So I recently signed up for a subscription to a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) box. Why are they so awesome? Well for one, they support local farmers. Even better, you never know what you are going to get in your box. So it is this complete surprise every time I pick it up!
I’m currently doing an every other week subscription which I am sharing with my friend Becky.
This first CSA included:
And some leafy spice I have yet to be able to be able to identify
After the division of the box, I kept the greens, a few sweet potatoes, the cauliflower and the mulberries. I am actually pretty glad that I passed on the Oranges because I got two bags full from my parents. (They have an orange tree)
So the next question I had was what to do with all of this food? I have to admit, I was a little timid with the cauliflower. The husband doesn’t like it, so I don’t buy it and it has been so long since I had it that I was afraid I wouldn’t like it. When crossing it’s path at even the most unsuspecting veggie tray I always quietly avoided them. Given that I had no choice this time, I had to buck up and face my fear. I tried this recipe Spinach and Cauliflower Bahji it was a fantastic post rough work week comfort food.
Now, after the Great Sweet Potato Rage of 2011 I am over sweet potato fries, baked sweet potatoes and mashed sweet potatoes. So my challenge for this vegetable was to find a unique recipe. I discovered this Brazilian Black Bean Soup that was lovely for a wet and rainy Sunday night.
I am really happy with my CSA and can’t wait to see what will be in my next box.