Cooking My Way Through Our CSA: Week 14 (Late July)

Another week, another box.  Now that summer is in full swing, I am having a ball with all of the yummy surprises.  Planning everything out like this helps ensure nothing is lost in the back of the fridge, but it isn't set in stone.  I change it up if the mood strikes!

If you missed the past pickups, you can read about them HERE.  This week we received:
  • Peaches Sustainable
  • Plums Sustainable
  • Carrots Sustainable
  • Arugula Certified Organic
  • Bell Peppers Sustainable
  • Hot Peppers Sustainable
  • Radishes Certified Organic
  • Basil Certified Organic
  • Sicilian Eggplant Sustainable
  • Purple Eggplant Sustainable
  • Cucumbers Sustainable
  • Green Beans Sustainable
  • Scallions Sustainable
  • Swiss Chard Sustainable
  • Garlic Sustainable
  • Tomatoes Sustainable
  • BONUS!! Extra Peaches!!
Here's the plan:
  • Plums, Peaches, Radishes, Scallions, Bell Pepper, and Cucumbers- Snacks... we are a very snack-ey people
  • Carrots- I found Jemma sneaking into the fridge to snack on these... as if we didn't have enough snacks in the house?!  
  • Arugula and Green Beans- They became a yummy veggie-bean-couscous bowl right away! 
  • Hot Peppers- I might throw a few of these in Monday Macaroni, but we will probably be gifting the rest of these to people who enjoy the heat more than the girls
  • Basil and Tomatoes- Tomato salad with the red onions from last week
  • Swiss Chard- Macaroni Monday with sauteed onions and 
  • Eggplants- I'm thinking baba ganoush.  If there are too many, I'll grill them up.
  • Garlic- As an ingredient.  We have quite a few, so I might roast some up to have on hand.

Do you participate in a CSA?  Any tips for using up the yummy produce or favorite recipes?

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