Friday, August 12, 2011

Roots and Shoots Farm - 7th Week of CSA Food 2011

This week's CSA basket from Roots and Shoots Farm feels like a solid collection of the basics. I have already fantasized about the dishes they will be turning into over the coming days.

Carrots are headed for a carrot and coriander soup.

These beautiful cucumbers want to be in a Greek salad.

The onions are going to help the carrot soup and the Greek salad along.

Zucchini loaf (I have never made that before.)

Russian red kale. I have been loving the kale in our crazy pesto pasta dish. Probably on the menu again for veggie night.

Arugula on homemade pizza done on the BBQ, along with goat cheese and caramelized onion. Maybe chipotle caramelized onion.

French fries! Just kidding. I wonder if the potatoes will get mashed since the teenager will be here for a few days and that's his favourite potato (after poutine).

These beautiful collection of tomatoes are going into the Greek salad and crazy pesto pasta dish.

The Boston butter lettuce will be in one of my most favourite salads. Special cut oranges, toasted pine nuts, red onion and blue cheese with citrus dressing.

Green peppers can go in Greek salad, can't they? It is probably breaking some Greek salad rule. I was supposed to get two peppers at pickup. The brain shorted for a moment. Poor me.

It is tempting to use the whole garlic bulb in the crazy pesto pasta dish.

What do you think? Do you have any recipe suggestions for me? If this was your CSA basket, what would you be making? I would love to hear what my Roots and Shoots CSA buddies are up to as well.

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  1. Nice basket! I can't wait to see what Bryson Farms bring me this weekend... I love carrot and coriander soup. Do you have a favorite recipe? If not, you have to try New Covent Garden's soup. It is amazing. The recipe is available in preview here :

    Sometimes I use cream, sometimes I don't. And sometimes I add some curry spices and sometimes I don't. Either ways, this soup is my to-go-soup to use carrots.

  2. Melodie: I do have a favourite carrot soup but I am always looking for new favourites! Thanks for sharing yours. I will check it out. I like spicing up soups so you have my attention!


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