Friday, December 20, 2013

Real Life CSA: winter share 2

Second winter CSA from Penn's Corner Farm Alliance this week, with some gems - and even one I had to research! (Also, those eggs in the background came from our backyard. Too lazy to remove them for photos, as well as the recipe holder.)

Mark and I are both excited to try the dilly beans - definitely a popular preservation for green beans in this region, but one that we've never tried. Maybe this will inspire us to can some next year!

I love the other supplemental item we got this time too - the goat cheese. Cheese never goes to waste in this house, and goat cheese is definitely a favorite. It's nice to get some extra pieces like that, which are still locally made, during the winter.

Potatoes from Weeping Willow Farm and these rutabegas from Clarion River Organics will make great sides this week. The purple color is so pretty - there's truly something edible in every color in nature!

This week I also had to research what salanova was - a lettuce varietal. The Post-Gazette even wrote about it last summer! We eat salads year-round, and we're excited to get fresh, local lettuce when it's snowing and 20 degrees outside. (Though it seems we're about to have a heat wave - high 60s in December? What is going on?) (The salanova is from Crighton's Farm and the bibb lettuce from Harmony Grove.)

The fresh ginger from Crighton's Farm is a cool find too. We use it in Asian dishes a lot (though we usually go easy on it, since for some reason it upsets my stomach, which is the opposite of what it does for most people!). Might be time for cashew chicken this week!

The onions from Blue Goose Farm (what a cool name) are also beautiful - really firm and a perfect size. Already used one for dinner the day we got them! Same with the Jona Gold apples from Kistaco Farm - crisp and delicious, especially with peanut butter. 

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