Tuesday, October 21, 2008

CSA Report - Back in My Good Graces

After my slight disappointment last week due to the lack of pumpkins, there was redemption this week. Not because of anything new, but because I'm looking forward to trying some new things with what I got.

This week's share:

  • 3.5 lbs green tomatoes
  • 1 large head bak choy
  • 0.5 lb chard
  • 1.75 lb pole beans
  • 16 cayenne peppers, 4 Thai peppers, 4 Chinese lantern pepper, 1 Habanero pepper (includes additional full share cayenne peppers)
  • 0.5 oz. parsley
  • 1/2 pint red raspberries (u-pick, which I passed on again this week because I was in a hurry; I'm really missing out on these)
I made a delicious stir-fry with some of the bak choy tonight. I think I'll dry the cayenne peppers, Thai peppers and parsley. The beans are already half gone (I had them for dinner last night). As for the green tomatoes, I'm researching recipes for green tomato relish. Got one you'd recommend? If so, please share. I made green tomato salsa with the last batch and am working my way through it one scoop at a time. Who knew green tomatoes were so versatile? I might even give fried green tomatoes a try this time around.

6 comments:

Angie Ledbetter said...

Ever made chow-chow or green tomato relish? Some interesting recipes here:
http://southernfood.about.com/od/greentomatoes/Green_Tomato_Recipes.htm

34 Years said...

Raspberries are SO GOOD! I'll pick them for you next time. Sheesh :)

kat said...

you've really got to fry some of those tomatoes up!

Ami said...

Thanks, Angie! I'll check those recipes out.

34 Years - I wish you could. I've been missing out like crazy and apparently last week was the last week for them...

Kat - I'm definitely going to give it a try this time around.

Reluctant Housewife said...

Have you ever made fried green tomatoes? I haven't... but I loved that book.

I just awarded you an "I Love Your Blog" award.

Ami said...

Reluctant - Thanks for the award! I'll pass it on as soon as I get a minute (and a working internet connection that's not at work). No, I've never made fried green tomatoes, but I think I'll give it a try this weekend. I got more of them in my share this week... :)

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