Wednesday, September 30, 2009

CSA week 17

It's starting to feel like fall around here. Did I miss summer? oh well.

We got:
  • 2 bunches greens (mustard greens and arugula)
  • 2 bunches lettuce
  • 1 bunch radishes
  • 1 bok choy
  • 2 lbs green beans
  • 1 pint raspberries
  • 7 pounds plums, nectarines and apples
I think that's it. I had Will do the pickup so I could get rid of my headache.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Lady, I want to help you find your birth control rx.

I had a woman call and try and get a refill on her birth control rx. I tried looking up her name, and couldn't find it in the computer system.

What's the rx number? She tossed out the rx label.
What's the date of birth? Still cant' find you.
Did you change her last name? nope.
This is the location by the water. You sure you meant this call this location and not the other two in this town? No, she swears it was at this location.
This is such and such pharmacy. Are you sure it wasn't at Rite aid, CVS, or Walgreens? Nope, she swears it was at this location.
You tell me that you had your daughter's rx filled here. I see her rx. I try searching for the address and phone number. I can only find her, not you.
Do you have the bag tag or info sheet that came with the rx? Silly me for thinking that.

I tell her that we keep a permanent record of every transaction ever submitted, and that if she ever had a prescription filled here, even 10+ years ago, we would have it. Since I am finding nothing, she must have had the prescription filled somewhere else.

Listen, don't throw a hissy fit because you don't know where you filled your prescription. I suggested she call her insurance (medicaid) to see if they could help her locate her her rx, or she could call the md for a new rx.

And get this- she tried calling back two hours later, and then three days later, trying to get the same rx filled. Sorry, scripts don't just magically appear and disappear. My job is dependent on filling scripts. I have no desire to lose, toss or eliminate scripts. Why would I do that, then offer to do the extra work of calling your doctor for you to get a new script?

And for the love of god, please keep your legs closed until you find the rx.

CSA week 16

Another week, and even more food. It's going to be hard to eat it all, especially with restaurant week starting up on Monday. Wish us luck! We have:

  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini
  • 2 lbs green beans
  • 2 lettuces
  • Mustard greens
  • Collard greens
  • Beets
  • 7 lbs assorted peaches, nectarines, and apples

Thursday, September 17, 2009

CSA week 15

I had to work last Thursday, so the hubby was in charge of picking up the share. He barely made it in time- a major accident made his trip home and to pick up the produce take more than an hour- he has more patience than he gives himself credit for. Either that, or he knows how much trouble he'd be in if we didn't get our weekly share.

We got:
  • 1 bunch romaine lettuce
  • 1 bunch mustard greens
  • lots of tomatoes
  • tomatillos
  • green beans
  • yelllow and white peaches
I had a productive Monday when it came to cooking- I made gazpacho, salsa, baked haddock with tomatoes and a hazelnut and pear crumble. Thankfully I had my helper to keep me sane as I cooked.

Monday, September 7, 2009

CSA week 14

Holy crap we got a lot of tomatoes! I have to clarify that when I previously listed the number of tomatoes, it referred to the number of tomatoes. Now they are giving them away in POUNDS!

So here we go again:
  • 6 lbs tomatoes
  • 2 bunches edamamme (yea!)
  • 4 zucchini
  • 2 greens (mustard greens, and another one that starts with an E, I think it's endive, the curly version. I know it's bitter, so i'm still trying to find a use for it)
  • 1 bunch radishes
  • 1 pint raspberries
  • 4 lbs peaches and plums

I love edamamme as a snack- I prepped it for freezer storage as soon as I got it so I could go through the rest of the veggies we already have. You can't beat it them steamed with some sea salt.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

CSA week 13

Here's our latest bounty:

  • half a dozen tomatoes
  • more zucchini
  • a big sweet onion
  • 2 bunches lettuce
  • tomatillos
  • 1 pint raspberries
  • 4lbs peaches and plums
I went for tomatillos as a substitute for basil, as I have a basil plant in the backyard that is more than healthy. Now i just have to get my ass into gear and do some cooking.

CSA week 12

You may notice that week 12 and week 13 were both posted on the same day- I'm not naming names, but someone forgot to post.
So here's week 12!

  • 1/2 lb spinach
  • 2 heads lettuce
  • one bunch of radishes
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 6 ears corn
  • too much zucchini
  • 1 bunch greens (arugula)
For fruits we got 5 lbs of peaches, plums, apricots and nectarines!

I had some good cooking adventures- I made taco bake with lots of corn and tomatoes, all served on a bed of lettuce. I also made stuffed shells with a ratatouille of garden vegetables instead of a red sauce. Will is still in his "i don't like zucchini" mode. He told me he didn't like it when I was cooking it, he told me he didn't like it when we were eating it, but he still managed to polish off the leftovers.
I also made thai chicken wraps. Will grilled up some chicken tenders in one of my favorite (and easiest!) marinades, and I served it in a wrap on a bed of arugula with swiss cheese and a peanut satay sauce. My only recommendation is don't use the wegmans refrigerated tortillas for the time being. I have the patience of a saint, and these are practically cemented together! Their recommendation to roll the package to separate them is total BS. Out of 8 tortillas, we had 3 usable ones with a few holes in them, and one of the usables was three tortillas thick in the middle.

Chicken Satay marinade
3 Tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp minced ginger
salt and pepper to taste