CSA Box #2

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Sorry for the late post folks! I’m sure the Tuesday CSA members still have lots of veggies to work with.

Many of you have been asking for recipes for garlic scapes and summer squash. We know that some of the zucchinis we put in the boxes are unusual shapes and colours! Rest assured that these summer squashes can be used exactly the same way you would use a zucchini. As an added bonus, the round “Ronde De Nice” and scalloped “Yellow Patty Pans” are a great shape for cutting in half, scooping out and stuffing!

What the Heck is This Vegetable?!?

We love this website by a web developer named Krisztina Kun at Kun Studios who is a CSA member herself. The site was developed for people who open up their CSA boxes and think, “Uuuuuhm, what the heck is this thing and what do I do with it?!”

WTF

If you find yourself opening a bin and wondering what the heck to do with a vegetable, drop us a line at mervilleorganics@gmail.com, or, head on over to Krisztina’s site: wtfisthisvegetable.com

What’s in the second share?

  • Butterhead lettuce
  • Walla Walla Onion
  • Chard
  • Beets (don’t forget to eat the greens!)
  • Summer squash
  • Cucumbers
  • Parsley
  • Garlic scapes

Recipes

Garlic Scapes

Garlic can be used in so many ways! And this is the last week of them, so be sure to enjoy :) The Crisper Whisperer at the Serious Eats site has an awesome article: 7 Things to Do With Garlic Scapes! I am excited to try the Scape Compound Butter!

Patty Pan (scalloped and pancake-shaped yellow) & Ronde De Nice (round green & white) Squash

All zucchinis are great for roasting and stuffing. Here are a few easy ideas:

No matter what the shape the squash is, you can slice it in half, scoop out a bit of the seedy interior (but not too much!) and roast it up. Then you can stuff it with all manner of things!

So, grab your squashes and fire up the BBQ or oven. Cut’em in half, scoop out a bit of the seedy inside, and brush with olive oil. Roast on high heat on the BBQ, or at about 400F in the oven till they are soft and brownish on the outside. Take them out and stuff them with any of these things:

Pesto (Garlic Scape, Basil or other)

Tomatoes, peppers and onions (with cheese on top)

Mushrooms and wild rice (with cheese on top, of course)

Then pop’em back in the BBQ or oven, and roast till the cheese is melty or the filling is soft and heated.

These stuffed squashes make a great main dish for any meal, or a fabulous side!

Enjoy the bounty this week everyone!