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Tucson CSA - January 18, 2012

Woohoo! We’re at week 3 of the CSA, and still going strong! We still have some leftovers from last week (fennel, some greens, fresh dill, one daikon radish), and I’m yet again feeling overwhelmed (is this becoming a trend???). I thought we had gotten a lot of veggies the past two weeks. Well, this weeks tops it all (so far). See that photo up there? That produce is taking up just over half of our kitchen table. That’s a lot of produce.

Here’s what we picked up today:

  • A nice big bunch of colorful Swiss Chard
  • a HUGE head of cabbage (hmm… I’m not really a fan of cabbage… any suggestions?All I can think of is coleslaw).
  • Tatsoi: I had no idea what this was until I got home and looked it up on the internet. Apparently it’s a dark green Asian salad green that “…has a spoon like shape, a pleasant and sweet aroma flavor tlike a mild mustard flavor, similar to bok choi. Tatsoi is generally eaten raw, but may be added to soups at the end of the cooking period. When tatsoi is mixed with other greens it enhances the flavor and nutritional value.” (food.com)
  • Another bunch of Carrots (this one is significantly larger than the previous two – carrot cake anyone?)
  • A big head of lettuce (yay salads!)
  • Watermelon radishes (it’s all about beauty with these radishes – perhaps we’ll thinly slice them and make a nice dip for them…)
  • Peasant Bread
  • 2 Grapefruits (perhaps some of the most fragrant grapefruit I’ve ever come across – perhaps candied grapefruit peel is my future?)
  • 8 Red Lasoda Potatoes

So, what do you think? Do I have enough stuff to get me through the rest of the week and this weekend? I think so. Kirk and I are traveling back to Chicago next week, so we’ll need to get through most of this by Monday night. I’m ready for the challenge – bring it on!

Now I just need to make room in the fridge…

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