Tuesday, July 20, 2010

CSA for July 20, 2010

We're hoping you see this 'cause we're having some Internet/router problems. And if you do see it, it may not be until Wednesday 'cause it takes us sooooo long to upload a photo right now. Anyway, here goes.....

Still a rather small box for this week. We are so close on carrots, beets and Chard, but not quite! Next week! (That's the most common saying, probably, for market gardens. Or, 'Next year!'.) Linda Boys has come through again with tatsoi for everyone (great stirfries last week!), beautiful spinach and some lovely snow peas! The snow peas are the edible pod peas - great raw in salads, with a dip or awesome in a stirfry with the Chinese greens! We're welcoming our neighbours, Mike and Naomi Waddell and Ed and Amanda Wiebe, growing chemical-free not far from us on Veteran's Way! They've contributed some beautiful lettuce for the mesclun mix and all the glorious dill! I personally am in heaven to have dill to go with the baby potatoes! And Evelyn and Menno Isaac are back with CSA, with beautiful salad bags for the full shares!

So, for the FULL SHARES: 2 lbs. baby Norland red potatoes, 2 lbs, baby Yukon Gold potatoes, a bag of tatsoi, bag of spinach, Evelyn's special salad mix, small bag mesclun salad mix, three pints raspberries, a small bundle of Spanish onions and a bouquet of fresh dill!

For the PART SHARES: 2 lbs. baby Norland red potatoes, a bag of tatsoi, small bag of snow peas, bag of mesclun salad mix, two pints raspberries, small bundle of Spanish onions and a bouquet of dill!

If you've got favourite recipes or uses for the veggies or herbs, please leave them in the comment section for this blog post! We've been told it's a little complicated to post a comment, but what my sister Keltie always does is choose anonymous, but signs her comment! Share what you know with the rest of us! We'd be delighted to hear how you used something that you found in your box!


  1. What Yoko has done with her (and some of Derek's) veggies thus far...

    Slice the edible green tops approx 10 cm (4 in) in length.
    Toss with olive oil, fresh ground black pepper, and (sea) salt.
    Grill on top rack of BBQ (for 10 min, 5 min on each side if the BBQ is set on low).

    Steam tatsoi for a few minutes until soft.
    Top with a mix of lemon juice and low sodium soya sauce (1:1 ratio)…likely 2 tbsp. ea.
    Sprinkle with toasted (ground) sesame seeds.*

    Mixed salad leaves (I combined handfuls of this week’s lettuce mixes and spinach)
    Goat cheese (~1/4 small (125g) package)
    Handful of blueberries
    1/4 – 1/3c toasted walnut halves*
    2 tbsp olive oil
    1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
    1-2 tsp. honey
    Fresh ground black pepper

    * Since I don’t have a toaster oven, I ‘toast’ the seeds/nuts in a small shallow pan on the stove. They only take a few minutes on medium heat.

  2. Sounds great!! I wouldn't have thought to grill the greens! Thanks for sharing!