Saturday, March 27, 2010

My First Post

Well, I guess I'm joining the world of bloggers! I read somewhere that if you are starting a new, challenging venture that it helps to blog about it, to put it out there for the world to see in order to keep you honest! I'll give it a try! In our family, we love to eat but don't always love to eat veggies. My in-laws bought a half-share in a local organic CSA (community support agriculture) farm last year and I saw some of her weekly boxes of veggies and was amazed! I love the idea of eating more organically and locally, so I thought we'd give it a try this year. My main fear was that I'd have all these beautiful fresh veggies in my fridge spoiling because I didn't eat them all. I talked with a friend and she said that they would split a half-share with us to give it a try this year! The season is 22 weeks and starts in May. Here are the items on Blackbird Farms harvest calendar for May:

May Vegetables

Mesculin Mix, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Spring Onions, Beets with tops, Turnips, Radishes, Broccoli, Asian Greens, Cabbages,Seasonal Herbs

This should be interesting! I'm slowly learning to be a better cook (inspired by the mother-in-law who is a true foodie and an amazing cook AND a sommolier!! She ROCKS a meal!!). I cannot IMAGINE what I'm going to do with turnips or Swiss Chard (I don't even know what Swiss Chard is -- it's a leafy green, right?). I'm hoping my CSA sharing partner, Beth will help me along with some recipes! Between Beth, the rockin' MIL,, and this big-ole Cook's Illustrated Cookbook the MIL gave me, I'm determined to NOT let any fresh veggies spoil in my fridge! Join me as we begin our adventure in May! Between now and then, I'll be posting recipe ideas I find in preparation for delivery of our first box 'o veggies!

Here's the website for the CSA we are supporting:

1 comment:

  1. You can use turnips and cabbage in corned beef and cabbage (if you missed it, or didn't get enough on St. Patty's Day). They also are both used in New England Boiled Dinner (similar to CB&C but with ham). Yummo.