CSA week 17 0922 2018

CSA week 17

CSA week 17: get ready for cool weather! Yes, there are still tomatoes at the market. Thank goodness for that, because I am not finished with summer tomatoes. However, there are also winter squash, apples, pears, and pumpkins. Guess it’s that time of year, right? I can see soups and stews in my immediate future.

CSA week 17 0922 2018Clearly, the produce in our CSA box this week reflects the changing season. We have:

  • 4 beautiful ripe tomatoes
  • 6 ears corn
  • 1 big head celery
  • romaine lettuce
  • purple cabbage
  • 1 globe eggplant
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 3 new potatoes
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 6 carrots
  • and a whole mess of wax beans

I like to cook with the season and the weather (as I suppose most of you know). I could tell, this morning (temperature 52F on the way to the market) that the whole day would be quite cool, and today’s box sealed my plan: pot roast for supper, with mashed potatoes and some of those glorious carrots.

What do I see as possibilities from the rest of this week’s box? Here’s a partial list:

That celery will also get used in vegetable soup, chicken noodle soup, vegetable stock, in tuna and/or chicken salad, and eaten raw with hummus. Celery in the crisper drawer is always a win. And just looking at that list of recipes, clearly I have soup on my mind.

What do you like to cook when the weather turns cool? Do leave a comment. Follow me on Facebook to get more updates.