CSA Box 8

2011 CSA Box 8

1 lb. strawberries
7 Fair Trade bananas
2 red Bartlett pears
2 local Florida Valencia oranges
1 pint local Florida grape tomatoes
1 1/2 lb. carrots
1 bunch celery
4 yellow onions
1 huge bunch curly parsley
4 red beet roots
5 oz. baby spinach
1 head broccolini
1 lb. 8 oz. fingerling potatoes

How I Used My Share

I made jelly with the strawberries and some leftover blueberries.

My DH ate the bananas after running.

I had 1 pear in a sandwich, the other pear I ate as an evening snack.

I used half the pint of tomatoes and half the spinach in an easy orzo lunch with some feta.

The other half of the spinach I ate on sandwiches.

I simmered half the carrots, some of the celery, 1 onion and half of the potatoes and served with chimichurri steak.

I used the broccolini in a simple and light chickpea salad.

My Favorite Recipe From This Box

Quick Berry Jam

1 Year Ago

1 lb. strawberries
3 Pink lady apples
3 ruby grapefruit
3 red pears
5 Fair Trade bananas
1/2 lb. local Florida green beans
2 local Florida zucchini
1 bunch local Florida curly kale
1 bunch local Florida celery
4 jumbo onions
3 carrots
1 cucumber
1 head Romaine lettuce
1 pint grape tomatoes
5 Yukon Gold potatoes
1 bunch broccolini

What I Made: Mediterreanean Tacos, Quinoa with Spring Vegetables and Pesto, Apple Citrus Salad with Avocado and Bacon, Fresh Potato and Chorizo Tacos, Citrus WIld Rice, Potato Salad with Hummus Yogurt Dressing, Middle-Eastern Inspired Chicken, Sauteed Green Beans and Nutty Meatless Loaf.