Wednesday, June 15, 2011

CSA Week 1

Week one of Marshall's Fenway Farm CSA brought quite a bounty.  Two heads of kale, red leaf lettuce, beets, broccoli, carrots, asparagus, greenhouse tomatoes, zucchini and summer squash-- oh my!


Some things were enjoyed simply, a gorgeous tomato sprinkled with kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper, for instance.  Roasted asparagus and carrots straight off the pan (consumed so ravenously I did not get a picture).






There was a Paleo-friendly broccoli salad...


Broccoli Salad w/Bacon & Raisins
Recipe by Shannon

3/4lb broccoli florets, blanched
1/3c slivered almonds
1/4c golden raisins
4 slices bacon, baked until crispy and crumbled
dressing:  1.5oz extra virgin olive oil, 1.5oz apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper to taste

Add salad ingredients to a medium bowl, toss with dressing and serve.



For the first reader-inspired dish I made Annie's Vegetable Enchiladas. (Thanks Lauren!!)  I always find enchiladas hard to photograph, but hopefully you'll trust me that these were delicious.


My adaptations were to use red kidney  beans (instead of black beans), 12oz zucchini and summer squash (instead of 8oz zucchini), feta in the filling and gruyere on top (I didn't have any cheddar on hand).  With these changes I ended up with 16 enchiladas and used all of my sauce, but they made for some fantastic lunches this week :)



Another shoutout to Erin, who turned me onto an NPR article which linked to Frog Bottom Farms, I threw together another massaged kale salad.  This one was simply dressed with ~1T good olive oil, coarse sea salt and 2T meyer lemon juice, then topped with shaved carrots and raw sunflower seeds.  Perfect easy salad to throw together before work!



What's the best meal you've had this week?

13 comments:

Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic said...

I am on an asparagus kick lately and really love it - so I totally understand eating them so quickly without having the time to take pictures first! The best meal I've had this week was actually asparagus too - I made asparagus "fries" http://www.confessionsofachocoholic.com/veggies/crispy-asparagus-spears

Erin said...

Gorgeous creations, Shannon! I'm so glad you enjoyed that story; I thought of you immediately when I heard it. I enjoyed a bowl of whipped cream for dessert tonight, but from CSA I loved a raw squash salad I made (I posted the recipe). We pick up our next share tomorrow and I still have collards to use which means they're going straight into the juicer :) Have a great night! xo

Reeni said...

Love the broccoli salad with the sweet and salty flavors! My best meal was falafel with skillet flatbreads.

Maris (In Good taste) said...

You are certainly making the most of your bounty!

Elizabeth said...

That is one heck of a veggie bounty. I'll have to try out that broccoli salad

Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living said...

I made the enchiladas this week as well - they were so good!! Oh, and I completely agree that a bit of salt & pepper on fresh ripe tomatoes are the BEST way to enjoy them :). I'm envious of your CSA goodies... John and I really need to join one!

brandi said...

well, I would like all of this!

best thing I've had lately is homemade bread.

Emily @ A Cambridge Story said...

I am jealous of your bounty. Our CSA was very generous this week but almost entirely leafy greens. We've been eating A LOT of salads. Can't wait for squash!

lesley lifting life said...

Your produce looks delicious!! I've been eating a lot of pitas with quinoa, fresh produce, and guac this week ... yum :)

Elina (Healthy and Sane) said...

The first week sure brought up lots of goodies. I can't even imagine how amazing it will be mid-summer :)
The kale salad here is particularly making me hungry. I just love massaged kale. I know what's for lunch now ;)

Joanne said...

My CSA was definitely far less bountiful but I love the idea of throwing a ton of veggies into enchiladas! Super yum!

Right now I'm eating some steamed salmon atop some CSA mizuna and mustard greens...super good!

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

I made Mongolian ginger marinated baked chicken thighs with sauteed Brussels sprouts and bacon last night. This was definitely the best meal I ate all week!

Kerstin said...

Mmm, looks like you found some very tasty ways to use up all your veggies! I'm planning on buying some kale today :)

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