CSA Bounty – Week Three

by Meg Cotner on June 23, 2010

Wow, this week is like Christmas!  Everything is green and red.  Well, except for the lavender.


As gorgeous as it is, I have lavender growing on the back deck. So, I traded mine with a woman who loves lavender, for more chard!


We got a couple of spicy greens – cress and green mustard greens.


green mustard greens

I’ll need to find a recipe for these greens – on an initial search I came across a recipe for balsamic-glazed chickpeas and mustard greens, but I’d need to make a number of adjustments, as fat-free is not my kind of thing.  I could add some of my pastured chicken broth, naturally fermented tamari, and use coconut sugar.  I’ll definitely post about it if it turns out well!

We also got a bag of sugar snap peas.

bags of snap peas

I ate a bunch tonight, all raw and some dipped in homemade mayonnaise – so good!  It’s a nice lemony mayo, which tastes great with these peas.

This was the first week of the fruit share!  We got cherries and apples.  Haven’t tried the apples, but the cherries are divine.



We weren’t sure we’d get cherries, as at this growing season has accelerated a lot of the traditional spring fruit. I’m so grateful there were cherries for us!

Can you tell that I like cherries? Heee!

I look forward to good eating this week.

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ki.p June 23, 2010 at 9:26 am

You’re so quick with your updates! I still have to post week 2. I love your photos, it’ll be fun to look back thru these when the season’s over. Thanks for sharing 🙂 -Kelli

Judith June 23, 2010 at 10:10 am

I love cherries too! and the lavender is just beautiful. I can smell it from here 🙂
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Meg June 23, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Thanks for the kind words, Kelli! I plan to keep it up through the season. You’re right – it will be fun to look back at the season and see the progression. I’ll look forward to seeing more of your pictures, too!

Judith, I ate about a cup of cherries today for lunch dessert – they are just wonderful! I don’t think I will cook them at all, they are great just eaten out of hand. The lavender did indeed smell wonderful. I hope the woman I gave mine to is really enjoying them! 🙂

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