Here’s what we got last week in our Eatwell Farm CSA box:
heirloom cherry tomatoes
early girl tomatoes
Middle Eastern cucumbers
gypsy and poblano peppers
Who loves shallots? I love shallots! Good thing too, because we got a bag full of them, about 10-15! I like that they are less pungent than red onions with a hint of sweetness like garlic. Since TC and I had just did our quarterly shopping trip at the Marin Sun Farms butcher counter in Rockridge, we had some ground pork on hand to make stir fry. We combined the pork, zucchini, eggplants, shallots, tomato, and peppers to make a five spice stir fry extravaganza!
One combination I really like is eggs with tomatoes. So we made a veggie scramble with eggs, tomatoes, basil, and peppers, topped with avocado. Yummers!
If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that I have my go-to dishes for finishing up the CSA produce. One of them is pasta with veggies. The pasta this week was fusilli, and the veggies were basil, tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, and garlic. I added some Trader Joe’s jalapeno chicken sausages to make it more hearty. The great thing about this dish was that one pot lasted me the whole week!
We got an email the other day informing us that our 13 week CSA subscription is almost finished. That means almost 26 weeks have passed – one half of a year! How fast time flies. TC and I discussed briefly whether to continue on this CSA journey. We agreed that while we could’ve put more produce in our bellies and less in the compost bin, we’ve done a pretty good job overall. I like that it’s made me notice what’s seasonal and to plan my meals accordingly. And of course, we love Eatwell and want to continue to support their mission. What this means for you is continued CSA posts for the foreseeable future. Woohoo!