Thursday, July 23, 2009

It's CSA Season!

It's CSA season!
I'm well into CSA season, and it has not been disappointing AT ALL! The reason I say this is because here in Boston, it rained almost every day in June, and July has only been marginally better. We did get sweet strawberries, and that was all that mattered for the first couple weeks :) The beets have been overflowing as well as have the bunches of chard and kale and summer squashes.
The fate of the zukes and summer squashes have been a variety of sweet quick breads, like this chocolate zuke bread
I've been roasting the beets and eating them in copious amounts. Here are some in a Soba noodle salad
I made a vegetarian modified borscht, which came out delectable.
I used grated beets, diced beets, onions, canned diced tomatoes, veggie stock, fennel seeds, mint, cardamom pods and swiss chard.....

Yum - I topped it with 0% Greek plain yogurt mixed w/dill. Very fresh and satisfying.
There will be more to come as the weeks go by and the bounty continues!