Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The box: week one

Today marked the first produce delivery!

This week's haul:

  • ½ lb. kale
  • ½ lb. Swiss chard
  • 1+ lb. mixed salad greens
  • 1 flat strawberries (about 10.5 lbs.)

I chopped up the kale and chard to use in recipes over the next couple of days. One pound of the berries turned into a a few pints of freezer jam; the rest were hulled and divided between the freezer and the fridge. A few disappeared into tiny mouths hovering around the kitchen.

This is the point in the CSA share in which I think, "What the French toast did we sign up for?" Not because the produce is too overwhelming--just the opposite. The summer bounty doesn't really start until next month and really kicks into high gear in August. Right now the boxes are sparse and heavy on the greens. But this year I know what goodness lies ahead. So we will push through the green weeks and enjoy those red ripe strawberries.

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