We went green this week, with lots of veggies!
Here’s a picture of this week’s loot:
You’re looking at a pound of sugar snap peas, six ounces of Swiss chard, two summer squash, one zucchini, 11 garlic scapes and a bag of popcorn.
Half of those peas went into our dinner, along with all of the Swiss chard. (I only had about half of the spinach on hand, so I used the chard to fill in.)
Trying new things is one of my favorite parts of getting produce from a CSA. At the grocery store, I tend to stick to the same things – broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce… you get the idea. With the CSA share, we get what we get, and that’s a great way to think outside the box. This week, the garlic scapes are the newbies in my box. I’ve never tried them before, so it’ll be fun to see what recipes I can find for them!
Meanwhile, our own garden is thriving, thanks to some much-needed rain. Which means I’ll be picking some chard of our own pretty soon! Gotta love it – even if I don’t love the weeds…