Ten years ago, if you had told me that I’d get practically giddy over a bag of fresh veggies, I’d have thought you were nuts. (I probably would have also started seriously questioning where my life was headed. I mean, who writes about food for fun? Hmm. Probably a good thing you can’t see into your future.) But here I am, (older and wiser) geeking out over the season’s first CSA share from the good people at Olden Produce.
Week 1 included:
- 1 bunch of radishes
- 1 bundle of rhubarb
- 1 bunch of kale
- 1 head of Bib lettuce
- 1/2 pound of sugar snap peas
- 1 bag of popcorn
- 1 quart of strawberries
So, what am I going to do with all this loot? Well, the snap peas are gone. In fact, we’re lucky they even made it into the pictures, as Andy wanted to eat them from the moment he picked up the produce. They were our vegetable for dinner last night. I’m still trying to decide what to do with the kale, although this salt and vinegar idea is the current front-runner. We had salads with dinner tonight, and we’ll probably do that again tomorrow, so that takes care of the lettuce.
I’m using the strawberries on our pizza tomorrow night, and I can’t decide what to make with the rhubarb. It’ll probably wind up in a pie. (Cook’s Illustrated has an improved strawberry rhubarb pie, and I saw a recipe for a rhubarb meringue pie as well, so now I just need to make up my mind.)
We love popcorn with movies and game nights, so I’m sure I’ll make some of it the next time we Redbox something. Or, if I’m feeling fancy, I’ll give the popcorn the brown butter treatment as well.
That’s week one! I can’t wait till next Wednesday.