3rd CSA Share!

This weeks share is a bigger one!  

  • butter lettuce
  • romaine lettuce
  • rainbow chard
  • kale
  • broccoli
  • cabbage
  • strawberries
  • thyme
  • green onion
  • lemon basil

10 Items!  
Now what to make with it all!  The strawberries were a big surprise!  I just bought some strawberries this morning.  So I have so many to use.  I am thinking a nice strawberry salad tonight.  
Does anyone have any fresh cabbage, chard, or kale recipes to share?  

We are having so much fun with our CSA! 

2nd CSA Produce Box

This weeks produce box contains Kale, Rainbow Swiss Chard, Green Onions, Radishes, Basil, and Lettuce!
(The pic is sideways because of blogger...does anyone else have this problem?)

I used the Basil to make pesto.
The Kale into chips!
Swiss Chard I sautéed with garlic and onions.
Green Onions and Radishes are being thrown into all my salads!

I had a question about what to do with so many green onions last week.  I don't get enough to do any bigger recipes.  But if I did...I would make yummy onion rolls!   What do you do with all you green onions?

Fresh from the garden to my front door! My 1st CSA Share!

Yesterday my first produce box arrived at my door!  It is a bit small, but my farmer assures me that it will get bigger as produce grows.  So I have lettuce, Kale, cilantro, rhubarb, and some green onions!  Yummy!  

How my CSA works
I give my farmer a set fee prior to the start of the season.  This cover the costs of the farm operation. 
There are risks due to weather and other factors out of the control of my farmer, which are are shared by everyone in the CSA community.

Why I like my CSA
I love that I support my local farmer and the personal contact with that our farmer provides us with the opportunity to ask questions about the practices the farmer uses and to visit the farm to see how it all works!
I get fresh organic produce every week delivered to my door!  
The quality of locally organically grown fresh produce.  Yummy!
The cost(if it is a good year) is way cheaper then buying from the grocery store! 

Local Food Makes Sense!
Exceptional taste and freshness - Local food is fresher and tastes better than food picked before ripening that has been shipped thousands of miles.
It strengthens your local economy - Buying local food keeps your dollars circulating in your community.
Health benefits for the entire family - No lost nutrients compared to grocery store bought foods. 
Protects the environment - Local food doesn't travel far, reducing carbon dioxide emissions from transportation lines and packing crates.Organic methods benefit the soil, air, water, wildlife and people in the farm ecosystem

Now, what to make?  Does anyone have any good rhubarb recipes?

Warning! Do not lick your Food Processor Blade! Raw Ice Cream

Now I was always the one who scooped out the ice cream...You know with the metal scoop...and when finished the first thing I would is give the scoop a lick.  Ouch not to smart right.  So then I tried short licks...and well I always got that ice cream off!  Now please when you make your raw ice cream I beg you not to lick the food processor blade....Even though it looks so tasty...and I know you hate to waste that little bit....But really it is not worth cutting your tongue for.  I tell you it was so hard for me not to lick the blade  :)

I have seen recipes for raw ice cream before, and I have been wanting to make my own...so I have been looking for an affordable ice cream maker.  Yesterday I saw this Happy Herbivore recipe here.  And I was like..."hey I can do that!"  And I had everything I needed!  So today I made raw ice cream!  This what I did!

Raw Ice Cream for one!

1 frozen Banana
1/4 cup Almond Milk 
1 Dried Fig (that I soaked the day before)
1/4 tsp Organic Cocoa

Throw all in your food processor(blender may work as well) And whirl until it looks like soft serve ice cream!
Enjoy your ice cream right away!  (this bowl started melting on me cause I was running all over the house trying to find the card for the camera!!!)

I think this recipe would do amazing with home made coconut milk...and I am going to have fun making different flavours this summer!

WMWW - JUNE - Taking a break

Hi Everyone,

I have found that I don't have as much time to be an active blogger.  So I am taking a break from wmww till the fall.  The May linky is still open so feel free to link up if you have a post...and visit and support everyone who has participated!  That is why I created this meme  :)  To support each other.

I still will be posting healthy recipes this summer!  I have joined a CSA and expect a lot  of produce which to experiment with!

Happy Wednesday everyone!