Wednesday, June 30, 2010

green menu

My friend, Harriet the Spy, is chronicling her summer of vegetables this summer in a new blog.  I thought I'd keep track a bit too, partially so that next summer I can get menu ideas from myself!

Now that my parents live nearby, instead of getting a CSA box every other week, I am splitting a weekly box with them.  I try to assess the contents so I can buy other items I need while at the green market before heading to Kroger.  I haven't bought much produce besides fruit since the CSA began in May.  Greens are finishing up however, and I will need to buy lettuce if I want it for the summer.  This was our week's menu, Wednesday to Tuesday simply because we pick up our boxes on Wednesdays.

June, Week 4:
CSA split: chard, field peas, bell pepper, onion, potatoes, green beans (They took beets, spinach, some of the potatoes, a cuke and I don't remember what else.)

Bought at market: corn, kale, lettuce

Harvested from our yard: 10 cucumbers, +/-6 cherry tomatoes (who knows how many are in Bug's belly), given 2 beefsteaks from my dad's garden

1. Pasta w/tomato and basil, balsamic vinegar
2. Low country boil w/shrimp, corn, potatoes
3. Sweet Italian sausages w/green beans
4. Pizza, cucumber sticks & cherry tomatoes
5. Clam spaghetti, swiss chard, homemade herb bread by Pook
6. Grilled pork loin, field peas
7. Cheeseburgers, kale, sweet potato fries (frozen)


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