TGIW! I might be the only person in the world who looks forward to Wednesdays, but Wednesdays are always so good to me. And I am sure by now, we all know why…
In addition to looking forward to my lovely box, I can’t wait to get a new link party started! Last week we had 22 submissions! A great turnout :) I am having such a wonderful time connecting with everyone and learning about all of the new fruits and veggies. You all are spoiling me with your awesome recipes. Super CSA Rock Stars! Thank you for continuing to participate. I am loving the variety of produce that I am seeing and am digging your creativity on how to use it.
Speaking of variety…
There is a little bit of everything in this box. Including a rainbow of colors :)
I can’t help but start with the red spring onions. My gosh are they potent! I think I got onion breath just by smelling them. Now that’s fresh! I probably won’t even get a chance to touch these bad boys. Freddie already has dibs on them. He might even eat them raw…yeah, he loves onions THAT much! You know what else he loves? Potatoes. And he is especially a fan of my potatoes. But this week, I really want to try out some homemade breakfast potatoes. Maybe even hash browns. It depends on how much energy I have when breakfast rolls around…can’t say I am much of a morning person.
But I am a cherry person! Before I could get the veggies in the fridge I already devoured my cherries. Is it possible that they are even better than the week before? I attempted to share a few with Harper but she wasn’t too interested. Which meant, there was more for me…YAY! I almost dove into the strawberries too, but decided to save those for breakfasts and snacks. I love popping a few into my yogurt and then topping it with a handful of granola…yum :)
I am super excited about the spinach. It is one of my favorite veggies. I tend to just like it sautéed. I know that sounds boring, but it makes the perfect side dish for a healthy meal. I will most likely add a handful of chopped elephant garlic too for extra flavor. I love how mild elephant garlic is. To be honest, the first time I received it in my box I was scared to use it because judging from the name, I thought the flavor would be overpowering (because elephants are ginormous animals…). But since I have tried it, I actually prefer elephant garlic over regular garlic.
With a luscious head of green leaf lettuce, and a lovely bunch of celery, I can’t help but dream about a delicious salad. I was once uninspired by lettuce, but since starting the link party, I have seen so many wonderful, colorful and flavorful salads, I look forward to exploring the possibilities. Another veggie that has been sparking my creativity lately is beets. You all have such amazing ideas for this humble root. I have seen everything from beet soup, to beet chips, to beet salad and beyond! Thank you for helping me expand my repertoire :)
I am not normally a fan of juice. I tend to prefer sparkling water or tea, but I am currently loving fresh squeezed citrus juice. And the pixie tangerines might be my favorite. They are a great balance between sweet and tart, and make for a perfect beverage treat! Not to mention boosting my immune system, to help keep the germs at bay. Gotta love a good dose of Vitamin C!
Your turn: What are some of your favorite ways to use the fruits and veggies shown? Any special recipes, tips or tricks you’d like to share? Looking forward to hearing your responses :)
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