Using up CSA veggies

17 Jun

IMG_3816So I signed up for a CSA this summer. (Actually, I put myself on the waiting list in March of ’08.) I was so excited to try to eat more vegetables, to support local farmers, to try new recipes, etc., etc. But reality has hit me. I don’t like new, exciting, and unknown. I want what I want when I want it. My weekly basket has morphed from exciting possibilities to a looming pressure to figure out how to cook and eat it all before it goes bad. Fooey to that I say!

This meal was fine. It’s seitan with an herb gravy with a side of use up the CSA hash (purple carrots, mustard greens, onion, garlic and potato). Again, it was fine, but certainly nothing I’d ever make if I weren’t trying to figure out what to do with carrots that lack the sweetness necessary to eat raw, one leftover potato and a whole onion with nothing else to cook it with. And there are tons of things I would have rather made and eaten. Especially since I’ll also be having it for lunch tomorrow…


Posted by on June 17, 2009 in yummy in my tummy


2 responses to “Using up CSA veggies

  1. claire

    June 17, 2009 at 3:56 am

    No kidding. I’m kind of feeling the same way. The vegatables are in my crisper drawer and I can’t decide whether they are a challenge, a threat, or an opportunity. The other day I was thinking of buying some lettuce, and then I felt guilty about buying new vegetables when I had so many CSA vegetables that need eating up. Let’s just say that I’m glad it sounds like we’re done with beets for the season. 🙂 I really liked beets…

    We sometimes get on my grandma’s case for shopping at Costco when she lives on her own and doesn’t need to shop at that volume. I think we may have done the CSA equivalent of joining costco when you live alone and have no storage space for bulk goods.

  2. ellie

    June 18, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    The difference being that most of the stuff at Costco has infinite shelf life! Key!


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