CSA Week 5 and 6

July 29th, 2010 by alan

CSA Week 5 was kind of weak, to be honest…

The green beans were pretty good.  The dill was nice.  But I am sick of squash.  Probably because I don’t particularly like it at all.  And eggplant scares me.  It’s all purple and weird.  Most of my usage of the CSA this week was in salads.  Good salads, but nothing to write home about.  Also, last week I got The Flavor Bible.  That book is awesome.  It told me that dill went well with grean beans, and it did.  I threw some cashews in there too.  Pretty awesome.

This week my co-CSAer is going to Puerto Rico, so he didn’t want his half of the share.  I gave away a good amount of food (Most of the zucchini and squash), but I kept 90% of the potatoes and the entire onion.

I don’t know what the big bok choi looking thing.  Maybe they’re fordhook?  Carmen?  Who knows.  I haven’t tried them yet, so it’s still a mystery!  I did put the potatoes, onion, basil, garlic and some chicken in tinfoil and threw it on the grill.  The chicken ended up a little dry, but the veggies were quite nice.  Onions were still pretty flavorful and the potatoes were cooked almost perfectly

Yum.  I still have the eggplant from last week.  I think I’m going to make a little bit of eggplant caviar… Then I need to figure out how to use my half pint of currants, plus I have a lot of beets left…. Not sure what to do about those bad boys either.

Reverse identity theft

July 21st, 2010 by admin

I have a relatively simple gmail address.  No numbers or funny spelling or anything.  I think it is pretty good.  I think a bunch of people on the internet agree, since they keep on using my address to sign up for things.
So far, I have gotten:
* Family photos
* Verizon bills
* A twitter account
* Conversations in Spanish
* A hotel confirmation in Dubai
* An account on “Naughty Canoodle”
* An insurance claim from the UK

I tried to tell Verizon that I did not owe them 240 dollars or live in the midwest… but they didn’t seem to care.  I am afraid to respond to some of the other emails, since they could just be sneaky spam.  As for twitter, if I ever feel the need to start twiting, I have an account with five free followers.

CSA Week 3 and 4

July 15th, 2010 by admin

Two weeks ago, I got:

According to the website, that includes: Mei Qing choi, Fordhook or Rhubarb Chard, Lincoln leeks, Purple mizuna, Parsley, Sugar Snap peas, Peppers, Multipik and Cashflow Squash, Hakurei turnips.  Mei Qing choi, purple mizuna, Multipik?  Are they just making stuff up.  Plus, look at that purple pepper.  That thing was awesome looking.

Unfortunately, purple peppers taste like green peppers.  In other words, gross.  For food, I had some salads and what not.  Plus made some stir fry:

It was all right.  Most exciting thing:  I got some delicious snap peas.  Boy, do I love snap peas.

This week, we got:

CSA Week 4

Most important thing of note:  I got more snap peas!  Hurray!  Stir fried up some chicken, cashews and vegetables again.  This time I added some cinnamon and tumeric.  I was hoping to recreate my last Moroccan adventure.  I don’t really know what I did wrong, but it was not nearly as awesome.  Maybe the lemon I added last time was a stroke of genius?  It wasn’t bad, the chicken wasn’t quite as juicy.  Although the vegetables were quite fresh tasting, and it grew on me throughout the meal

Stir Fried Veggies with Chicken

I must say, CSAs are pretty fun.