Having slacked off on CSA posts, let me do a quick catch-up. The end of May brought the last two weeks of the CSA. Here’s week 11:
That’s a head of romaine lettuce, some spinach, beets, white potatoes, eggplant, green beans, and the usual eggs and bread (Great Harvest challah). I really love getting the beets because it’s like getting two vegetables in one — you can eat the beets, and you can saute the greens as a separate side.
Week 12 brought more strawberries, cucumbers, red potatoes, Vidalia onions, really big green zucchini, radishes, and white chard. I got Breezy Willow eggs this time, and a loaf of Great Harvest’s Old-Fashioned White.
I love it when we get double quarts of strawberries — makes it easy to split the share. I’ll miss the Vidalia onions, since the summer CSA is local whereas the spring CSA is far-ranging… but Vidalia onions are easy enough to get at home.
I turned the red potatoes into Ina Garten’s potato salad, which was, as expected, delicious. (Interlude: K saw me steaming the potatoes under a kitchen towel and said, “Why are you doing that?” “It’s what Ina said to do,” I said. “Okay,” he said. “Whatever Ina says, goes.”)
I never mess with Ina Garten’s recipes. They’re unfailingly reliable.