Monday, July 26, 2010

CSA Farm Box & Creative Cooking

While visiting my sister earlier in July I got to see her CSA farm box that she is splitting with a friend each week. You buy a farm share (hers is Earth Dance Farms in MN) and get their produce all summer. I think it is a fabulous idea and you get fresh local produce.

That being said some weeks are a lot harder to stomach than others. Pictured is the whole box, and usually they split it with a friend that went in on the share so it is only about 1/2 as...interesting. Beets, carrots, turnips, radishes, butterhead lettuce, kale, raspberries, basil, and wa...something (the white things in the middle). Let's just say the beets didn't work out well. At all.

One tricky ingredient that they got every week for at least a month was kale. She had a hard time figuring out what to make so we found a recipe for kale chips. Kale + olive oil + kosher salt + chili powder.

Actually a crunchy and surprisingly delicious snack. I don't know how healthy because of the oil, but it was etible.

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