We picked up our share two days ago and of course, we were totally totally ecstatic about the goods.
Here's what we got:
1 quart of strawberries (which we ate on the walk home, they were warm, sweet and delicious)
1 quart shelling peas
1 large bunch garlic scapes
1 incredibly beautiful tomato which will be happily made into a sandwich tomorrow
1 bunch of baby beets with the greens
1 head of buttery lettuce
4 Naked Pig sausages made by Kyle Deming, which were incredibly unbelievably more amazing than I thought possible.
1/2 lb organic noodles
After our first week as CSA members, we've stuck pretty well to our guns. Aside from a handful of oranges, avocados, a loaf of bread, milk and some goat cheese, we ate only from our CSA share. Which is pretty great. We're eating super locally and paying a fair price for our food, which makes up feel pretty good.
Here's a recipe from our dinner tonight. It was pretty amazing. It also gave us a chance to use up some of our leftover spinach from our last share.
Green Noodles with Barbecued Naked Pig Sausages
1/2 lb noodles
1 quart shelling peas, shelled
1 cup chopped garlic scapes
1 cup spinach
1 large onion, chopped
4 good quality sausages, barbecued to perfect and cut into chunks
1 small hunk of ontario goat cheese (optional)
1/2 cup olive oil
sea salt and fresh ground black pepper
1. In a pot , bring to a boil enough water to cook your noodles in. When noodles are almost finished, add garlic scapes and peas. Drain and set aside.
2. Saute onions in a splash of olive oil. Add spinach. Now add noodles, peas and garlic scapes. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Add sausage and top with goat cheese. Serve and enjoy heaven.
Note: this whole recipe from beginning to end, took us about 20 minutes to prepare. Not bad, not bad at all.