Sunday, July 18, 2010

CSA Box Recipes for Summer

Here's some of the stuff I've been doing with the Two Small Farms CSA box this summer. No photos for the most part. Too tasty to wait!
In general, I do a lot of stir-fry, often with Trader Joe's beef Bulgogi. When I get way behind, I do soup in the slow cooker.


Lori's peaches/CSA strawberries- preserves
This is the same recipe Pam used with her girls. I used about 4 cups sugar because I had less peaches than it called for. I didn't add any pectin. I don't do canning, and I like to have a really chunky, oozy result to put on toast or desserts.
http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1923,154171-246195,00.html

Lori's peaches- peach ice cream
This recipe is for a giant ice cream maker. I halved it and left chunks in the puree. I added a dash of nutmeg too.
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/peach-ice-cream/Detail.aspx


Walla Walla onions, tomatoes, lettuce, scallions- cast iron burgers from Cooking Light
This is one of my favorite things to make. I use the Semifreddi's buns from Lunardi's that probably have more fat in them than the burger. They're worth it, though.
http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=1911266

Tomatoes & basil- tomato sauce
I cooked and milled the tomatoes and basil ahead of time, then seasoned this with salt, sugar, oregano, and lemon salt when I reheated it to serve with pasta.
http://mariquita.com/recipes/tomatosauceessay.html

Cabbage- Kalua pork
I love Hawaiian fast food!
http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/kalua-pig-in-a-slow-cooker/Detail.aspx
http://www.inspired2cook.com/2009/09/30/hawaiian-macaroni-salad/

Avocados- avocado pie
The bacon avocados from the box seem to be naturally a lot more stringy than Hass avocados. The moisture content may also be different because the pie didn't set up. I froze it, and then it was pretty awesome!
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/avocado-pie-recipe/index.html

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