CSA week 21 1020 2018

CSA week 21

October 20th is CSA week 21 – we have a 22-week season this year, not a 20-week one! Now there’s only one more week for our CSA boxes, and soon, I’ll be very sad – however, this week I’m very happy. Look at the wonderful stuff from this week’s box! It’s so clearly an autumn box (goodbye, tomatoes) and is chock-full of wonderful stuff to use in soups, stews, and hearty fare of all kinds.

There were tomatoes at the farmers market: the very last tomatoes, because we had a hard frost this week. I picked up some green tomatoes because they’re just so good in things, and I promise that I’ll re-publish some favorite recipes so they’ll be easy to find.

CSA week 21 1020 2018Today’s CSA box contains:

  • a big head of cauliflower
  • 2 large onions
  • eggplant
  • 1 head romanesco broccoli
  • garlic, 1 large head
  • 2 huge leeks
  • 3 potatoes
  • a bit bunch of carrots
  • lots of peppers

It’s cool weather all the time now – no more 80-degree days, summer is over. My autumn kitchen features soups and stews, oven-roasted goodness, and homemade bread. I’ve got some ideas for using up this box:

Of course, the onions, potatoes and carrots could be part of a hearty beef stew. Leeks and carrots might join up in a chicken pot pie. Those peppers would be great on their own dipped in hummus. There are so many ways to use these vegetables – what would you do in your kitchen?