Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Homegrown Wisconsin/Simply Wisconsin CSA Weeks 15-21

Week 15: September 23, 2009





Tatsoi, red peppers, radishes, tomatoes, red cippolini onion, eggplant, potatoes, carrots, sweet corn, celery

The tatsoi was new to me, but tasted great raw. The carrots tended to be stubby but flavorful. At this point I started donating all my potatoes to my coworker Anand (there will be many more to come).

Week 16: September 30, 2009





Broccoli, red and green peppers, potatoes, green cabbage, parsley, radishes, pears, carrots, red/heirloom/roma tomatoes, two dozen eggs

The eggs continue to impress, and parsley goes well with them. Heirloom tomatoes are weird but kinda tasty nonetheless.


Week 17: October 7, 2009





Butternut squash, kale, leeks, carrots, red bell/lipstick peppers, potatoes, heirloom tomato, green pepper, pears, kale, mizuna, two dozen eggs

The greens were good but a surprise (haven't got that many in a while, but it was no challenge to finish them all). I ended up cooking the squash with a pot roast - probably wasn't the best way to prepare it but it turned out OK.



This was a Jeff-style omelet served over this week's green's and a curry chicken tender from Trader Joe's. What you can't see is the pool of coconut milk underneath everything. Mmmmmmm.

Week 18: October 14, 2009





Carrots, red cippolini onions, acorn squash, butternut squash, tomato, green peppers, jalapeno peppers, sweet pepper, leeks, mustard greens, cilantro, sweet potatoes, apple cider jelly, two dozen eggs

Phew, what a box! Saving the jelly for later, when I figure out something to do with it. With eggs, peppers, and onions it became sort of an omelet week, which isn't a bad thing. The mustard greens were OK as salad, not quite my favorite.


Week 19: October 21, 2009





Pie pumpkins, beets, Connel red/Cortland apples, candy onions, brussels sprouts, carrots, sweet potatoes, radishes, red cabbage

The first apples, and they're great. I gave the pumpkins to my mom since I had little interest in them. Brussels sprouts are in a tie for first place as my favorite vegetable so this week was all good.


Week 20: October 28, 2009





Lettuce, potatoes, carrots, Delicata squash, unknown greens (something like cabbage), apples, onions, parsnips, celeriac, two dozen eggs

This was the last week. =( The newsletter wasn't available, so I couldn't tell what the green cabbage-like thing was. It was pretty good in salad though. Also, I wasn't sure what to do with the celeriac so unfortunately it ended up going bad. The squash is yet-to-be-consumed but I have a feeling it will end up being quite tasty, knowing the person who will be helping me prepare it.

This marks the end of my summer Wisconsin CSA. In the end, it was well worth the money. However, as in my previous experience, it was a bit much for one man to consume, particularly in those weeks with lots of greens or unusual items.

Now I'm signed up for a meat CSA through Liberty Family Farm in Michigan. I'll post some updates as that progresses. So far, it's great. More to come on that.

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