CSA Week 19

Too busy to cook much lately… marathon training is taking up a lot of my time!   🙂
This week had some fun fall veggies. The photo is the whole share…. we split it after the photo.

Clockwise from left: Broccoli greens, broccoli, tatsoi, dill, kale, red lettuce, acorn squash, onions, carrots, red sweet potatoes.
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CSA Week 18

This week Chris and Nick picked up and split the veggies, not so much splitting bunches as alternating (the women were out working).

Clockwise from bottom left: wax beans, rainbow chard, bok choy, red onion, green peppers, pumpkin, boston lettuce, yukon gold potatoes, cilantro. 

Aren’t the flowers in the background pretty? Chris gave them to me for my bday! What a lovely surprise after a long day at work.  🙂

Best birthday dinner ever… Little Neck clams, broccoli greens, and apple bread with milky brie

Chris and I spent the day pretending it was my birthday… since I’ll be working a really late day on the actual bday.
After a lazy morning and great morning run, we headed to Princeton and spent a couple of hours walking around the campus and town. It’s the most beautiful campus I’ve ever seen.  🙂
We had a great lunch at the Witherspoon grill. We had steamed little neck clams, sesame crusted tuna with bok choy, and spinach salad (we shared the tuna and salad). Yum!
After all of this exercise (and all of the traffic on US 1), I decided to stop at Wegmans, the best store in the world, and we bought more clams, tons of veggies and splurged on bread and brie… mmmm….

When we got home, I made:

Steamed Little Neck Clams
Bag of 50 little neck clams
1.5 cups white wine
1 cup water
2 cloves garlic, smashed
Lemon (to squeeze over before eating)
Parsley (to top after cooked)
Bring all except clams to boil in wide pot. Add clams and cook with lid tilted open a little until clams open. Throw away unopened clams.

Sauteed Broccoli Greens
2 bunches broccoli greens (leaves, stems)
1 clove garlic
1 tsp evoo
1 tbsp butter
Heat oil, butter, add greens and garlic (grated on microplane), and cook until softens a bit. Delicious!

Then, for dessert, we had Wegmans milky brie with their fresh baked apple cider golden raisin bread. Heaven! Best way to end a birthday.  🙂

CSA Week 17

I love broccoli greens! I really like fall greens, even better than summer ones. Makes me want to try to grow them on my own next year. Tatsoi too. mmmm…
That melon-looking thing is spaghetti squash! Never had that before. I’m looking forward to trying it.

Clockwise from bottom: 2 radishes, 3 carrots, spinach, spaghetti squash, string beans, broccoli greens, some other kind of broccoli green? (center), napa cabbage, lovely little yukon gold potatoes