August 18, 2014 Pick-up

Green Bell Pepper-2
Biscayne Frying Peppers-3
Jalapeño Hot Peppers-4  Do not take our Jalapeño peppers lightly.  They are quite hot.
White Clara Eggplant-1
Tomatoes-8
Heirloom Tomato-1
Sungold Cherry Tomatoes-1 basket
Cucumbers-4
White Russian Kale-1 bunch
Onions-2
Thyme-1 bunch
Banana Pepper-1 (smooth, light yellow)
Sweet Corn-4 ears This is the first year we have grown Sweet Corn.  There may be a worm in the tip of the ear.  If so, shake it out and break off the tip.  It is organic and this is one of the challenges.

Fruit Share-
1 box Donut Peaches, 1 bag Red Clapp Pears
Mushroom Share-Portobello
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August 11, 2014 Pick-up

Green Bell Peppers-2
Yellow Bell Peppers-2
Black Bell Eggplant-1
Red slicer Tomatoes-8
Sunkist Heirloom Yellow Tomato-1
Summer Bunching Onions-1 bunch
Bright Lights Swiss Chard-1 bunch
Sun Gold Cherry Tomatoes-1 basket
Green Slicer Cucumbers-5
Summer Savory-1 bunch
Serrano Hot Peppers-4 each

Fruit Share
1 bag Peaches
1 basket Donut Peaches
Mushroom Share-White Button

August 4, 2014 Pick-up

Biscayne Peppers-2 (long yellowish-light green)
Round of Hungry Peppers-2 (flat, shamrock shape.  An heirloom)
Banana Peppers-3 (long, lighter yellow, smooth)
Green Beans-1 pound
Parsley-1 bunch
Red Tomatoes-11
Yellow Sunkist Heirloom Tomato-1
Walla Walla Onions-4
Green Cucumber-4
Summer Squash-4
Orient Express Eggplant-4
Gold Beets with the Greens-1 bunch
Leeks-1 bunch

Fruit Share-1 basket each
Shiro Sugar Plums
Blueberries-no spray.  Last week for the blueberries.
Mushroom Share-Oyster

July 28, 2014 Pick-up

Lilac Peppers-3
Bright Lights Swiss Chard-1 bunch
Cinnamon Basil-1 bunch
Walla Walla Onions-2
Summer Squash-7
Green Slicer Cucumber-2
Black Bell Eggplant-1
Clara White Eggplant-1

Unfortunately today’s tomatoes missed their ride on the truck into the city, so while we won’t be able to indulge in them this week, we can look forward to a double allotment of tomatoes next week!

Mushroom Share-Shiitake-from Bulich Mushroom Company
Fruit Share-1 basket each
Apricots-from Klein’s Kill Orchard
BlueBerries-from Greig Farm

July 21, 2014 Pick-Up

Scallions-1 bunch
Basil-1 bunch
Bright Lights Swiss Chard-1 bunch
Spinach-1 bunch
Small Red Summer Onions-4
Red Currants-1 box
Summer Squash-6
Green Slicer Cucumber-2
Silver Slicer Cucumber-2
Orient Express Eggplant-6
Clara White Bell Eggplant-1
Mushroom Share
White Button

Fruit Share-1 basket of each

Blueberries-no spray
Sugar Plums

 

Cabbage Salad with Veggies and Tofu

Cabbage_Early Jersey_WakefieldFor me, one of the most difficult CSA vegetables to use is cabbage. Every week, the head of cabbage inevitably outlasts the rest of the share, lingering sadly at the bottom of the vegetable drawer. This year I was determined to make a change, and this salad is helping me on my way. It’s adapted from here, updated to include more of what we’ve been getting lately. This would also be delicious with grilled chicken bites instead of tofu.

Enjoy!
Annie

Cabbage Salad with Veggies and Tofu

Serves 4-6, depending on portion sizes

1 (16-ounce) block extra firm tofu
Zest of 1 mandarin orange
1/4 cup mandarin orange juice
1/4 cup rice vinegar
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon hot chili oil/1 teaspoon chili peppers (optional)
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1-inch piece fresh ginger, grated
1 garlic clove, crushed
6 cups thinly sliced cabbage
1 cup julienned sugar snap peas
1 cup julienned red peppers
1/2 cup sliced scallions
1/4 cup sliced or slivered almonds, toasted
1 tablespoon black and/or white sesame seeds, toasted

Rinse and drain tofu. Cut tofu into 1/2-inch thick slices and place between clean kitchen towels (or paper towels) to press out excess liquid. Let sit 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the dressing: In a bowl, whisk together the mandarin orange zest, mandarin orange juice, rice vinegar, sesame oil, hot chili oil or hot peppers, soy sauce, sugar, ginger, and garlic.

Toss cabbage and all veggies with the dressing and sprinkle almonds and sesame seeds on top. If you’re not serving right away, store the dressing in the fridge and dress about an hour before eating.

July 7, 2014: Pick-Up

First share of July and first fruit share delivery!

Red Oak Leaf Lettuce-1 head
Encino (Green Oak Leaf) Lettuce-1 head
Romaine Lettuce-1 head
Scallions-1 bunch
Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage-1 head
Cilantro-1 bunch
Garlic Scapes-4
Summer Squash-8
Boothby/ Poona Kheera / Silver Slicer Cucumber-2
Green Slicing Cucumber-1

Fruit Share
Sour Cherries-1 basket
Blueberries-1 basket

Mushroom Share
Portobello