CSA week 3

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We’ve had warmer weather this past week – great for summer crops, but not so good for those that prefer cool spring weather. CSA week 3 gives us peas in the shell today! I’m fairly certain this is the end of the short season; peas hate the heat. (Maybe I am a pea? I’m short and round, I hate heat, but I’m not green… hm.) Besides the peas, the box holds:

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  • lettuce,  3 large heads  –  green looseleaf, red romaine, and green oak leaf
  • bulb onions
  • beets
  • carrots
  • zucchini (how did it have time to get so big this early in the season?)
  • kohlrabi,
  • large bunch of basil
  • garlic scapes

This box makes me very happy. Not only can I make fantastic salads, I have nice big lettuce leaves for wraps of all kinds. I’ll make pesto with that basil, and a different batch with the garlic scapes. Chocolate zucchini bread. Fresh peas with mint. Beets with feta and walnuts. There are a lot of things I can do with garlic scapes – that deserves a post all on its own, which I promise I’ll deliver later this week.

Come back to this post during the coming week – as I post recipes using this box of produce, I’ll add links here. Happy eating!


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I’m Maurita Plouff, and I write about cooking and preserving the local harvest in Southeast Michigan. Any recipe you find here is something I have cooked myself, and enjoyed, and think you might like too. I invite you to try the recipes, and leave comments.

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