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My CSA started in mid-June, but this is the first time I've been home to pick it up. I got a half-share, which means a full share every other week. Fruit, flowers, veg, eggs. At least I was in town for the blueberries...

-a dozen eggs this time, instead of the usual 1/2 doz, not that I'm complaining

-sunflowers

-a small watermelon, a cantaloupe, and a sunjewel melon (I'm told they taste like a mild cantaloupe, so I gave both away. Yuck.)

-a really teeny mini watermelon, the size of a baby's head. Eeee! Tomatoes, corn (gave most away, can't eat 5 ears tonight), cherry tomatoes, pattypan squash, a big yellow squash, basil, a giant bunch of cilantro (half of which is in a jug of water in the fridge. Cilantro water slurp-slurp!), and what I think are probably Anaheims and poblanos.

I foresee a squash-based ratatouille in my future.
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This week's haul:

A pint of strawberries
2 pounds of turnips
a 3-pound rooster
2 pounds of ground beef
3 artichokes

Nom nom nom.
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So I found a farmer's market that's pretty big! Sadly it's across town, so it's a trip to go, but I've been frequenting it for the past few weeks.

This week, I picked up 1 dozen eggs, 4 pounds of chicken leg quarters, a half gallon of grass-fed milk, and a big cauliflower.
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I bought:

Eggs
Leeks
Turnips
Pink lady apples
Chicken necks and feet
Bosc pears
Chicken empanada
Cheese danish
Batard of white bread.

The chicken parts I will roast and make into soup stock -- if I pick up parsnips at the co-op, I can make Spicy English Parsnip Soup...
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This week I got:

a bundle of carrots
three small-to-medium beets (I gave the greens to my aunt, who will appreciate them properly, and now I have beet juice all over my hands)
5 pounds of satsumas (not so good estimating this week, though I was within about three of the mark)
about a pound and a half of persimmons (I tend to slice them up and put them in a great big jug of sweet black tea, which works even if they're slightly underripe)
some kiwis (including some double ones, which kicked off a discussion between me and my aunt that you sort of had to be there for; I was declaring that they looked vaguely anatomical, and she protested that they were much too green; all this at the top of our lungs in the parking lot).


I still have some green onions left from the not-farmers'-market run, and they and the carrots will be featuring in some orange chicken coming soon to a bowl near me.
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This week was a week of Very Limited Budget. So I wound up with about six lovely pears, the juicy Bartletts that are in season right now; the last one is ripening right now.

I also got 5 pounds of satsumas. I am very proud of myself there: the price break point was at 5 pounds, and I grabbed just the right weight by myself.

Once washed and minced, the skin of those satsumas is amaaazing when added to the orange sauce for the orange chicken.
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I GOT DUCK GIZZARDS!

I said to the dude at the store, "So, what do you do with duck gizzards?"

And he said, "... I have no idea."

But they were so cheap I was willing to gamble on being able to Google up something when I got home. And with offal, there is a statistically good chance that I will like it.
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This Sunday's haul:

12 pint baskets strawberries (approximately).
Large container blueberries.
3 baskets raspberries.
2 bundles of green onions.
1 bundle green basil.
1 bundle purple basil, choir of angels optional.
Not quite enough tiny sweet tomatoes.
Marinated fresh mozzarella in oil with herbs.

I mixed the mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil with the balsamic vinegar and a bit of smoked salt and some shreds of sausage, and OMG OMG OMG OMG. Burping can be an unpleasant reminder that no matter how good the meal was, the digestive process is best left out of sight once started, but apparently sweet-tomato-and-purple-basil is the exception. I think I want a sweet-tomato-and-purple-basil *perfume*.
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It's that time of year again!

I wish to thank our gracious mod for the tag, which, like the apples, exists to make me happy.
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I got a leg of mutton in the cardboard goodie box on my doorstep this morning.

Now I have roast mutton.

I foresee these events being repeated in the future.
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Cherries are falling out of season! I did get 6 pounds at Trader Joe's. I NEED MY FRUITS. *hugs protectively*
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- peaches!

- yellow cherry tomatoes, most of which are already gone, mmm lunch

- sweet yellow peppers

- purple basil with teeny purple flowers. Half of it's already in a jug in the fridge making basil water. The other half is going into a skillet tonight with...

- a bitter melon and

- those small slender purple eggplants

- damn, I forgot to get onions. *facepalm*
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- a red bell pepper

- two bright yellow peppers, the varieties of which I have forgotten

- a dozen cucumbers and a bunch of onions, for the salad I posted about, for a potluck

- peeeeeeaches.

As of now

Jul. 9th, 2011 10:36 am
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I have liver (beef and lamb's, owing to accidentally picking up two different packets) and spring greens and mixed salad and wild rocket pesto and buffalo burgers and raspberries and blackberries and white cloud mushrooms and a really impressive number of very small aubergines.

I thought you should know.

And it didn't come from the market but I have just eaten the last of the Flower Marie which is the best cheese I have ever tasted.
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When I was a kid, one of the things we always had in the fridge, right next to the watermelon and ice tea, was a bowl of cucumber salad.

Thinly slice cucumbers and plain white onions into a bowl. Combine water, white vinegar, and sugar. This time, I used 1c water, 1c vinegar, a splash of oil, and 1/4c sugar. I heated them in the microwave for about a minute. It's not supposed to be very sweet--just enough to take the edge off the vinegar. Next time I'll probably start with 1/8c sugar. Pour dressing over cucumbers and onions to cover, and let sit in the fridge for a while before eating.

Dunno if this is a regional dish or not (Southern US, if so). It goes very nicely with corn on the cob, chicken salad in tomatoes, and other summer delights.
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And I am here visiting my mom, so I went:



New potatoes, radishes, green onions, beet greens, oatmeal sourdough and an apricot-almond multigrain, plus (not shown) blueberry tarts, tomatoes, local freerange ground beef, rosemary, garlic scapes, ranier cherries.
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Today I came home with a half-flat of strawberries, maybe five and a half pounds of mixed red and yellow cherries, some stone fruits, and a bottle of honey.

I still have some strawberries left over from last week's whole flat. I'm thinking it's time to get the blender involved.
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A light take today at the all-organic market, but I came home with:

Chipotle rubbed Chevre
2 ridiculously curvy zucchini
1 softball sized kohlrabi
A bunch of baby red onions
1 jar of green tomato jam
2 Lebanese spinach pies

And my favorite find: 2 huge fistfuls of garlic scapes (!!!!) I'm so excited by them I can't handle it. I have so many ideas!

Does anyone have any unique ideas for zucchini or kohlrabi? My zucchini ideas, especially, are kind of stale but at the same time it's hard to get tired of just lightly sauteed zucchini with a touch of onion and garlic.