Week 23 – Where’s the food?

This week’s box left me wanting more.

It came with two small ornamental pumpkins, which immediately became a centerpiece, two apples, two pears, two eggplants, two jalapenos, two corono de toro peppers,  daikon radishes, tomatoes, and bok choy.

From the share box, I took an extra bunch of bok choy because it looked wonderful.

I felt like there was very little challenge to using up all my produce this week.
We really end up eating the fruit as is most of the time.  I used one jalapeno on pizza already, and we are discussing making ratatouille for something different with the eggplant.  Although there was the 5 minute discussion clarifying that I was NOT talking about cooking a French rat for dinner.  🙂  Thanks Pixar.

I had been hoping for carrots because I want to make a roasted vegetable compote with the turnips from last week and I was hoping to add some carrots or squash for variety.  I may have to buy some….. at the grocery store….  😦

I’ll use the bok choy as a side with some sort of a chicken dish – I love Asian food.

The daikon radishes will be a challenge.  We used to eat them quite a bit when I lived in Hawaii, but I haven’t used it much in a long time.  I welcome any suggestions you might have!


About csamom

Living in Eastern Washington State for the past 15 years, I appreciate the wonderful produce we have available here. I am a working mom, with the typical active family. We have two children, a cat, a fish, and a snake.
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4 Responses to Week 23 – Where’s the food?

  1. As a matter of fact, I do have a suggestion for the daikon radishes (and it’s using Aloha Shoyu so would bring back memories of living in Hawaii). How funny, been blogging for 2 weeks and actually have something useful to recommend: http://www.farmfreshfeasts.com/2012/09/crock-pot-chicken-adobo-with-sauteed.html I do have to buy carrots from the store. My CSA grows tasty little carrots, emphasis on little, so if I want something to slice and dip in hummus I need to buy it.

    • csamom says:

      And I have siriachi sauce! We may be in business. Thanks for sharing!

      I had some spectacular CSA carrots before I started blogging; I should post the pictures. Everyone around here heard about them in the hours before I cooked them. I even left a party because I had to get home and cook my carrots. (I am such a dork….)

  2. I simply thinly slice the radishes and add to a greens for an extra crunch and a kick of spice .

    • csamom says:

      I served some last night alongside the bok choy. The kids thought they were water chestnuts and were shocked when they weren’t. Sometimes it works when I just slip new things in, and sometimes not. 🙂

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