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CSA week 49
Watermelon, sweet corn, bell peppers, round zucchini, green beans, asian pears tomatillos and a cucumber
This was our last CSA pick up! Sorry i kept forgetting to post, this should have gone up in Sept. It’s been a while since we stopped our share and I do miss it. Maybe we’ll be able to start it again in the future. We stopped at week 49 but that’s technically a full year of CSA because of holidays.  :)

CSA week 49

Watermelon, sweet corn, bell peppers, round zucchini, green beans, asian pears tomatillos and a cucumber

This was our last CSA pick up! Sorry i kept forgetting to post, this should have gone up in Sept. It’s been a while since we stopped our share and I do miss it. Maybe we’ll be able to start it again in the future. We stopped at week 49 but that’s technically a full year of CSA because of holidays.  :)

Quinoa stuffed Zucchini with Green Bean and potato garlic fries

The quinoa stuffing was full of veggies, including CSA onions and bell peppers. Baked them in the oven and then topped with homemade vegan parm. The green beans got roasted in the oven along with the TJ’s garlic fries, they were so good.

Quinoa stuffed Zucchini with Green Bean and potato garlic fries

The quinoa stuffing was full of veggies, including CSA onions and bell peppers. Baked them in the oven and then topped with homemade vegan parm. The green beans got roasted in the oven along with the TJ’s garlic fries, they were so good.

CSA week 48
Watermelon, fresh green chiles (3 shares), pickling cucumber, Asian pear, okra, sweet corn
My partner and I decided we will be quitting the CSA for the time being, this is our second to last share. The CSA has been amazing and we love participating in it but lately it’s been just been too time consuming for me to pick up, prep, cook and store everything we get. I’ve even been splitting the share with my mom but it’s still a little too much for me. And even though it’s extremely affordable compared to many farm shares I’ve seen it’s been straining our wallet a bit. But we’re planning to still support the farm by visiting their stand at the local farmer’s market when we can make it.
And that’s why I have 3 shares of chiles this week, I’ll be roasting, seeding, peeling and freezing them for the winter.

CSA week 48

Watermelon, fresh green chiles (3 shares), pickling cucumber, Asian pear, okra, sweet corn

My partner and I decided we will be quitting the CSA for the time being, this is our second to last share. The CSA has been amazing and we love participating in it but lately it’s been just been too time consuming for me to pick up, prep, cook and store everything we get. I’ve even been splitting the share with my mom but it’s still a little too much for me. And even though it’s extremely affordable compared to many farm shares I’ve seen it’s been straining our wallet a bit. But we’re planning to still support the farm by visiting their stand at the local farmer’s market when we can make it.

And that’s why I have 3 shares of chiles this week, I’ll be roasting, seeding, peeling and freezing them for the winter.

CSA week 47
Roasted Green Chiles, Sweet Corn, Potatoes, Melon, Summer Squash, Pears, another melon (exchanged for bell peppers & okra)
The CSA told us that it’s prickly pear season in Tucson! I’m excited about trying to make some syrup and jam this year. I’ve never lived somewhere I can forage and cook with local foods. I missed out last year because we had just moved here and were still busy settling in.

CSA week 47

Roasted Green Chiles, Sweet Corn, Potatoes, Melon, Summer Squash, Pears, another melon (exchanged for bell peppers & okra)

The CSA told us that it’s prickly pear season in Tucson! I’m excited about trying to make some syrup and jam this year. I’ve never lived somewhere I can forage and cook with local foods. I missed out last year because we had just moved here and were still busy settling in.

Sneak peek at some recipes I’ve been testing for my vegan bento cookbook.

Some recipes need a little more tweaking, others are coming along swimmingly. The second picture is “tamago” nigiri and cucumber-ume maki sushi, honestly I’m terrible at making pretty sushi. I rarely make it, my partner hates seaweed so it’s hard to get any practice!

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CSA week 46
Melon, eggplant, tomatillos, onions, bell peppers, okra, green chiles (2 shares)

I roasted these plus a past share of chiles that were stashed in my fridge and made a huge batch of green chile sauce. Also used the tomatillos, onion, garlic, vegetarian “chicken” broth and spices. The chiles we’ve been getting from the farm are super hot though, the sauce is good but pretty brutal.
I think the melon is a yellow honeydew? They sometimes don’t tell us what kind is it or they tell us but I forget…

CSA week 46

Melon, eggplant, tomatillos, onions, bell peppers, okra, green chiles (2 shares)

I roasted these plus a past share of chiles that were stashed in my fridge and made a huge batch of green chile sauce. Also used the tomatillos, onion, garlic, vegetarian “chicken” broth and spices. The chiles we’ve been getting from the farm are super hot though, the sauce is good but pretty brutal.

I think the melon is a yellow honeydew? They sometimes don’t tell us what kind is it or they tell us but I forget…

CSA week 45
Arugula, Cantaloupe, Zucchini, Hungarian Peppers, Roasted Chiles, Kale, Serrano Chiles (two shares)

Exchanged dill for another share of Serranos (which will all be chopped up and frozen). For the next few months we will be splitting the share with my family in town, sharing the veggie goodness

CSA week 45

Arugula, Cantaloupe, Zucchini, Hungarian Peppers, Roasted Chiles, Kale, Serrano Chiles (two shares)

Exchanged dill for another share of Serranos (which will all be chopped up and frozen). For the next few months we will be splitting the share with my family in town, sharing the veggie goodness

Black Bean and Corn Tacos with chopped Apple and Peach Salsa

The bean mixture itself was full of CSA ingredients, beans, corn, onion, Serrano chile and a bit of homemade vegetable broth (made from lots of CSA vegetable scraps). I’ve made these tacos a lot and usually make a fresh mango salsa to go on top but today I just chopped up a spare apple we had and we topped it with some jarred salsa from Trader Joes.

I had a long list of cooking to do this afternoon and I only got through about half of my list.  I cooked two pots of black beans (I meant to only cook one, now I know soaking 3 CSA bags of beans is too many for my pot) made dinner with 2 cups of beans, made black bean burgers with 2 more cups and then froze the last 4 cups. I finally shucked the 12 ears of corn and froze 8 cups of kernels, using the what was left and scraping another cup of corn shavings the cobs went into dinner. Made a pot of vegetable broth from vegetable scraps I’ve been saving in the freezer. Last but not least I seeded, chopped and froze the basket of Serrano chiles. All the vegetables and beans where frozen on a sheet pan before going in those bags btw. Hoo boy.

I have a happy freezer but unhappy feet, all that cooking and cleaning in my tiny kitchen took 5+ hours…

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CSA week 44
Sweet Corn (3 shares), Okra, Lemon Cucumbers, Red Potatoes, Green Chiles, Serrano Chiles
I almost forgot to photograph this week! That’s why it’s all on my (tiny) kitchen counter. We exchanged our summer squash for extra corn this week, I might make a corn chowder, some sort of green chile creamed corn, or just freeze it all. I was also thinking of freezing the Serrano chiles, I heard you could do that. It would be nice to have a spicy chile available all year…

what’s a lemon cucumber? it looks awesomeeee

They taste like normal cucumbers but you have to peel and seed them completely because both the skins and the seeds are too tough to eat. I heard/read/say someone say the opposite, that the seeds and skins were totally edible, and scoffed loudly because I’m horrible. They’re really cute cucumbers but not my favorite to eat.

lillianbehrendtisfatashell:

csamazing:

CSA week 44

Sweet Corn (3 shares), Okra, Lemon Cucumbers, Red Potatoes, Green Chiles, Serrano Chiles

I almost forgot to photograph this week! That’s why it’s all on my (tiny) kitchen counter. We exchanged our summer squash for extra corn this week, I might make a corn chowder, some sort of green chile creamed corn, or just freeze it all. I was also thinking of freezing the Serrano chiles, I heard you could do that. It would be nice to have a spicy chile available all year…

what’s a lemon cucumber? it looks awesomeeee

They taste like normal cucumbers but you have to peel and seed them completely because both the skins and the seeds are too tough to eat. I heard/read/say someone say the opposite, that the seeds and skins were totally edible, and scoffed loudly because I’m horrible. They’re really cute cucumbers but not my favorite to eat.

CSA week 44
Sweet Corn (3 shares), Okra, Lemon Cucumbers, Red Potatoes, Green Chiles, Serrano Chiles

I almost forgot to photograph this week! That’s why it’s all on my (tiny) kitchen counter. We exchanged our summer squash for extra corn this week, I might make a corn chowder, some sort of green chile creamed corn, or just freeze it all. I was also thinking of freezing the Serrano chiles, I heard you could do that. It would be nice to have a spicy chile available all year…

CSA week 44

Sweet Corn (3 shares), Okra, Lemon Cucumbers, Red Potatoes, Green Chiles, Serrano Chiles

I almost forgot to photograph this week! That’s why it’s all on my (tiny) kitchen counter. We exchanged our summer squash for extra corn this week, I might make a corn chowder, some sort of green chile creamed corn, or just freeze it all. I was also thinking of freezing the Serrano chiles, I heard you could do that. It would be nice to have a spicy chile available all year…