans, and chicken!

I’m getting ready to make my Roasted Almond Olive Oil Ice Cream again too….so good and creamy straight out of the freezer!