Friday, September 04, 2009

CSA Adventure: Week 17

How do you handle confrontation?

I keep thinking about how disappointed I am with the way our CSA has turned out this summer, and the way several of you have indicated that my disappointment is understandable and that I should talk to the farmers.

I'm chicken. I don't like confrontation. I have no idea what to say in an email.

Pretty pathetic round of produce this week. Of course we get a watermelon the week when they're on sale at Kroger for $2.99. More cherry tomatoes, so we're going to enjoy another round of chicken, corn and tomato salad and perhaps give this soup a try (squash from last week is still in the fridge unused). We also got the second of two boxes of burgers--lots and lots of burgers. Thankfully my freezer had a little more wiggle room this time and the rearranging to make room for thirty hamburgers was not accompanied by the gnashing of teeth, unlike last time.

But, you know, I am disappointed, but I am thankful. I'm thankful that Steve was willing to give this CSA thing a try, and that we are growing in our awareness of where our food comes from and how to eat more naturally. I'm thankful that our financial position is stable so that the low yields from our investment are not breaking us. I'm thankful that our freezer is full of high-quality beef. I'm thankful that food is so readily available to us, that my child never goes hungry. In light of all these blessings, how can I complain?

This week's bounty:
  • one watermelon
  • four small tomatoes
  • two dozen-ish cherry tomatoes
  • parsley
  • banana, jalapeno and cayenne peppers
  • six farm-fresh eggs
  • 30 grass-fed ground beef patties

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If you need a new recipe to use up your cherry tom this is a good one.
Fresh Tomato Sauce with Linguine

1 pkg linguine
3 cloves garlic thinly sliced
½ tsp dried crushed red pepper
3 TBSP olive oil
4 cups cherry or grape tom, halved
½ cup fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped
2 TBSP chopped fresh parsley
2 TBSP red wine vinegar ( can also use balsamic vinegar instead )
½ to 1 tsp salt

Sauté garlic and pepper in hot oil in a large skillet over low heat. Add toms and next 4 ingredients. Cook 3-5 mins.

Toss together cooked pasta and tom mixture garnish as desired

Hope you enjoy!