Although we are finished with the challenge, I think that a photo-parade of our weekend still seems appropriate. Here is what we did and ate this weekend:
I didn’t make enough food for lunch for myself on Thursday so I treated myself to some fresh produce from the Red Fire Farm CSA distribution (green onion, hakurei turnips, cilantro, radishes, turnip greens and spinach, and kohlrabi too).
I added the chopped greens and a dash of soy sauce, and let the greens wilt. Then I cooked an egg in a little well made in the pan of veggies.
I also wanted to try some of the kohlrabi- something I have been looking forward to for a while.
How about that for using just about all of the types of produce from the share in one go. (Just lacking lettuce and kale).
We tried grocery shopping without any slots planned, anything like that. We told ourselves,’ this weekend, we can go wild’. And you know… this is what we bought from the Allandale Farmstand after wandering around and feeling very very strange…. We ended getting two items that we couldn’t get on the challenge (unidentified dried garlic) and anchovies. The rest of our buys would have filled three slots….. I think it will take some time to acclimate ourselves to not being on the challenge. And also balance out all of our wants along with limits of our budget and waistlines….But you we all could have guessed that we weren’t going to let go of our beloved local goodies any time soon.
Saturday lunch was leftovers of the pasta and beans from the nice before. I thought I’d make a ‘little side salad,’ which in the end came to giant salads with spinach, baby beet greens, lettuce, hakurai turnips, radishes, and a mayo-blue cheese dressing. Nom.
For dinner, we went out. This part of being off the challenge is much easier. 🙂 But we did come home and make dessert.
For Dinner we had set Brisket from Stillman’s Farm to cook in the crockpot, with mustard and roasted tomatoes during the day, and so we just needed to make some veggie sides. I got started on Kale chips, Theresa got started on mashed kohlrabi.
And that was our weekend in food. I hope for those out there participating in the Red Fire Farm CSA got a few novel ideas for cooking with your produce shares.