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Week three of CSA

First of all, I’d like to report back on the Real Simple recipe I was interested in trying. I made it for lunch today, and it was DELICIOUS. My only complaint is the chickpeas were a bit dry, but I blame that on the fact that they were out of a can – totally not my fault as the chef.

Turns out that sautéed Swiss Chard is super delicious – way better than the chips I made last week!

I cooked it for myself and my roommates, and all three of us deemed it a great success. It’s a definite make again and again recipe.

Now for this week!

May 15 – Golden potatoes, (the biggest) Cabbage (I’ve ever seen in my LIFE), Cauliflower, Apples, and Broccoli

That cabbage is bigger than my head, probably times two. Unfortunately, I don’t like cooked cabbage AT ALL, nor do I like coleslaw, so I guess I’ll be eating it raw… One way my mom served cabbage to me when I was growing up was one leave folded in half, with peanut butter between the halves. Sounds super weird, but it’s a favorite of ours. I actually had it for dinner tonight! Everything else is normal food, so no special recipe goals this week except maybe one from Real Simple – Mac and Cheese with Cauliflower.

Have a delicious week!

~Amber Joy


Weeks one and two of CSA

I am a part of a CSA here in Lynchburg from Lynchburg Grows.

What is CSA, you ask? It’s Community Supported Agriculture – for a set period of time you get weekly amounts of fresh, pesticide-free food from local farmers. This helps out local farmers, and also gives your tummy a treat. It’s also super fun to get ingredients that you have never heard of, forcing you to stretch your culinary skills and palate.

I’ve joined Lynchburg Grows, which is a company that grows their own stuff and also networks with several local farmers, giving us great variety each week. It runs May 1-October 31, meaning I have 27 weeks of this deliciousness to look forward to!

Each week I plan on posting a picture of my goods, and possible recipes/outcomes.

Here are the first two weeks:

May 1 – Spring Onions, Swiss Chard, Spinach, Fresh Eggs, and Strawberries

May 8 – Fresh Eggs, Kale, Strawberries, Swiss Chard, and Gouda!

Because of finals I haven’t experimented much with these ingredients, but have made swiss chard chips, which are actually pretty good!

I’m planning on making Chickpeas with Chard and Pan Roasted Tomatoes from Real Simple this weekend. I’m excited!

25 more weeks!

~Amber Joy