Thursday, November 5, 2009

CSA week 21 and 222

Yeah, I know, i'm condensing the last two weeks into one. Our summer share came to an end, the last week of October. So sad. Where did the summer go? I do feel blessed to get fresh produce for over a third of the year, so I guess i'll use the next few months to clear out everything I have stocked up in my freezer and pantry.

For week 21:
  • 2 leeks
  • 1 squash (pumpkin)
  • 2 greens: mustard greens and collard greens
  • swiss chard
  • mixed lettuce
  • carrots
  • radishes
  • apples
  • pears

For week 22:
  • cut lettuces
  • spinach
  • radishes
  • greens- tat soi
  • winter squash (pumpkin)
  • thyme
  • beets
  • asian pears
  • apples
Today is a day off, and therefore a cleanup day. For the first time ever, I am making chicken stock from scratch. The last five times I roasted a chicken I cut out their backs to butterfly them, and hopefully the frozen backs are now turning into a delicious stock, with the leftover leek greens and shiitake stems. It smells so good, at least it's distracting me from this precipitation that can't decide if it wants to be rain, hail or snow. Ugh.

I plan on using some of the stock to make a spiced apple pumpkin soup, and I plan on using more of the apples in an apple cake. Here's to good food!

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