CSA and the mystery box challenge

A few months ago we signed up with a Community Supported Agriculture venture and this week received our first box of produce, grown just down the road from us. Our vegetables come from Mike’s Garden Harvest and Mike, himself delivered our box on Wednesday night. Receiving a box of herbs and vegetables each week reminds me of the mystery box challenge from MasterChef.

This week’s box contained salad greens, lambs quarters, spring onions and radishes. We made several salads with the greens including a Broccoli, Arugula & Blueberry Salad with Meyer Lemon Dressing, only I substituted the arugula for salad greens and I don’t even know what a Meyer lemon is so we had plain old ordinary lemon. It was still good. (click on the salad name to see the recipe)

CSA salad greens Heather Telford

I also sautéed some of the radishes in a brown butter and lemon sauce. I don’t think I’ve ever cooked radishes before; usually I cut them in patterns to serve with salad. They looked pretty bubbling away in the pan as there were purple and pink ones.

DSC_8015  CSAradishes Heather Telford

Andrew used some of the lamb’s quarters in place of spinach in a Butternut Squash, Chickpea and Spinach Curry.

DSC_8029 curry Heather Telford

I did the same thing and replaced the spinach with lamb’s quarters when I made Sun-dried Tomato Spinach Rice Pilaf. By the end of the week we still had some vegetables left, all still looking green and fresh.  I can’t promise that I will blog about our mystery box every week but I will do my best to write about the contents and our recipes as often as I can.

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