What's My Share? May 24, 2016

Green leaf lettuce, red leaf lettuce, chard, broccoli, celery, fennel, cucumber, zucchini, summer squash, carrots

Green leaf lettuce, red leaf lettuce, chard, broccoli, celery, fennel, cucumber, zucchini, summer squash, carrots

What’s My Share? 

  • red leaf lettuce
  • green leaf lettuce
  • chard
  • celery
  • fennel
  • carrots
  • broccoli
  • zucchini
  • summer squash
  • cucumber

     

Meet a Member

Meet Oxford CSA members Summer and J.P, and their kids Jacob and Mariella. “We are a family who loves food!” says Summer. “We eat almost anything, within reason, and we love trying new dishes. All of the beautiful produce in the share makes experimenting fun.”

According to Summer, J.P. is the adventurous cook in the family, who makes just about anything the first time he tries, while she prefers cooking with a recipe and planning meals for the week. “But with kids and busy schedules, I am becoming more comfortable cooking from our refrigerator and pantry and making it up as I go along,” she adds. 

Below she provides a few of the recipes she used to make meals from their share last week. “Most of our family was sick with colds," she explains. "So our dishes were more comfort-food than usual.” She also shares a great tip for extending the life of the fresh herbs that are part of the CSA. 

Thanks, Summer!
 

Fresh Tips

"One trick I have with using fresh herbs is to keep them in glass jars of water in the refrigerator." says Summer. "They will usually last more than a week, sometimes up to two or three weeks. Once they begin to wilt, I freeze them for use in soups or baked dishes when their appearance doesn't matter, especially during the winter when fresh herbs are hard to find."
 

What’s Cooking?

Tuesday dinner

Potato and Leek Soup
 

Thursday dinner

Kung Pao Chicken
 

Friday dinner

15-Bean Soup
 

Saturday lunch

Salad with Goat Cheese and Fruit
 

Sunday dinner

Pot Roast